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 →

Officials are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man Wednesday at Lafayette College. (CHRIS SHIPLEY / THE MORNING CALL) The death of a 20-year-old man at Lafayette College appears to be a suicide, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said Thursday morning. The man, who was from New Jersey, was found in a dorm Wednesday. Police said they were called about 10:15 a.m. to 701 High St. to assist in a death investigation. The death is being investigated by Easton police, the coroner’s office and school officials. 610-820-6564 Source ArticleRead More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A charter school with over 400 students in the New Orleans area is expanding with a new school in Lafayette. JCFA is located at 1501 Ambassador Caffery Parkway. According to the executive director, JCFA provides for students who are academically capable but have non-academic barriers. The school opens August 14, 2017. JCFA Executive Director Millie Manning Harris says the first school opened seven years ago in partnership with Jefferson Parish Schools. Harris explains the story of a student who attends one of the JCFA schools. “Adrian actually started withRead More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – In 2014, volunteer rates were lowest among 20- to 24-year-olds (18.4 percent), according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The volunteer efforts of Caden Jones, 21 of Lafayette proves that there is truth to not forgetting where you come from. “I got to experience going to different universities and different colleges and all kinds of different things that just inspired me to the point that I knew I wanted to go to college; at this point and time,” says Jones. It’s been a long and bumpy road for Jones.Read More →

When you are planning your vacation this year, you want to make sure you visit an area that not only has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, it also allows you to get a taste of a slower time in life. After all, many of us tend to run from one stressful thing to another and we don’t necessarily have or take the time to slow down. If you would like to slow down this year on vacation, be sure that you visit Lafayette Louisiana. The fact of the matter is, most people tend to overlook Louisiana as a vacation destination. TheyRead More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Uncle Sam’s Jam is taking place at Parc International today in Downtown Lafayette from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is free and for all ages. Geno Delafose & The French Rockin’ Boogie and Three37 Band will be performing while residents enjoy the food, drinks, facepainting and other activities. All of this leads to a massive fireworks display that is sure to be unforgettable! Uncle Sam’s Jame benefits the Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association. For more information, CLICK HERE. Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% RemainingRead More →