Local News Archives for 2015-09

New District Governor addresses Ville Platte Rotary Club Tuesday


SEPTEMBER 29, 2015


      The Ville Platte Rotary Club today (Tuesday) heard from new District 6200 Governor Mike Hayes. Hayes, a resident of Westlake, shared his thoughts about Rotary and its values. He explained the Rotary 4 Way Test and how it expresses the rotary values of honesty and integrity, promote fairness and good will and how it is beneficial to the community. The Governor commented that Rotary builds leadership skills for its members.

     In other business, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and the Rotary Club presented farewell gifts to longtime Rotarian Mark Suellentrop who is being transferred to Franklin. He has been the manager at Cabot, Ville Platte plan for the past seven years and has been very active in the club and community.

    Also, Club President Mitch Fontenot announced that the new member induction ceremony will be held at the November 3 meeting.

Two year old dead and three injured in St. Landry Parish Accident

St. Landry Parish - Shortly before 10:00 a.m on Sunday September 27th, 2015, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 754 near Alton Road in St. Landry Parish.  The crash left a two year old dead and two others transported to local hospitals.


The preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer, operated by 33 year old Shaparia Citizen of Church Point, was traveling east on LA 754 and entered a right curve.  For reasons still under investigation, Citizen ran off of the right side of the roadway, traveled through a ditch, up the embankment, and struck several trees.   

Citizen and two other juvenile passengers sustained minor injuries in the crash.  Citizen refused aid on scene and the two juvenile passengers were transported to local hospitals.  A two year old child seated in the rear of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat, suffered severe injuries and was transported to Opelousas General. Shortly after arriving, the child succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased. 

Troopers determined Citizen was not impaired at the time of the crash. However, blood samples were obtained and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis, 

This crash remains under investigation

Distractions continue to cause motor vehicle crashes throughout the Acadiana area.  Troopers urge motorist to pay attention on the roadway.  Cellphone use, radios and passengers are just a few of the major distractions facing drivers.  Remember, before putting a vehicle in drive, everyone inside of the vehicle must be properly restrained.  If parents or caregivers are not sure on how to properly install a child safety seat, please contact your nearest State Police Troop. Louisiana State Police Troop I conducts child safety seats for proper installation every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at Troop I, 121 E. Pont Des Mouton Lafayette, LA.

Local High School Football Scores - Week of September 21st

Local High School Football Scores - Week of September 21st 



Friday, September 25th



-Basile 26, Logansport 18


-Bunkie 42, Lena Northwood


-Church Point 62, Jennings 42


-Crowley 34, Eunice 10


-Elton 41, Oberlin 28


-Iowa 26, Oakdale 6


-Notre Dame 40, Opelousas Catholic 7


-Pine Prairie 47, Mamou 6 (KVPI Game of the Week)


-Port Barre 39, St. Edmund Catholic 12


-Sacred Heart-Ville Platte 62, Jeanerette 12


-Ville Platte 36, North Central 14



*Scores come from the Associated Press (AP). If scores are incorrect or you have scores from teams you feel should be included, please comment and we will see about updating this page accordingly. 

Happy Wednesday

Happy Wednesday

James Dupre Turns Chairs on NBC's The Voice



Tuesday night on NBC's The Voice, James Dupre, of Evangeline Parish, auditioned on the popular singing comptetition. James Dupre performed "Let Her Cry" by Hootie and The Blowfish and it was plenty enough for all four Voice judges to turn their chairs. The local favorite decided to join Team Adam, leaving Maroon 5's Adam Levine celebrating at the close of the show. Don't believe us? Watch it below! So what's next for James Dupre? You will have to tune in to NBC's The Voice Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c to find out. While you're waiting, you can enjoy James singing "Let Her Cry". It's now available for purchase on iTunes and available for streaming on Apple Music. You can also keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter. Best of luck to James from all of us at KVPI!








