BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The body of civil rights leader Rev. T.J. Jemison will lie in repose at the Louisiana Capitol for visitation Friday. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, died last week at the age of 95. A civil rights... more »
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - The city of West Monroe has won recognition for its efforts to reduce water usage from the Sparta aquifer, a major source of drinking water for municipalities and water systems west of the Ouachita River. At the Louisiana Rural Water Association's annual awards luncheon this... more »
On May 10, 2012, the 22nd annual Louisiana Legends Gala was held in Baton Rouge, La. Acadian Co-founder and CEO, Richard Zuschlag, was honored along with Dr. James Andrews, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon; Mickey Gilley, six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner; Gayle Hatch, US Olympic Weightlifting coach; and Ambassador Linda... more »
In Abbeville, a daring rescue by police officers on Christmas Eve was recognized by the Mayor and Council Members.
Less than two weeks ago, a home on Charity Street caught fire. Abbeville Senior Patrol Officer Joshua J. Hebert said when they arrived on scene the back of the house... more »
Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and veterans gathered in New Orleans at the National World War II Museum to honor the few remaining survivors of that attack. KATC followed one of those survivors who traveled from Acadiana for a special Pearl Harbor ceremony.
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BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Crew members of a supply vessel that was tethered to the Deepwater Horizon when the rig exploded last year are set to be honored at a Coast Guard awards ceremony for helping rescue blast survivors. About a dozen crew members from the Damon B. Bankston... more »
Acadian ambulance employees were honored by the National Guard.
The patriot award is given to employers who support the National Guard and especially their employees who serve in the guard. Five Acadian employee's nominated their supervisors
WASHINGTON (AP) - Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega has been honored by American Catholics for mediating the communist island's release of dozens of political prisoners. Ortega, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Havana, accepted the highest prize presented by the Knights of Columbus at their annual convention in Washington. The Catholic men's... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to popular music, it doesn't get much bigger than the tunes Paul McCartney has written and sung over the past five decades with the Beatles and on his own. McCartney, who has been knighted by the queen of England, is being honored with Washington's... more »
Seven community leaders were honored at the 2nd Annual Just Desserts Awards Soiree, an event of the League of Women Voters of Lafayette held November 12. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, excellence in performance, and leadership through motivating others, in keeping with the missions and policy commitments of... more »