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  • Vermilion Parish School Board member Luddy Herpin dies

    Vermilion Parish School Board member Luddy Herpin dies

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:21 PM EST2017-11-21 00:21:39 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Former Gueydan High School Principal and School Board member Luddy Herpin passed away after a short battle with cancer on Monday, the Abbeville Meridonal reports.  

    Former Gueydan High School Principal and School Board member Luddy Herpin passed away after a short battle with cancer on Monday, the Abbeville Meridonal reports.  

  • Acadiana women send beanies to St. Jude Children's Hospital

    Acadiana women send beanies to St. Jude Children's Hospital

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-11-20 05:22:11 GMT
    Acadiana women send beanies to St. Jude Children's Hospital / KATCAcadiana women send beanies to St. Jude Children's Hospital / KATC

    A group of Acadiana women has been working around the clock to provide beanies for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

    A group of Acadiana women has been working around the clock to provide beanies for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

  • Abbeville shooting leaves juvenile injured

    Abbeville shooting leaves juvenile injured

    Saturday, November 18 2017 9:59 PM EST2017-11-19 02:59:51 GMT
    Courtesy: MGN OnlineCourtesy: MGN Online

    A juvenile is injured following a shooting this evening on Cherokee Avenue in Abbeville. 

    A juvenile is injured following a shooting this evening on Cherokee Avenue in Abbeville. 

  • Vermilion shelter to hold meet and greet for 7 dogs needing adoption

    Vermilion shelter to hold meet and greet for 7 dogs needing adoption

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-11-18 00:27:03 GMT
    all dogs on the on poster except Pablo are in need of fostering or adopting / Vermilion Animal Shelterall dogs on the on poster except Pablo are in need of fostering or adopting / Vermilion Animal Shelter

    The Vermilion Parish Animal shelter is still working to foster and adopt several dogs before the end of the month. 

    The Vermilion Parish Animal shelter is still working to foster and adopt several dogs before the end of the month. 

  • Turduckens: Made in Acadiana

    Turduckens: Made in Acadiana

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:12 PM EST2017-11-17 17:12:08 GMT

    "So a guy walked in with a turkey, a chicken, and a duck..." and a new meal was born. 

    "So a guy walked in with a turkey, a chicken, and a duck..." and a new meal was born. 

  • Flood recovery moving forward for Maurice

    Flood recovery moving forward for Maurice

    Monday, November 13 2017 12:52 PM EST2017-11-13 17:52:36 GMT

    The Village of Maurice Council will consider bids for the construction project for the renovation of city hall and the police department on Wednesday. 

    The Village of Maurice Council will consider bids for the construction project for the renovation of city hall and the police department on Wednesday. 

  • Free trapping workshops announced

    Free trapping workshops announced

    Monday, November 13 2017 11:12 AM EST2017-11-13 16:12:28 GMT
    LDWFLDWF

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association will hold free trapping workshops on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association will hold free trapping workshops on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.

  • 10 dogs in need of adoption, fostering at Vermilion Shelter

    10 dogs in need of adoption, fostering at Vermilion Shelter

    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:01 PM EST2017-11-09 19:01:00 GMT

    The Vermilion Parish Animal Shelter is once again asking for public help in adopting or fostering 10 dogs who most urgently need to be moved from the shelter and into a home. 

    The Vermilion Parish Animal Shelter is once again asking for public help in adopting or fostering 10 dogs who most urgently need to be moved from the shelter and into a home. 

  • Services set for "Skip Stewart"

    Services set for "Skip Stewart"

    Thursday, November 9 2017 1:32 PM EST2017-11-09 18:32:05 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Services will be Sunday for Maurice Jean Guillory, Jr "Skip Stewart," who died on November 4. 

    Services will be Sunday for Maurice Jean Guillory, Jr "Skip Stewart," who died on November 4. 

  • Abbeville Main Street looking for grant applicants

    Abbeville Main Street looking for grant applicants

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 3:03 PM EST2017-11-07 20:03:34 GMT

    If you own property in downtown Abbeville, you may be eligible for a restoration grant.  

    If you own property in downtown Abbeville, you may be eligible for a restoration grant.  

  • Abbeville celebrates 33rd Giant Omelette Celebration

    Abbeville celebrates 33rd Giant Omelette Celebration

    Sunday, November 5 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-11-06 04:40:21 GMT

    Abbeville is one of seven cities worldwide and the only one in the U.S. that hosts an annual Giant Omelette Celebration.

    Abbeville is one of seven cities worldwide and the only one in the U.S. that hosts an annual Giant Omelette Celebration.

