CNN is producing a series of reports about "economic survival in this time of financial crisis." In the first installment, CNN tells the story of the LeBlanc family from Lafayette. The family of six was struggling with $45,000 in medical debt when husband Rob lost his job managing a truck stop restaurant. In order to make ends ends meet, Rob delivered pizzas for $10 an hour. But last week, he encountered some good fortune when he landed a job as a security officer. Read their story.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
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.