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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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  • News in Brief- December 4, 2019

    46,000 kicked off Louisiana Medicaid rolls for ineligibility

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 46,000 people lost their Medicaid coverage last month, because they didn't respond to letters warning they didn't appear eligible for the government-financed insurance.The removals came as the state health department resumed a process that automatically kicks people off Medicaid if they don't respond to annual renewal information requests.Enrollees had until Oct. 31 to maintain coverag...

  • Edwards talks of agenda for new term

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sketched out the broad outlines of his agenda for a second term last Thursday, proposing new investments in education and saying he hopes the new Legislature will choose compromise over obstruction.The Democratic incumbent said his top priority will be new dollars for early childhood education, an issue he frequently cited as he campaigned.

  • Lafourche council passes 2020 budget amendments

    With unanimous approval by the Lafourche Parish Council, the amended 2020 budget sits on the parish president’s desk, awaiting the green light or veto in early December.Parish council members proposed amendments during their regular meeting on Nov. 26. All members were present except for Craig Jacuzzo.Several of the proposed amendments redirected recreation money.

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • New board member appointed, timeline set for hiring superintendent

     The Lafourche Parish School Board appointed a Larose attorney to temporarily represent District 12 until May’s special election.Henry Lafont Jr. will fill the seat vacated by former board member Robby Gisclair on Nov. 6 after Gisclair resigned while facing a criminal charge of theft.Ten board members voted in favor of appointing Lafont last Tuesday night.

  • New map gives locals and visitors info on Bayou Lafourche

     Tourists and locals alike now have a powerful tool to help them explore Bayou Lafourche.The non-profit Friends of Bayou Lafourche has released a comprehensive and multi-platform map which includes information on over 60 different facilities that provide recreational access, dining options, historical tours, lodging and other attractions along the 106 miles of the bayou.Information on everything from restaurants in Donaldsonville to public boat launches in Port Fourchon will be listed on th...

  • Donations being accepted for 26th Annual LPSO Christmas Bicycle Giveaway

    Donations are still being accepted for the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office’s 26th Annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway.Through this program, more than 4,400 bicycles have been distributed to needy children in our area.In 2018, 200 bikes were delivered to children throughout Lafourche Parish. Donations are accepted year-round, and used bicycles are refurbished and repaired by inmate workers.Sheriff Webre asks that any bicycles donated at this time be either brand new or in need of only...

  • Houma-Thibodaux area down 1,700 jobs over year

    New figures recently released show that the Houma-Thibodaux area lost 1,700 jobs over the 12 months ending Oct. 31, more than any other Louisiana metro area.Jobs remained steady from September to October in the metro area, comprised of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, according to figures released Wednesday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.The area continues to struggle from a Gulf of Mexico oil bust that started in mid-2014. Since then, more than 25,000 fewer people have jobs locally, st...

  • Reports: Consumers still carrying debt from last holiday season, expected to spend $1.1 trillion this holiday season

    About 35 million Americans still have holiday credit card debt left over from last year, according to WalletHub’s 2019 Holiday Shopping Survey.The personal finance site projects consumers will spend as much as $1.1 trillion this holiday season.When analyzing how consumers spend their money and which gift cards are the best buy, WalletHub identified the top cards as those offering flat-rate cash rewards and ongoing bonus rewards.“Credit card rewards bonuses are near record highs right...

  • Liner to reign as Krewe of Athena Queen

    On September 14, the Krewe of Athena held its annual Queen’s Announcement party at the Larose Civic Center where Ms. Jamie Auenson Liner was named Queen Athena IX.Queen Jamie is the mother of Ashley Laine and Alexis Rene’ Liner. She is the grandmother of Alee Mae Liner.

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