Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reports one dead from stabbing incident. On June 15, 2019 at approximately 4:45 a.m., Officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing that took place on Rev. E.D. Alfred Street. Upon arrival Officers found a black male, later identified as Jacorey Gallow, lying on the floor of the residence with a stab wound to his chest. According to the report Jasmine Gallow had stabbed Jacorey Gallow once in the chest area. Acadian Ambulance arrived on scene and transported the Mr. Gallow to Mercy Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Chief Lartigue stated that the incident remains under investigation. If you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313. Your call will remain anonymous.
Ville Platte City Council Meeting June 18, 2019 Despite appeals from the Chamber of Commerce and others, the Ville Platte City Council Monday adopted a new ordinance raising utility rates to sewer, gas and water customers in the city. The vote increases rates by some 31 percent over a two year period. The new rates will become effective with the August bills. The city was notified by its bond holders that a major increase in rates must take place or face take over by the state. The city had not increased its rates for at least 20 years. As an example, One person Residential bills would see an increase by $8.35 a month in the first year for customers using 2000 gallons of water and 10CCF in gas usage. It would increase to $9.56 a month in year two. Chamber Executive Director Renee Brown asked the mayor and council during the public hearing” Our last appeal is to ask you to make the essential cuts to the budget, salaries, employees and reduce spending for the next few years. We did not get here overnight. Making a decision on the budget should not be rushed into.” Council woman Faye Lemoine addressed the audience “We have to listen to our financial advisor. This town is not going to die. We have to have money to run this town. I promise we will be good stewards of this extra money.” Councilman Mike Perron said “This was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to do. We have a deadline. We are trying to do what is right for the city.” Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine presented the new budget for the city to review. The $14 million dollar budget shows the city will be spending some $4 million dollars than the last budget. She said “We are modernizing the city with less money.” The city will consider adopting the new budget on June 28. In other business the city council: --received news that six abandoned or dilapidated homes were demolished in the past month; --The fire department received 36 calls including 1 structure fire and 3 grass fire calls; --The police department reported 428 calls including 46 arrests; --Heard from Mayor Jennifer Vidrine announced expenses increased in Mayor over April by some $9000 because of the need of having to purchase equipment such as flow meters and repairing Water Well #9;
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KVPI AM and FM are
proud members of the L.A.B.
KVPI is a member of the
LSU Sports Radio Network
Proud supporter of our own
Swamp Pop music
The Louisana Swamp Pop Museum is operated by the City of Ville Platte is open to the public every Friday and
Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Come view the amazing artifacts, photos,records, Wall of Fame and hear the music.
Admission charge is $3 adults,
$2 seniors and $1 for children under 12.
The museum is located on
Northwest Railroad Avenue.