After stealing nearly $35,000 from Morgan City City Court through forgery and other means, former Morgan City Juvenile Services Administrator Verne Lightfoot pleaded guilty to theft over $1,500 Monday in district court and will not have to serve any jail time, according to court documents.

Central Catholic’s Hallie Autin slides safely into home plate while Berwick pitcher Sydney Jambois prepares to cover home during Wednesday’s softball action. Central Catholic defeated Berwick 13-5. Both teams, along with Patterson and Morgan City, will learn their playoff opponents today. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic capped its regular season with a 13-5 victory against Berwick in softball action Wednesday. Central Catholic never trailed taking a 6-0 lead after two innings.
A mock car crash as the result of impaired driving was enacted recently as part of the Safe and Sober Prom Campaign for students of Franklin, Hanson and Centerville high schools.

Central Catholic’s Hallie Autin slides safely into home plate while Berwick pitcher Sydney Jambois prepares to cover home during Wednesday’s softball action. Central Catholic defeated Berwick 13-5. Both teams, along with Patterson and Morgan City, will learn their playoff opponents today. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Efforts continue for first-responder memorial

St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin discusses a memorial for first-responders killed in the line of duty at a meeting Tuesday. Also shown is former state Sen. Butch Gautreaux, left. Also attending the meeting were Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; and Korean War veteran E.C. “Gene” Bosworth.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

Efforts to recognize and honor first responders killed in the line of duty continue to move forward and will be included in future beautification projects at the courthouse in Franklin, Parish Pres

Marriage licenses

The following people applied for marriage licenses at the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court office in Franklin.
Monday, April 7
Christopher Bailey Deville and Carmen Margaret Arnold.

Arrest reports

Edward Mills

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 32 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:

Groundbreaking ceremony for power plant in Morgan City

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City. The 64-megawatt natural gas-powered electric plant will cost about $120 million to build and serve Morgan City, Houma, Jonesville, Plaquemine, Rayne and Vidalia. Morgan City will have a 10-megawatt share in the plant. Construction is scheduled to be finished in late 2015. On hand were, from left, Tony Calderone, Robins and Morton director of operations; Cedric LaFleur, LEPA chairman and former Morgan City mayor; Dennis Chianese, Burns and Roe senior project manager; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Joe Vumbaco, Energy Resource Consulting Group managing partner; Tom Bourg, Houma/Terrebonne Parish utilities director; Hyram Copeland, Vidalia mayor; Cordell Grand, LEPA general manager; Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish president; Mark Gulotta, Plaquemine mayor; Jason Akers, Foley and Judell Law Firm bond attorney; Roland Boudreaux, Rayne Mayor; and Tim Matte, former LEPA board member and former Morgan City mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo Diane Miller Fears)

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City.

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Sports

The X-plosion 11U baseball team won the championship in their age division in the “Spring Training in Terrebonne” USSSA tournament in Houma. On the top row are Coach Don Diaz Sr. and Coach Mike DeLatte. Standing are Joseph Larson, Grant Hebert, Don Diaz Jr., Kaden King and Trevor Wiggins. Kneeling are Andrew Smith, Parker Kulka, Ryan Domingue, Reid Perkins, Matthew Broussard and Robert Connor. Not pictured are coaches Joey Larson and Kevin Kulka. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Allison DeLatte)

Lifestyle

Several Delta Kappa Gamma Society members served as judges for the 10th annual Multiplication Learning Wrap-up Contest sponsored by St. Mary Parish School Board’s Title I Department. St.

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