The Livingston Parish News: Microbrewery ‘Le Chien’ update, Baton Rouge Ballet and more

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Here is your Tuesday Livingston Parish News: 

Microbrewery ‘Le Chien faces final hurdle in public hearing for ‘special use permit’ Tuesday night

Unanimous approval from Planning and Zoning to approve a special use permit, and unanimous approval for a public hearing have a microbrewery inside the city limits closer to a reality.

The final hurdle will be approval from the city council tomorrow night, June 11th.

Le Chien, or ‘The Dog’ in french, will take over the old oil station at 101 Hummell Street, on the south side of the railroad tracks in downtown Denham Springs. The microbrewery will conduct extensive renovations on the site.

BASKETBALL | Increase in energy level, balanced scoring result in Jackets’ 38-32 win over Eagles

Denham Springs guard C.J. Johnson attributed his team’s performance in a 38-32 victory Monday over Live Oak to a greater amount of energy than it had showed in recent Woodlawn High School Summer League games.

When asked if the Yellow Jackets were additionally motivated because of the natural parish rivalry that exits with their District 4-5A counterparts, Johnson smiled and instead credited his team’s unselfish play.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL | Doyle well-represented on LSWA Class 2A All-state teams

The way Doyle baseball coach Tim Beatty and softball coach Amanda Decell see it, any number of their players are deserving of recognition and both squads had plenty of representation on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A All-State baseball and softball teams.

The Doyle baseball team, which finished as the Class 2A runner-up, placed two players, senior infielder Mason Davis and sophomore Andrew Yuratich, on the first team, while sophomores Tyson Stewart and Braden Keen were honorable mention choices.

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet presents ‘Adventures in Neverland

A local youth ballet brought audiences back to Neverland.

 As part of its nine-day tour in the Greater Baton Rouge area, the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet performed “Adventures in Neverland” during its stop in front of a packed house at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Friday, June 7.

Sharpe’s Point: After more than three decades, County Agent Kenny Sharpe calls it a career

Like any college student, Kenny Sharpe was “just a kid looking for a job” when he interviewed for the 4-H agent position in Ascension Parish in the late 1970s.

Fast forward more than four decades later, and he’ll tell you he’s never worked a day in his life.

“I really enjoyed what I did,” Sharpe said. I never woke up upset that I had to go to work. I never had that day. I had a great career.

Tri-Parish Ballet bringing summer tour to Livingston Parish Library

The Tri-Parish Ballet, comprised of dancers from three area parishes, will kick off its annual summer tour performances of “The Magic Bookstore” at all five branches of the Livingston Parish Library from June 11-13.

Featuring characters from “Mary Poppins” and “Alice in Wonderland,” the free tour begins Tuesday with shows at the Main Branch (10 a.m.) and the Albany-Springfield Branch (2 p.m.), followed by stops the next day at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch (10 a.m.) and Watson Branch (2 p.m.).

The ballet’s tour through the Livingston Parish Library system will conclude Thursday at the South Branch at 2 p.m.

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