PARISH BY PARISH: An airport grows while a historic home gets trashed
Thursday, Sept. 15 — LAFAYETTE PARISH: The Lafayette Airport has a new terminal in the works. It's still a long way from being complete. We’re told an initial estimate shows the project could cost about 60 million dollars. It's being proposed because of a predicted big increase in the number of passengers at the airport. Right now the Lafayette Airport is home to 400 thousand passengers a year.
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH: It's Grandparents Day, and today the kids at Lanier Charter Elementary made sure they're loved ones knew it. The kids having a special celebration this morning at the school. In attendance were the students along with their grandmothers and grandfathers. After the celebration there were more activities inside the classroom and out.
ASCENSION PARISH: City council in Donaldsonville voting four to one to demolish a house in the city's historic district. A vote was needed before any demolition. The house's owners say they've been trying to get rid of the property for two years! Some council members call the home an eyesore and dilapidated. No word on when the demolition will start.
LIVINGSTON PARISH: A playground for children with special needs is still open in Denham Springs. That after a debate over whether or not to build a fence to shield it from neighbors. The place is called Kids Korner. Neighbors near the playground say they wanted the fence to keep people from looking at their property. A judge disagreed.