LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is cutting $3.3 million from its 2011-12 budget because of projected state shortfalls. The state, last month, announced an additional $50 million cut in higher education funding. President Joseph Savoie tells The Advertiser this is the fourth consecutive fiscal year... more »
HOUMA, La. (AP) - When the coach of the Ellender Memorial High School dance team in Terrebonne Parish cut five members before an October performance, a parent complained. Terrebonne schools superintendent Philip Martin reinstated the cut dancers. That led to more complaints. The Houma Courier reports (http://bit.ly/sgk4GU) that before each... more »
Construction on a major intersection in Lafayette is about to clear up, but does that mean the end of traffic headaches for drivers and business owners? Lafayette officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the intersection of Johnston and Guilbeau and Camellia Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. to signify... more »
Representatives with Festival Acadiens held a boudin link ribbon cutting to announce the opening of this year's festival and the partnership with UL Lafayette, LCVC and Festival Acadiens. The Festival kicks off October 8 when Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns take on Oklahoma State University.
The Luke Street Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at the new roundabout on the new portion of Luke Street on Monday, July 26 at 320 Devalcourt, Lafayette. Parking will be available in the gravel lot close to new roundabout. This section of road will connect Dulles with Devalcourt and... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's commissioner of higher education is voluntarily cutting her pay by more than half in the upcoming budget year, as colleges have been hit with several rounds of cuts. Sally Clausen is reducing her salary from $377,000 a year to $199,000. And she won't take... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes cutting about $60 million from state agencies and public colleges and tapping into an array of one-time funds to close a $319 million budget deficit. The $29 billion budget must be rebalanced before the fiscal year ends June 30. Jindal unveiled... more »
The ribbon was cut to get this year's Yambilee festival into full swing. The festival continues through Sunday, October 25th. KATC has found out that The Learning Channel has contacted the Yambilee and is very interested in following the festival and pageant for one of their upcoming shows that will... more »