Rotary Foundation presentation shown at Club Meeting


      The Ville Platte Rotary Club Tuesday heard from special guest Mark Lacour, past District Governor and currently the District Rotary Foundation representative. Lacour talked about how important it is for club members to contribute to the Rotary Foundation each year. The goal of every Rotarian should be to contribute every year. He said 92% of all of the funds going to the foundation goes directly to help the needy worldwide. The administrative fees to run the foundation is only 2 percent.

     Lacour showed a video presentation of his trip to India and Belize with other Rotarians. In India, polio has been totally eradicated with the assistance of Rotary. In Belize, Lacour showed how Rotary is helping with clean water for local residents. Lacour was the special guest of Rotarian Greg Vidrine.

    Also speaking was Eunice Rotary Club President John Pucheu who invited the local club to attend the first annual Experience Louisiana festival to be held October 17 and 18 on the campus of LSU Eunice. There will be live bands and lots of native crafts and booths. He urged the local club to man a booth at the rotary sponsored festival . He also urged the local club to bring their Rotary wheel.

    In other business, the rotary club:

Was reminded that their Shots for Tots program will begin in October at the Health Unit. More details will follow by Mayor Jennifer Vidrine;

New member induction ceremony will be held November 3 and the local club will sponsor a fellowship event October 13 at the Cazan Lodge.

New Solid Waste Director Chosen


SEPTEMBER 22, 2015


     The Evangeline Parish Solid Waste Commission Monday night selected Patrick Derouselle as its new executive director. Derouselle , an employee with the Louisiana Department of Transportation, will replace James Berthelot who is retiring after serving 30 years as executive director. Berthelot was the commission’s very first executive director when it was formed by an act of the legislature .

Local High School Football Scores - Week of September 14th

Local High School Football Scores - Week of September 14th



Thursday, September 17th


-Basile 29, South Cameron 7


-Eunice 40, St. Martinville 18


-Kinder 17, Oakdale 6


-Port Barre 27, Beau Chene 13


-Sacred Heart- Ville Platte 49, Houma Christian 21



Friday, September 18th


-Bunkie 41, Buckeye 21


-Lafayette Christian Academy 22, Ville Platte 6


-Pine Prairie- 32, Pearl River 31


-Oberlin 36, Mamou 12 (KVPI Game of the Week)


-Opelousas Catholic 48, St. Edmund Catholic 18



*Scores come from the Associated Press (AP). If scores are incorrect or you have scores from teams you feel should be included, please comment and we will see about updating this page accordingly.

Happy Friday


KVPI Newsletter September 18

Greetings to our Classic Hits 92.5 Listener Club Members:


Thank you to everyone who came by and visited with us at the Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum this morning. It was a big success. We did a two hour remote and visited with Swamp Pop stars like Johnnie Allan, Rod Bernard, Warren Storm, Jay Randall, Willie T, Gregg Martinez and Tommy G.

French Radio Features KVPI

KVPI’s French programming featured in French News Story

September 17, 2015


  Once again, our French programming was featured in a recent radio feature story in an international news story. Radio French International Presenter Richelle Harrison Presse did a story in the French Renaissance in Louisiana. The radio feature includes clips about New Orleans, Codofil and Arnaudville. It included coverage of our popular La Tasse de Café radio show with host Jim Soileau. La Tasse de Café airs three times a week also features Charley Manuel.

Rotary Club Hears from One Acadiana CEO




    The Ville Platte Rotary Club today (Tuesday) heard from Jason El Koubi, President and CEO of One Acadiana who spoke about his new economic development district that includes Evangeline  and other parishes in Acadiana. One Acadiana is comprised of the 9 parish area including Evangeline, Acadia, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermillion Parishes.

     El Koubi said One Acadiana comprises the third largest metropolitan area in the area behind New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In fact the area is the 108th largest metro area in the United States.

     The area  has a population of 680,000 and 128 miles of interstate highways. It also has 7 coastal ports and 2 airports.

      The goal is to stimulate economic development throughout the district. He was the special guest of Rotarian Mark Suellentrop.


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