Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
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Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
HAYES, LA (KPLC-TV) - Students from Bell City High's FFA program spent much of their Saturday, as they have for several weeks, building a new park for the community of Hayes.
The Bell City FFA was recently awarded a grant from the Lt. Governor's Learn and Serve Commission to construct the park, which sits behind the Calcasieu Parish Library-Hayes Branch. The FFA teamed up with several community partners for the project, including the Calcasieu Parish Ward Recreation Board.
The third and final phase of the project was Saturday. Students, and a few adult volunteers, installed a swing set, swing safety surround, trash bins and picnic tables. A walking trail, landscaping, and playground equipment for small children were installed in the two earlier phases.
"Everybody's been out here working real hard," said Tye Land, an FFA officer at Bell City High. "It's a real positive thing. A lot of people we don't see doing much are coming out here and they've been helping out a lot."
"This park, it was just an open field and now hopefully all the kids around this area will be happy because now they have something to play with, instead of looking at an empty field," said Bell City High FFA officer Luke Daughenbaugh.
Helping out the project were Stine's Lumber, Heath Fruge Dirt & Gravel, JM Dirt Works, Aucion Trucking, Fontenot Consulting (Mickey Fontenot), Jason and Donna Hayes, Craig Eubanks (of Lake Charles), Marvin Berry (of Jennings), Cajun Grocery, Mike's Cabinet and CAM. The Bell City Athletic Department donated the park's benches.
The park does not have an official name. Several kids were just referring to it as Hayes Park on Saturday.