Cue the old Elvis record. For the first time in 20 years, New Year's Eve star gazers will bear witness to the fabled "blue moon." Don't expect the moon to actually be blue. While typically full moons occur once a month, a "blue moon" refers to the rare cycle where a second full moon appears in a single month.
Dec. 2 marked this month's first full moon, and the blue moon is scheduled for Dec. 31. This will be the first blue moon to hit on New Year's Eve since 1990. The next time it will happen will be 2028.
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.