Lafayette Utilities System was one of a select 100 to be awarded a U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Investment Grant. Nationwide, 400 entries applied for the grant, which will help LUS further modernize its service with smart meters and software designed to allow LUS customers to better manage their energy use. The funding will also help LUS increase its interactivity with customers.
Funding for the grant comes from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, also known as the stimulus. For details on the LUS grant, go here.
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.