At 82, the elder statesman of swamp pop gets his due on the big stage — with a little help from some legendary admirers.
Lafayette Consolidated Government must turn over records of its investigation of a sexual harassment complaint against former LPD Chief Wayne Griffin. The Current Media and The Daily Advertiser sued LCG in February to compel production of the records, which LCG refused to turn over.Andrew Capps, The Daily Advertiser
Don Landry has demurred as a potential public corruption scandal brews, even as he placed a prosecutor linked to the investigation.
Moving at a breakneck pace, LCG has dozens of drainage projects in the works. It’s an immense capital program by local government standards, racking up a bill worth well over $100 million. We mapped them.
Festival International made me want to live in Lafayette. Every Festival since then has only reaffirmed that feeling. It will always hold a special place in my heart. But what makes Festival so special to me isn’t just that it’s one of the best music festivals on the planet. What makes Festival so special to […]
LCG employees and consultants delivered an overview of dozens of drainage projects before Lafayette’s City and Parish councils Tuesday night. Absent in the discussion was an issue playing out in the courts — whether LCG pursued such an aggressive program of construction according to a plan.
Taking aim at Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s broken promise and a conflict of interest for the project’s engineer, District Judge Valerie Gotch Garrett today ruled that LCG’s quick-take expropriation of Bendel family land for a massive detention pond project was improper. She ordered that work on the 270-acre tract “cease immediately” and assigned court costs to LCG.
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils. To see the full agendas, check out the links below.
Festival International 2022 has a dizzying array of international and local talent. The Current’s readers, friends and staff have some pics to help you choose.
Ready to take your love of Festival to the next level? Here’s how to support Festival International and give back to an event that gives so much to Lafayette.
Homewood’s primary effect is during smaller storms and is localized to the banks of the Vermilion River. That caps the number of homes likely spared from flooding.
Legal action on two detention ponds under construction hinge, at least in part, on whether Lafayette has a “comprehensive drainage plan.” LCG’s answer to that question is elusive.