August 27, 2013 7:09 PM
The Lafayette Parish School Board is holding a health care workshop.
They're discussing changing insurance providers, meaning possible changes in benefits.
The talk of change isn't sitting well with some insurance users in the school system. They say the board is moving too fast and a new provider... more »
July 30, 2013 8:51 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Board President Shelton Cobb says there are no current plans to have a special Lafayette Parish School Board meeting this week to discuss the pending investigation into Superintendent Pat Cooper. The Advertiser reports the board voted 5-4 at its July 17 meeting to hire a Gretna... more »
March 25, 2013 8:40 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu will host a community meeting Monday night to discuss reform of the New Orleans Police Department, including concerns about racial profiling and efforts to violence in the city's neighborhoods. The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1829... more »
December 12, 2012 6:16 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's four living former governors are gathering to talk about their combined 30 years in the state's top leadership post. Former Govs. Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco are speaking Wednesday at the annual meeting of the nonpartisan Council for a Better... more »
November 2, 2012 7:39 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish School Board member attended his first meeting following his indictment by a federal grand jury last month in a conspiracy to extort money in exchange for his vote for a new school superintendent. Board member Quincy Richard Sr., who was indicted Oct.... more »
October 31, 2012 4:52 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Registered sex offenders will have to report to a special education session on Halloween night. The Town Talk reports that the Alexandria District Probation and Parole Office will conduct the session between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday in Alexandria. The Alexandria District serves Avoyelles, Catahoula,... more »
October 10, 2012 9:44 AM
A town hall meeting is scheduled today for veterans looking to get answers as to when a VA Clinic could open in Lafayette.
"The VA has been very difficult to work with. It's one of the most bureaucratic and incompetent departments," said Congressman Doctor Charles Boustany.
Since 2008... more »
July 26, 2012 7:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is expected to hold a status conference on the new agreement between the city of New Orleans and the Justice Department aimed at reforming the troubled New Orleans Police Department. Officials said the meeting was set for 10 a.m. before U.S. District Judge... more »
June 11, 2012 5:27 AM
HARAHAN, La. (AP) - Justice Department investigators will hold a public meeting June 15 in Harahan to hear about hiring and promotion practices in the city's police and fire departments, Mayor Vinny Mosca said. The Times-Picayune reports the session is set for 11 a.m. at City Hall. The meeting comes... more »
March 20, 2012 10:56 PM
From the RedFlex contract to bans on smoking and the downtown bar levy, several hot topics were discussed at Tuesday's Lafayette Consolidated Council.
"Imagine how it feels that in order to provide for my family I must march right back into the toxic environment that nearly killed me," said... more »
March 8, 2012 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources' Office of Conservation is holding a meeting Thursday to discuss the problem of salt water intrusion into the Baton Rouge area's ground water. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Office of Conservation building in Baton... more »
February 6, 2012 10:04 AM
WOODWORTH, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will hold a public meeting this week to discuss planned changes to U.S. Highway 165 in Woodworth. The meeting will be held in the J. W. McDonald Community Center in Woodworth Tuesday night. The Town Talk reports the state... more »
January 17, 2012 4:33 PM
Seven Lafayette bars in the downtown area are appealing hefty liquor license suspensions at tonight's Lafayette Consolidated Government Meeting. The suspensions come after the bars failed to pay a controversial tax, specially levied against them to pay for downtown police detail. Coming up at 5 & 6, KATC's Maddie will... more »
September 30, 2011 6:56 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana State Museum and Friends of the Cabildo are hosting members of the USS Cabildo Association during the group's annual meeting and reunion in New Orleans. Approximately 50 shipmates and their spouses will gather in front of the Cabildo for a group photo followed by... more »
July 7, 2011 11:57 PM
A slew of positions are on the chopping block for the City of Crowley, but those budget cuts won't be made without a fight from the community. Dozens of community members showed up at Thursday Finance Committee meeting to show their support for city workers, especially at the fire and... more »
May 19, 2011 4:34 AM
Wednesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to end block scheduling at high schools in the parish.
That scheduling format has been in place in Lafayette high schools since 2004, allowing students to take 4 classes each day, every other day. That allowed them the opportunity to take... more »
April 20, 2011 6:24 AM
The next few years the Lafayette Parish School board wants to spend nearly 600 million dollars on school construction and repairs. It's all part of the school system's master facilities plan established in 2009, but money to fund those projects doesn't grow on trees. So the citizens oversight committee is... more »
April 15, 2011 6:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly a year after the BP oil spill, leaders of the oyster industry are getting together in New Orleans to discuss the continuing effects. Oyster industry representatives will be joined by Randy Pausina, the assistant secretary of the state wildlife department, and Garrett Graves, chairman of... more »
April 13, 2011 12:07 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Lawyers for the NFL and league officials are meeting with the judge assigned to supervise court-ordered mediation between the NFL and its locked-out players. The league's contingent arrived at the chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on Wednesday morning. Executiv e vice president Jeff Pash, the... more »
April 4, 2011 6:12 AM
LCG's Charter Commission could make a final vote tonight. On the two separate charters proposal they decided on last week. The commission was hoping to extend it's April 13th deadline, but the city-parish council may not approve the extension.
