Resolution asks DOTD for signage on ‘Doug Fournet Memorial Parkw - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Resolution asks DOTD for signage on ‘Doug Fournet Memorial Parkway’

Lt. Doug Fournet (File photo) Lt. Doug Fournet (File photo)
BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) -

A measure by Rep. Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, requests the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to place signage on the portion of I-210 in Lake Charles known as the "Doug Fournet Memorial Parkway."

Fournet, a native of Lake Charles, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery during Vietnam.

Kleckley's measure, House Concurrent Resolution 41, says that the Legislature named a portion of I-210 in the city "Doug Fournet Memorial Parkway" but that designation and highway signage does not include Fournet's rank of Lieutenant nor does it designate him as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

"Signage on this portion of I-210 should include these distinctions achieved by Lt. Fournet," the measure states.

The measure has been signed off on by the Senate and House.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in DeQuincy

    Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in DeQuincy

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:38:06 GMT
    (Source: DeQuincy Police)(Source: DeQuincy Police)

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in DeQuincy, according to Captain Tom Threet, with the DeQuincy Police Department.  Threet says the shooting took place on Bruce Street. Anthony Wayne Perkins has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, says Threet.  Perkins has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with no bond.

    More >>

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in DeQuincy, according to Captain Tom Threet, with the DeQuincy Police Department.  Threet says the shooting took place on Bruce Street. Anthony Wayne Perkins has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, says Threet.  Perkins has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with no bond.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    CPSO investigating Lake Charles College Prep Bomb Threat

    CPSO investigating Lake Charles College Prep Bomb Threat

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:30:09 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles College Prep)(Source: Lake Charles College Prep)
    (Source: Lake Charles College Prep)(Source: Lake Charles College Prep)
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep. CPSO is still investigating the situation and KPLC and FOX29 have a reporter on the scene following the story.  The students have been evacuated to Water's Edge Church.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep. CPSO is still investigating the situation and KPLC and FOX29 have a reporter on the scene following the story.  The students have been evacuated to Water's Edge Church.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Staying active indoors this summer

    Staying active indoors this summer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:10:00 GMT
    (Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)(Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    More >>

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly