May 17, 2019
House Bill 578, which will provide funding for the La. 1/415 Connector and La. 1 elevation project from the Deepwater Horizon settlement, passed another hurdle and gained backing from Gov. John Bel Edwards this week.
To catch up on the bill, learn more about the project in West Baton Rouge and stay updated, follow our story here.
While one project is clearing hurdles, another is busting the budget. The Port Allen City Council denied all bids for the Whitehead Blvd. Trail project after they came back about $80,000 over budget. The city is working with a grant from the Federal Highway Administration for the project. The City Council is looking to cut costs, but the Mayor allocated $90,000 in the proposed budget. Read more about the project here.
The Town of Brusly will begin installing “Safe Town Cameras,” which are expected to be up and running within a month. They are not traffic or speeding cameras but will assist in investigations and subject to public records laws. There’s more info on the “Safe Town Cameras” here.
Tonight, the Manship Theater and West Baton Rouge Museum will host a showing of “The Green Book Guide to Freedom,” a documentary by the Smithsonian Channel. It will begin at 7:30 but arrive early to ensure a seat as it is not a ticketed event.
Tomorrow is the 13th Annual Kenny Gobert Memorial Softball Tournament at Erwinville Park. Set your alarms early for 7:30 a.m. registration and let the games begin.
Sheriff Mike Cazes awarded scholarships to four graduates.
Port Allen High School softball coach named Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!