Kaplan working to fix natural gas outage

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City workers make repairs Tuesday morning at the damaged gas feeder.

KAPLAN — The estimate that natural gas will again be available to Kaplan and surrounding areas by the end of the week is a best-case scenario.

Abbeville fireman wins state award

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David Landry

There are around 13,000 firefighters in Louisiana.
Firefighter 1st Class David Landry of the Abbeville Fire Department has been voted the best among them.

Farmers told to expect flood disaster aid

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Mike Strain, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry commissioner, and Craig McCain, state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, talk with farmers on Aug. 23 at the Richard farm near
Indian Bayou about federal programs available for disaster assistance. Photo by Bruce Schultz

OPELOUSAS – A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal

Unrestrained Abbeville Man Killed in Crash

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VERMILION PARISH — On Wednesday, Aug. 24, shortly before 4 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a two vehicle fatality crash on La. Hwy.

Historic flooding will cost Louisiana agriculture at least $110 million

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Sprouted rice. Photo by Ken Lyon near Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish. If rice has sprouted in the field, it needs to be harvested as soon as possible and sent to the drier. Typically, this rice will be discounted for water damage and stain.

BATON ROUGE – Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU



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Abbeville’s Tayla Willis (right) gets a clean block of a shot by Gueydan’s Ke’Ara Charles (13).

The Gueydan HoneyBears dodged a bullet in their opening game of the Coca-Cola VC Yuletide Tournament on Tuesday.


Kiyzer Israel Marceaux
A son, Kiyzer Israel Marceaux, was born, Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Abbeville General to Kymberly Paige Marceaux of Kaplan.

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