Gov. Bobby Jindal made a stop at Rouses Market in Youngsville yesterday to announce that $5 million of state money was approved to complete funding for the six miles of Chemin Metairie from the store to U.S. 90. Expected completion of the two-lane highway is 2011. The Advocate reported today:
The completion of the major thoroughfare, offering a connection with U.S. 90, could help relieve growing traffic congestion in a once-rural community that has seen its population double in the past 10 years.
“We have been the fastest-growing community, and it has put a tremendous strain on our water infrastructure and roads,” Youngsville Mayor Wilson Viator Jr. said.
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.