  • Abbeville's Giant Omelette Fest this weekend

    Abbeville's Giant Omelette Fest this weekend

    Friday, November 3 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-11-03 22:15:12 GMT
    Abeville Omelette Festival / Arlene ColleeAbeville Omelette Festival / Arlene Collee

    Abbeville is adding another year and another egg to their Giant Omelette Festival.

    Abbeville is adding another year and another egg to their Giant Omelette Festival.

  • Duck Festival moved from August to September

    Duck Festival moved from August to September

    Friday, November 3 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-11-03 17:27:16 GMT
    Gueydan Duck FestivalGueydan Duck Festival
    The Gueydan Duck Festival has moved. The annual festival, usually held in August, now will be held in September, according to the event's Facebook page.  Next year the festival will be held September 20 through 23, the page states.  A spokeswoman for the festival said organizers wanted to hold it during hunting season, and also were hoping that the weather would be a little cooler in September. 
    The Gueydan Duck Festival has moved. The annual festival, usually held in August, now will be held in September, according to the event's Facebook page.  Next year the festival will be held September 20 through 23, the page states.  A spokeswoman for the festival said organizers wanted to hold it during hunting season, and also were hoping that the weather would be a little cooler in September. 
  • Maurice places temporary stop on residential development

    Maurice places temporary stop on residential development

    Thursday, November 2 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-11-03 00:19:40 GMT

    A temporary stop has been placed on residential development permits in Maurice.

    A temporary stop has been placed on residential development permits in Maurice.

  • Toys for Tots Applications Available

    Toys for Tots Applications Available

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:34 AM EDT2017-11-02 11:34:56 GMT
    TOYS FOR TOTSTOYS FOR TOTS

    Applications are being accepted for Toys for Tot sponsored by the US Marines. 

    Applications are being accepted for Toys for Tot sponsored by the US Marines. 

  • Delcambre Police warn businesses of counterfeit bill use

    Delcambre Police warn businesses of counterfeit bill use

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-11-01 13:48:25 GMT
    Courtesy of the Delcambre Police DepartmentCourtesy of the Delcambre Police Department

    The Delcambre Police Department is warning business owners in the area about counterfeit bills that may be circulating.

    The Delcambre Police Department is warning business owners in the area about counterfeit bills that may be circulating.

  • Population boom means some overcrowding in Vermilion Parish schools

    Population boom means some overcrowding in Vermilion Parish schools

    Friday, October 27 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-10-28 00:23:44 GMT

    The northern parts of Vermilion Parish are growing faster than anybody expected, which means more kids in the schools. Parents are concerned overcrowding could mean big problems for their children’s educations. The Vermilion Parish Superintendent acknowledged he’s well aware of the issue.    "We have seen significant growth in our schools in specific areas especially in the northern section around Maurice," said Superintendent Jerome Puyau. No...

    The northern parts of Vermilion Parish are growing faster than anybody expected, which means more kids in the schools. Parents are concerned overcrowding could mean big problems for their children’s educations. The Vermilion Parish Superintendent acknowledged he’s well aware of the issue.    "We have seen significant growth in our schools in specific areas especially in the northern section around Maurice," said Superintendent Jerome Puyau. No...

  • Vermilion Parish deputies arrest two on numerous illegal drug charges

    Vermilion Parish deputies arrest two on numerous illegal drug charges

    Friday, October 27 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-10-27 18:38:03 GMT
    Derouselle and Prejean / VPSODerouselle and Prejean / VPSO

    The Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force report that they arrested two people on numerous charges of illegal drug possession.  

    The Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force report that they arrested two people on numerous charges of illegal drug possession.  

  • Another year, another egg for Abbeville's Giant Omelette Fest

    Another year, another egg for Abbeville's Giant Omelette Fest

    Thursday, October 26 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-10-26 21:47:35 GMT
    Abeville Omelette Festival / Arlene ColleeAbeville Omelette Festival / Arlene Collee

    Abbeville is adding another year and another egg to their Giant Omelette Festival. 

    Abbeville is adding another year and another egg to their Giant Omelette Festival. 

  • Abbeville man celebrates five year anniversary of his own "death" and revival

    Abbeville man celebrates five year anniversary of his own "death" and revival

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-10-25 00:00:05 GMT

    Tuesday was the anniversary of the death and revival of Ronnie Trahan. 

    Tuesday was the anniversary of the death and revival of Ronnie Trahan. 

  • Vermilion Animal Aid hosts Dance for Dogs fundraiser

    Vermilion Animal Aid hosts Dance for Dogs fundraiser

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-10-24 18:07:02 GMT
    Dance for Dogs (and Cats) event / AAVADance for Dogs (and Cats) event / AAVA

    Animal Aid for Vermilion Area is asking for the public to lace up their best boogie shoes and Dance for Dogs (and Cats).  

