9 Louisiana’s ranking for worst drivers, based on an analysis of gas prices, insurance rates, infrastructure and legal climate for drivers; although Louisiana has the nation’s sixth-lowest gas prices, its was pulled down by high insurance rates and a tough legal climate. Source: Forbes
$4,679,828,000 Total deposits held by FDIC insured institutions in Lafayette Parish as of June 30, 2010 Source: FDIC
2020 Year Louisiana’s pension fund may run out of money; in the following year it will have a $4.3 billion bill. That means 27% of state revenue will be needed to fill the pension hole every year.
6 La.’s ranking on a list of 11 pension funds most in trouble; Illinois is first (it runs out in 8 years), followed by Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey and Hawaii. Source: Business Insider
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.