Peep Goat: Finley, Lafleur in the running for U.S. attorney
According to sources in both Baton Rouge and Washington (and just as Peep Goat suspected) U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will not nominate state Rep. Rick Gallot of Ruston to the position of U.S. attorney for the Western District.
The courthouse buzz is now centered around Stephanie Finley,
a young African-American who works as an assistant to
current U.S. Attorney Donald Washington (who is not being retained).
Also reportedly back in the game is state Sen. Eric Lafleur of Ville
Platte, himself a former state prosecutor.
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.