The election results are in and this is how registered voters in Lafayette Parish voted in the Presidential Election.
119 of 119 precincts reporting
62,055 votes = 64.88% Republican Party (John McCain, Sarah Palin)
32,145 votes = 33.61% Democratic Party (Barack Obama, Joe Biden)
598 votes = .63% Louisiana Taxpayers Party (Ron Paul, Barry Goldwater, Jr.)
388 votes = .41% Green Party (Cynthia McKinney,Rosa Clemente)
301 votes = .31% Independent (Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez)
125 votes = .13% Constitution Party (Chuck Baldwin, Darrell Castle)
21 votes = .02% Socialist Workers Party (James Harris, Alyson Kennedy)
5 votes = .01% Socialism and Liberation (Gloria La Riva, Eugene Puryear)
4 votes = .00% Prohibition (Gene Amondson, Leroy Pletten)
1. Ron Paul finishes third in Lafayette Parish.
2. Socialism seems to be slighly more popular in Lafayette Parish than not drinking alcohol.
3. Who knew there was an actual Prohibition Party...or a Socialist Workers Party for that matter?
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.