    Animal Aid for Vermilion Area is asking for the public to lace up their best boogie shoes and Dance for Dogs (and Cats).  

  • Tools for School: Vermilion Middle School

    Tools for School: Vermilion Middle School

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-10-24 16:40:26 GMT
    Vermilion Middle School / Tools for SchoolVermilion Middle School / Tools for School

    Ms. Lauren's class at North Vermilion Middle School asked the KATC Tools for Schools Team for chrome books to help with their math lessons. 

    Ms. Lauren's class at North Vermilion Middle School asked the KATC Tools for Schools Team for chrome books to help with their math lessons. 

  • And they're off! Weiner dogs race in Erath

    And they're off! Weiner dogs race in Erath

    Monday, October 23 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-10-23 04:50:32 GMT
    And they're off! Weiner dogs race in ErathAnd they're off! Weiner dogs race in Erath

    The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce hosted the 7th annual Wiener Dog Races in Erath on Saturday. 

    The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce hosted the 7th annual Wiener Dog Races in Erath on Saturday. 

  • CYT Vermilion to present "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend

    CYT Vermilion to present "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-10-20 11:59:38 GMT

    CYT Vermilion will present its young performer's edition of the Broadway Musical, "The Wizard of Oz." The show begins on Saturday, October 21 and runs through Sunday, October 22 at Abbeville High School.

    CYT Vermilion will present its young performer's edition of the Broadway Musical, "The Wizard of Oz." The show begins on Saturday, October 21 and runs through Sunday, October 22 at Abbeville High School.

  • Investigators asking for help identifying theft suspect

    Investigators asking for help identifying theft suspect

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:18:09 GMT
    Identity of suspect sought by policeIdentity of suspect sought by police

    The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division is asking for help from the public identifying a theft suspect. Video surveillance captured a vehicle pull into a driveway on LA Hwy 82, north of Abbeville, on Thursday (October 12, 2017) at 11:38 a.m. 

    The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division is asking for help from the public identifying a theft suspect. Video surveillance captured a vehicle pull into a driveway on LA Hwy 82, north of Abbeville, on Thursday (October 12, 2017) at 11:38 a.m. 

  • ASSIST Agency hosting Resource Fair Oct. 24

    ASSIST Agency hosting Resource Fair Oct. 24

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-10-17 21:10:58 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    A Resource Fair will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. Theresa's Family Life Center, 101 N Leonard St, Abbeville. 

    A Resource Fair will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. Theresa's Family Life Center, 101 N Leonard St, Abbeville. 

  • Flood recovery gaining momentum in Maurice

    Flood recovery gaining momentum in Maurice

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:22:59 GMT

    As many families across Acadiana get settled back into their homes, now rebuilt and renovated after the Historic flood, leaders in the village of Maurice haven't been so lucky. Two FEMA trailers have been serving as a makeshift city hall for more than a year and will likely continue to for several months, but the rebuilding process is starting to gain momentum. 

    As many families across Acadiana get settled back into their homes, now rebuilt and renovated after the Historic flood, leaders in the village of Maurice haven't been so lucky. Two FEMA trailers have been serving as a makeshift city hall for more than a year and will likely continue to for several months, but the rebuilding process is starting to gain momentum. 

  • 69th annual Louisiana Cattle Festival kicks off

    69th annual Louisiana Cattle Festival kicks off

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-10-12 23:19:26 GMT

    Thursday the 69th annual cattle festival kicks off in Abbeville. 

    Thursday the 69th annual cattle festival kicks off in Abbeville. 

  • Man indicted on 2012 murder case in Abbeville

    Man indicted on 2012 murder case in Abbeville

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-10-11 19:39:30 GMT
    Derrick Mitchell / Vermilion Parish Sheriff's OfficeDerrick Mitchell / Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office

    A Vermilion Parish grand jury has handed up a first-degree murder indictment for a 2012 murder case in Abbeville.  

    A Vermilion Parish grand jury has handed up a first-degree murder indictment for a 2012 murder case in Abbeville.  

  • Bicyclist injured in Hwy. 14 crash in Erath

    Bicyclist injured in Hwy. 14 crash in Erath

    Saturday, October 7 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-10-07 21:58:57 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    A bicyclist is in serious condition after colliding with another vehicle yesterday afternoon in Erath, according to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police Troop I. 

    A bicyclist is in serious condition after colliding with another vehicle yesterday afternoon in Erath, according to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police Troop I. 

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