Lafayette was ranked the 10th worst walking city in America
in a recent list compiled by Prevention Magazine and the American Podiatric
Medical Association. The rankings were based on dozens of criteria, from the
percentage of walking commuters to the number of parks and schools to ozone
levels and crime rates. The study ranked the 10 largest cities in each state.
Baton Rouge was named the best walking city in Louisiana, ranking 68th
nationally. Lafayette was the worst walking city in the state . The magazine
"Located in the south-central part of the state not far from Baton Rouge, Lafayette has a low percentage of people who walk to work and a low ratio of parks per square mile. It also has a high average of cars per household, and its ozone rating is in the worst 100 nationally. Combine all
these factors, and Lafayette places in the worst 10 walking cities in our
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.