Will the state of Louisiana ever catch a break? That’s what many who live here wonder, as do many more who used to live there or know someone that still lives there. The state was famously thrashed by Hurricane Katrina some years back, which killed many and destroyed entire portions of New Orleans and surrounding parishes. The city has rebounded nicely since then, with much of the rest of the nation contributing all it could to the recovery efforts. Unfortunately, the state of Louisiana did not go unscathed in the hurricane season of 2017. While Harvey, Irma, and Maria primarily hit places like Texas, Florida,Read More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Massive controversy took over the country when more NFL players than ever decided not to stand for the national anthem. Players, fans, and owners all have their own take on the situation. For one Louisiana lawmaker, these protests have made their way past the playing field and into state legislature. The New Orleans Saints were among the teams protesting. 10 players sat on the bench during the national anthem. This has prompted Louisiana lawmaker Kenny Havard to try to withdraw millions of state tax dollars allocated to the team.Read More →

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer Villanova’s Aaron Forbes breaks away from the pack for a 29 yard gain in the 3rd quarter of the Wildcats’ 59-0 win over Lafayette. Conventional football wisdom is if you win the toss, defer to the second half and put your defense on the field. Real wisdom when you are facing a team that has given up 462 yards per game against lesser opponents is to take the ball and see if they can stop you. The answer came quickly Saturday night at Villanova Stadium. Lafayette could not stop the Wildcats. Nor could their offense move the ball. This isRead More →

Frederick Douglass 29, Lafayette 14: A week after beating Tates Creek for the program’s first victory, the Frederick Douglass football team secured a signature win, knocking off Lafayette on the road. Nate Gay’s 7-yard TD run late in the first quarter gave the Broncos a 15-7 lead, and they never looked back. “This feels good, a lot of my kids on this team have never beat these guys so I’m just proud for them,” said Douglass Coach Brian Landis. “But we’ve got a long way to go. We had too many penalties … but we’ll get that cleaned up and we’ve got a chance toRead More →

Go Lafayette keeps you up-to-date on where to eat, play, shop and experience the hottest nightlife. The Daily Advertiser El Pollo Loco will soon open its first location in Louisiana at 3808 Johnston St. in Lafayette. The popular quick-service restaurant — whose Spanish name translates to "The Crazy Chicken" — started in Mexico in 1975 and now has more than 400 locations. Background: Restaurant to bring ‘theater of chicken’ to Lafayette Local franchisee Jason Trotter announced last year his intention to enter the Louisiana market. El Pollo Loco is known for its chicken and Mexican-inspired entrees. (Photo: John Kelly Photography) Trotter, a former franchisee ofRead More →

Lafayette’s football team hosted Woodford County in a scrimmage on Aug. 10. The Generals won 41-7, but the team’s biggest winners that night were Ronald Dyer and Will Watkins. Dyer, a junior defensive back, and Watkins, a sophomore defensive lineman, played multiple snaps for the Generals inside the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter. It was the first time either player has gotten on the field after joining the team in the offseason. Watkins had wanted to play football for a while. He had to prove to his parents that it was something he would take seriously before they allowed him to go outRead More →

Each new destination is exciting, and it’s only natural to want to make the most out of the cities you visit by exploring the things to do there. In this article, we will discuss a few fun things to do in Lafayette, Louisiana. 1. Acadian Village The first thing to do? Visit the historic Acadian Village! This old 19th-century community features real Cajun homes, period buildings that have been recreated, and a Native American museum. It’s definitely a wonderful place to visit for those who want to get a feel for Louisiana history and culture. 2. Lafayette Science Museum Another excellent place to visit thatRead More →

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera. Louisiana’s social services agency was so understaffed amid repeated budget cuts that it short-changed its foster children, skipping some background checks on foster parents and placing children with people accused of abuse, according to an audit released Monday (Aug. 14). Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s office reviewed the Department of Children and Family Services’ handling of the foster care program during former Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration, saying that high caseloads, hefty employee turnover and ineffective computer systems damaged the agency’s oversight of children placed in its care. "These challenges may impact (the agency’s) ability to ensure the safety and well-being of childrenRead More →

Four City Council seats up for grabs as issues of growth and regulation abound Construction is pictured on E. Elm Street in Lafayette in July. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer) Brad Wiesley (File Photo) Four seats on Lafayette’s seven-member City Council will be up for grabs this November in an election that could overhaul the city’s approach to an array of issues gripping local consciousness. Lafayette Mayor Pro-Tem Gustavo Reyna, Councilman Brad Wiesley and Councilwomen Merrily Mazza and Chelsea Behanna — the latter was appointed by council to replace former Councilman Tom Dowling last summer — will see their current terms end in November. ARead More →