Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:49:03 GMT
The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. "It was a 90 calendar day project and we've finished 12 daysMore >>
The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:20 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:20:35 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:55:03 GMT
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, putting together his latest creation, a water well drilling rig. It's just one of several wooden models he has assembled from hand over the years. "IMore >>
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, creating one-of-kind pieces from various kinds of wood.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:54:08 GMT
End of life decisions are incredibly tough to make, yet every day, family members make arrangements for the death of a loved one. But what about for a beloved pet? I take you inside the region's onlyMore >>
Six hundred family pets were cremated at the region's only retail pet crematory, Pet Angels in Lake Charles, last year. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how the operations work and talks to a family that knows the pain of losing pets.More >>
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Despite no crematorium, a Lake Charles neighborhood is still expressing opposition to a proposed funeral home. The $10 million dollar project originally included a crematorium, but the developers conceded after the overwhelming opposition.
Residents now claim the development will bring in unwanted traffic and be a nuisance to the area. The proposed site is on the corner of Common and Oakwood Streets. The Lake Charles City Council reminded the residents that if it's not a funeral home, another business will want to develop on the five-acre property and that the funeral home would likely be the best option.
"We feel it could be a nice buffer for the neighborhood and the more commercial spaces across Common Street from this location. The funeral home use is going to be during the day. Most people come for visitation generally during the day. Funerals are during the day. Visitation is over by 8 o'clock, 9 o'clock. The funeral homes are usually empty," said Randy Goodloe, architect.
The council approved letting the project proceed with the condition traffic only enter and leave through Common Street and that an eight-foot fence be built on the north and west side of the property. Meanwhile, the council has put a moratorium on allowing any new crematoriums built in the city until further evaluation.