Catahoula police capture escaped inmate
CATAHOULA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE: The 51-year-old inmate who escaped earlier today, Troy Donovan, has been captured by police, according to the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office. Read an earlier version of the story below. CATAHOULA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - According to the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page,...
Husband arrested after wife found dead in Olla home
LPSO said that on Nov. 21, Lacy’s husband, Kenny Wayne Smith, Sr., 55, was arrested on a charge of violation of protective order as the investigation continued.
Mixed Emotions Result in Book Launch
Did I want to write a book? Absolutely. Did I think I could? Yes. Would I actually get down to writing one? Not sure; not sure at all. The very thought of trying to put a book together was overwhelming. One day, I’d think I could do it. The next day, “you gotta be kidding.” At my age with no knowledge of all that’s involved in writing a book was too much. I decided to just forget it. As much as I’d like to see a book with my name on the cover, it was just too much, so I gave up the thought.
Jena Christmas Parade Friday
The Town of Jena’s nighttime Christmas Parade is set to roll through downtown Friday night, December 8, starting at 6 p.m. The tradition has taken place for many years since moving from daylight hours to the night, allowing floats to be decorated with thousands of lights as the town officially ushers in the Christmas season.
4-H Water Rocketeers
Eleven 4-H’ers from across the parish flexed their engineering abilities at the 2023 4-H Water Rocket Workshop held recently at the Jena Community Center. Each participant built a water rocket from three, two-liter coke bottles while working with a partner. Height and speed were recorded for each launch using an electronic altitude-measuring chip.
Jena Was The Clear Winner
The Jena Giants football team did not get the win against Union Parish last Friday night during their semifinal game…or did they? When the final seconds ticked off the clock, the scoreboard clearly showed Union had more points (24-16), but what the scoreboard couldn’t register was the character of the two teams, their coaches and their fans. In that capacity, Jena was the overwhelming winner.
Today the gas price is close to $2.89 in Jena as of 2023-12-07. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Self-Defense Training Held at JHS
Around 80 female students at Jena High School (JHS) are now better prepared should the unthinkable ever occur. Deputy Jenny Parker of the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, has been an instructor in self-defense for many years and last week she held classes at JHS with students in the school’s physical education classes.
Bark Or Treat
OLLA TV shows Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s halloween event Bark Or Treat. This event allowed visitors to bring their dogs to celebrate halloween with other dogs.
These jena, LA based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to jena..
WATCH: Locked and Loaded Louisiana Lady Sends Black Bear Scampering
Caldwell Parish, LA (KPEL News) - The Louisiana Wildlife Commission will consider implementing a black bear hunting season when it meets on Thursday, November 2nd. The black bear population has nearly doubled in the state in less than 10 years. One of my best friends can certainly attest to that fact, since this lady was locked and loaded, and sent the bear scampering!
GEO Hosts Q4 Community Luncheon
Last Thursday, the GEO Group, Inc. conducted the fourth and final Community Relations Meeting and Luncheon for the year at The Strand Theater in downtown Jena. Those in attendance were able to enjoy a holiday meal together while GEO’s Facility Administrator Shad Rice provided an update on the LaSalle ICE Processing Center.
Union Parish Football headed to State Championship for Fourth Consecutive Year
Union, La. (KTVE/KARD)– Friday night’s showdown was a matchup to remember when the state championship runner up for the previous three years straight Union Parish Farmers went up against the biggest Cinderella of Louisiana High School Football, the Undefeated #1 seed Jena Giants in the semifinals. This game would decide who would secure their spot […]
Union wins semifinal thriller at Jena, and Ruston handles Mandeville to head back to the Dome
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Union defeated previously unbeaten Jena, 24-16. The Farmers are headed back to the Superdome for the fourth straight season. Top seeded Ruston handled business against Mandeville, 28-7. The Bearcats advance to the State Championship for the second straight season.
Jena's Historic Football Season Ends in Semi-Finals, Falling Short of State Championship
Witness the heartbreak and triumph as Jena's historic football season ends just one game short of the state championship. Despite a valiant effort, the Giants fall to Union Parish, the same team that ended their season two years ago. Hear from Coach Jay Roor post-game.
Semifinals Preview: Jena vs Union Parish
The undefeated Jena Giants are the last team standing in Cenla in the high school football playoffs and are one game away from punching their ticket to the Superdome!
Several Caldwell dogs possibly contaminated with salmonella amid dog food recall
CALDWELL, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Several dogs from the Saving Paws of Caldwell are being treated for potential salmonella contamination amid a dog food recall over the last few weeks. Vice president of Saving Paws of Caldwell and board member of the shelter, Joni Taylor, says the shelter has taken about ten dogs to the veterinarian […]
Louisiana High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in La Salle Parish Today - December 1
There is high school basketball action in La Salle Parish, Louisiana today, and info on how to stream these games is available below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. La Salle Parish, Louisiana High School...
Legendary Singer Appearing at The Strand
John Ford Coley, an American singer, guitarist, classically trained pianist, actor and author, who is revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo, England Dan and John Ford Coley, will be appearing at The Historic Strand Theater in Jena Thursday, December 14. Tickets for the one-night event are available on...
Sheriff’s Political Ad Addressed
I have thought and prayed much in the past two weeks about whether or not to address publicly the political advertisement from Sheriff Scott Franklin that appeared in our Nov. 15, 2023 issue. When it first appeared, there was much controversy about the ad and allegations of me or this newspaper’s involvement in it, and so, for the integrity of this newspaper, I will offer the following response: Since purchasing this newspaper back in March, we have done our utmost to continue the legacy that Sammy Franklin established for 54 years as editor. The model of how to deal with elections that he set is the same model we followed during this recent Sheriff’s campaign.