Again a public hearing on the two separate charters will... more »
March 28, 2011 5:52 AM
The Lafayette Charter Commission is seeking public input at its meeting today. The panel is coming up with options for the future of consolidated government. The commission has asked for an extension, but if that is not approved, the meeting could be one of its last. The meeting gets started... more »
March 24, 2011 5:58 AM
The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Aacadiana Civic Leaders will head to the Le'berge Dulac Casino Resort today for an important meeting about the city's master plan. The meeting will focus on a blueprint for growth in the hub city.
January 30, 2011 11:58 PM
Despite the rain a couple dozen people turned out in Youngsville Sunday afternoon to discuss plans to save that 250-year old oak tree. The tree is scheduled to come down to make way for a roundabout at Highways 89 and 92, but not if these people get their way. "Guardian... more »
January 23, 2011 8:27 PM
More parents, teachers, and students are aware of bullying after a free workshop this weekend.
Rosalind Wiseman was the guest speaker at a bullying awareness session at N.P. Moss Middle School on Saturday. Her book was the inspiration for the movie "Mean Girls." The event was hosted by the... more »
January 20, 2011 1:37 PM
Right now: Lafayette Housing Authority Board Members hold a press conference to discuss the audit findings and to request an investigation. KATC's Shawn Kline is there and will have more on Acadiana's News Channel tonight.
December 15, 2010 7:09 AM
A representative from the Veterans' administration is expected to attend a meeting of the veterans action coalition of South Louisiana.
She is will be there to break down logistics, statistics and answer questions. Acadiana veterans are hoping to get a clinic and hospital in Lafayette. Acadiana has 94,000 veterans... more »
December 13, 2010 11:40 PM
One small Acadiana town is working through big money problems. KATC's Maddie Garrett was at the Delcambre City Council meeting Monday night and uncovered new information about an embezzlement investigation in the city. After its yearly audit, the City of Delcambre came up short by roughly $7,000. "It's significant for... more »
November 4, 2010 10:13 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's task force on the restoration of the Gulf Coast is set to begin meeting to look at how the region can be fixed after the BP oil spill. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force is set to have its first public meeting... more »
November 2, 2010 10:49 AM
The "so-called go cup" ordinance is up for final adoption at tonight's Lafayette City Parish Council meeting.
It would prohibit possession of open alcohol containers, and public consumption of alcohol in the Downtown District, Simcoe-Surrey Street Corridor and the Mckinley Street Strip.
Lafayette police hope the ordinance will... more »
November 1, 2010 8:15 AM
State officials are resuming their search for property to build a new juvenile detention facility.
Last September officials said the facility would go up on a non-residential site off I-49. So today, State and St. Landry Parish officials plan to meet to discuss that possibility.
The meeting begins... more »
October 20, 2010 10:55 AM
Ousted housing authority board member Joe Dennis is calling a meeting of the Housing Authority Board today.
Joe Dennis wants the board to meet in the agency's office. KATC is told, the accountant who conducted the controversial audit that sparked the upheaval is supposed to be there.
October 5, 2010 6:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The MTV and BET networks say President Barack Obama is scheduled to take part in a youth town hall meeting broadcast from Washington on Oct. 14. MTV and BET are producing the program. The one-hour program will air live at 4 p.m. Eastern time. It also... more »
September 30, 2010 4:33 PM
Three of the commissioners ousted from the Lafayette Housing authority say they're back on the job and they planned on holding their next meeting today. But the special board of commissioners meeting was canceled after the Housing Authority failed to get a quorum. Three members showed up, but they needed... more »
August 25, 2010 11:27 AM
There will be a public meeting for Veterans Action Coalition of Acadiana will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Clifton Chenier Center at 3:00 PM.
We will announce a new and special letter that will confirm our recommendation to relocate the existing VA Clinic to Southpark Hospital.... more »
August 16, 2010 8:51 PM
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A $118 million expansion and renovation of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center will bring Mississippi into the competitive fray for most of the biggest meetings in the United States, the center's executive director says. State officials, including Gov. Haley Barbour and U.S. Sen. Thad... more »
August 10, 2010 8:53 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Governors from across the south will discuss recovering from the Gulf oil spill and ways to avoid similar offshore disasters in the future. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley said at a news conference in Birmingham Tuesday that issues surrounding the oil spill will be part of the... more »
August 9, 2010 9:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hoping to bolster confidence nationwide in the safety of Louisiana seafood, some industry representatives have headed for Washington. Harlon Pearce, a seafood processor and the chairman of the state's seafood promotion board, led a delegation to the nation's capital on Sunday. Pearce says that on Monday,... more »
July 14, 2010 11:46 AM
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has called a special meeting for 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 to consider opening areas closed to all fishing due to the BP oil spill to recreational fishing only. The meeting will be held in the Louisiana Room at... more »
June 14, 2010 10:18 PM
At the request of Governor Bobby Jindal, Lt. Governor Scott Angelle has formed the Gulf Economic Survival Team, or GEST. The task force has organized an on-line petition aimed at shortening the 6-month moratorium on offshore drilling.
