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  • West Larose vertical lift bridge on LA-1 Closed Next Week

    The West Larose vertical lift bridge on LA1 crossing the Intracoastal Canal will be closed continuously to vehicular traffic from 7:00 am on Monday, August 29 to 12:00 noon on Friday, September 2.

    08/25/2016 8:28 AM

  • PRESS RELEASE: Lafourche Parish Transportation Plan Public Meetings

    The South Central Planning and Development Commission is requesting public participation with input on the Lafourche Parish Transportation Plan. Meetings will be held in various places and times throughout the parish and your local knowledge and input would be appreciated as the plan is prepared.

    08/25/2016 8:11 AM

  • MATHERNE RESIGNS AS PARISH ADMINISTRATOR

    MATHERNE RESIGNS AS PARISH ADMINISTRATOR

    08/24/2016 4:55 PM

  • PRESS RELEASE: As Rebuilding Begins, Parish Winds Down Donation Collection

    With the flooding relief effort now shifting to rebuilding mode, the efforts to aid people impacted by the recent severe weather now shifts to an effort requiring more monetary means. Lafourche Parish individuals, businesses, organizations and schools have put forward a tremendous effort in the last week and have contributed an incredible amount of supplies to help our neighbors in need. Donation deliveries were made to Ascension, Livingston and Lafayette parishes. To that effort, we thank all who gave whatever they could to help.

    08/23/2016 12:09 PM

  • UPDATE: BAYOU LITTLE CHOUPIC / SAWMILL ROAD

    UPDATE: BAYOU LITTLE CHOUPIC / SAWMILL ROAD

    08/15/2016 4:39 PM

  • PRESS RELEASE: PARISH TO ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

    Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle and Lafourche Parish Government announce that beginning today, August 15, donations are being accepted for flood victims of the unprecedented floods in neighboring parishes. “Through a coordinated effort with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and the City Of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish is pleased to assist our neighbors in need,” said Cantrelle. Donations will be accepted at the Mathews Government Complex located at 4876 Louisiana Highway 1, Mathews, LA 70375. Hours for drop off are 8:00 am until 8:00 pm beginning August 15 and continuing until further notice.

    08/15/2016 12:10 PM

  • PRESS RELEASE: Advisory, Possible High Water Bayou Little Choupic / Sawmill Road

    Please be advised of a possible high water event in the Bayou Little Choupic area near Sawmill Road. Residents in the area are advised to prepare for a possible high water event in the coming hours and days.

    08/15/2016 11:22 AM

  • PRESS RELEASE: Parish President Thanks Workers After Weather Event

    Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle offered thanks Monday to the many parish employees who stepped up during the severe weather event late last week. “Thanks to our hard working parish employees including those in the Department of Public Works and the Department of Emergency Preparedness for their timely attention to all the issues that come up during severe weather. Their attention to detail keeps any problems from getting bigger,” Cantrelle said.

    08/15/2016 7:31 AM

  • PRESS RELEASE: ADVISORY: WEATHER UPDATE

    As of noon on Thursday, four streets have been reported as closed due to the heavy rainfall, all in the Thibodaux or Chackbay area. The roads currently closed are: Laurel Valley Road, Parish Road and Rienzi Drive in Thibodaux and South Sugarfield in Chackbay.

    08/11/2016 12:01 PM

  • PRESS RELEASE: Parish President Visits Levee Projects

    Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle was on hand Tuesday afternoon with officials from the South Lafourche Levee District and the Terrebonne Conservation and Levee District to see firsthand the progress being made on area levees. Cantrelle visited the site in lower Pointe aux Chenes where the “Reach K” segment of the Morganza to the Gulf project is set to begin in the next month as an approximate 1,800 foot section of levee will be upgraded with trucked in dirt to a near 10 foot elevation.

    08/03/2016 2:52 PM

  • PRESS RELEASE: Parish Receives Grant for Fishing Pier

    Lafourche Parish Government recently received a grant in the amount of $42,000 from the Bayou Lafourche Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (BLACVB) to go towards improvements at the Leeville fishing pier project. “This project serves as a fine example of the progress that can be made when various entities work together toward a common goal. It will boost the economy of Leeville and provide a space for citizens to enjoy some of Louisiana’s great natural resources,” said Cantrelle.

    08/02/2016 4:20 PM

  • PRESS RELEASE: Parish Signs Agreement Regarding Hurricane Evacuations

    Lafourche Parish Government (LPG) recently signed agreements with various entities regarding the transportation, housing and feeding of evacuees in the event of a hurricane evacuation. The parish signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Monroe to house evacuees from Lafourche Parish in the event of an evacuation.

    08/01/2016 12:53 PM

  • Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

    LSU is partnering with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Lafourche Parish Government to conduct a survey on individual preparedness actions when threatened by a hurricane. These phone surveys will occur during the months of August, September and October. Please help make a difference in how we can support you by taking part in this very important survey!

    07/28/2016 11:13 AM

  • PRESS RELEASE: COUNCIL APPROVES PARISH RECREATION REORGANIZATION

    Lafourche Parish Council on Tuesday night approved an ordinance that streamlines the organization and administration of parish recreation districts. The new ordinance abolishes the seven standing recreation boards and replaces them with a nine member parish wide recreation advisory board which will report to the parish council.

    07/27/2016 9:04 AM

  • Adjusted Millage Rates Public Meeting

    Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23 (C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S.47:1705(B) that a public meeting of the Lafourche Parish Government will be held at its regular meeting place, the Council Chamber of the Mathews Government Complex (the old Wal-Mart building), 4876 Highway 1, Mathews, Louisiana 70375, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to consider the adoption of the adjusted millage rates.

    07/25/2016 9:08 AM

  • District Attorney To Host Seminar on August 9th 2016

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Cam Morvant will host an informational seminar on Tuesday, August 9 for all members who sit on parish boards and commissions.

    07/21/2016 11:19 AM

  • SCHOOL UNIFORM VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE

    Lafourche Parish Government’s Office of Community Action will begin offering vouchers for school uniforms to qualified families beginning Monday, July 18, 2016 according to parish officials.

    07/14/2016 4:41 PM

  • Water Treatment Change Coming Soon

    Water Treatment Change Coming Soon for Residents of Marydale Subdivision, Grand Bois Community, and Romero Subdivision

    07/14/2016 7:58 AM

  • Community Action Thibodaux Rescheduled

    On Wednesday July 6th, 2016 the Thibodaux Commodities will be distributed at the Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium located at 310 North Canal Blvd., Thibodaux, LA. 70301.

    06/28/2016 11:30 AM

  • Super Saturday Lafourche Central Market Event

    Super Saturday At Lafourche Central Market

    Come join us for Fun, Food and Shopping at the Lafourche Central Market this Saturday starting at 8 a.m.!

    06/23/2016 2:17 PM

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