Lafayette-based IberiaBank Corp. says its $5.7 billion loan portfolio spread out mainly across the southeastern United States faces negligible impact as a result of the BP oil disaster, according to Yahoo Finance.
The company indicated this week that roughly 3 percent of its total loans are in the three main industries expected to take the brunt of the crisis — fishing/seafood, beach tourism and the energy sector. The bulk of the bank’s credit exposure was in energy and energy transportation, with approximately $183 million in loans; the company faces an additional $10,000 exposure in fishing/seafood and virtually no credit exposure in beach tourism.
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.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.