Angelle is coming to Lafayette to discuss the moratorium and the petition... more »
June 14, 2010 3:17 PM
Tomorrow afternoon there will be a special council meeting at 5:15 pm to consider adoption of resolution requesting an end to offshore exploration moratorium at Lafayette Parish Council Auditorium.
Present to support the resolution will be the Lafayette Parish Council; City-Parish President; LEDA President; LCVC President; Black Chamber leadership;... more »
May 26, 2010 12:01 AM
BP held a town hall-style meeting with Acadiana Fishermen Tuesday. About 300 people attended the meeting, which included a 45 minute discussion on current cleanup efforts in the Gulf, followed by a question and answer session.
Preston Dore, a shrimper from Delcambre had questions for BP officials on the... more »
May 24, 2010 7:27 PM
Officials from BP will be in Acadiana Tuesday to answer questions about the oil spill. It's the first time a meeting like these is being held in Acadiana. "There's been several other meetings in New Orleans and Belle Chase area, but our fisherman over here are impacted by what's going... more »
April 5, 2010 3:39 PM
The series of town hall meetings that began March 22 at locations throughout Lafayette Parish will continue tonight at the Scott Branch Library.
The theme of the town hall conversation is Lafayette Consolidated Charter: Is it working for you, why or why not?
Members of the public are... more »
March 16, 2010 2:36 PM
A community dialogue meeting will be held tonight to discuss the Masters Facilities Plan which assesses the current and future needs of schools and facilities within the parish.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010. 6 – 8 PM
Lafayette High School Cafeteria
Northside High School... more »
February 22, 2010 11:36 AM
Acadia Parish School Board president Lynn Shamise has called a special meeting to consider the renewal of the superintendents' employment contract. The meeting will be held in Crowley at the school board office on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 5pm.
November 30, 2009 3:45 PM
Public Notice is hereby given that the Committee Meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2009, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at 6:30 P.M., in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Courthouse Building, Crowley, Louisiana.... more »
November 11, 2009 1:45 PM
Office of State Rep. Rickey Hardy
District 44 - Lafayette
November 11, 2009
Everyone knows that the education, safety, and welfare of our children here in Lafayette are matters very near and dear to my heart. With that in mind, the hyperbolic statements by Director of Curriculum... more »
November 10, 2009 12:43 PM
The Lafayette Parish School System will be holding another master plan meeting this evening and again on Thursday. The community meetings help the LPSS members and the general public stay connected while forming the Master Plan. The sessions continues to the month of May 2010, it is then that the... more »
November 2, 2009 11:59 AM
(November 2, 2009) - The official name of the City of Opelousas' new civic center will be unveiled to the public this week during the City Council Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, at 4:00 pm.
The new name is the result of a month long community wide... more »
October 31, 2009 4:26 PM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - About 100 sex offenders from a six-parish area in Central Louisiana had orders to attend a Halloween night meeting at the Louisiana Probation and Parole office in Alexandria.
Officials say the meeting, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is partly to help the community feel... more »
October 19, 2009 11:41 PM
Earlier this month Lafayette City-Parish President, Joey Durel, vetoed several items in the 2009-2010 budget. At Tuesday nights council meeting, council members will go item by item t discuss then vote on the vetoed items. The council's elimination of GPS tracking systems in LCG and Lafayette Utilities System vehicles was... more »
October 13, 2009 7:59 AM
State representative Nancy Landry and BESE board member Dale Bayard hosted an informational meeting on the status of the gifted and talented program on Monday evening. Parents and administration were given a chance to hear proposed changes to the program. The meeting was held ay the South Regional Library. The... more »
October 1, 2009 3:16 PM
Another public hearing will be held tonight in Iberia Parish concerning plans for Lake Peigneur. AGL resources wants to store natural gas in salt domes below the lake. But residents fear that could be hazardous. Tonight's hearing is set for 6 o'clock at New Iberia High school.
September 29, 2009 7:39 AM
The Lafayette Consolidated Government meets tonight to discuss the budget. It's up for a final adoption after months of discussions and input from residents.
September 24, 2009 8:09 AM
State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »
September 23, 2009 9:10 AM
Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel continues his listening tour today in Carencro. Durel's goal is to listen to what the people of Lafayette Parish want the community to look like 10, 20, or 30 years down the road. Tonight's meeting begins at 5:30 at The Hall on Gloria Switch Road.