As many as 150 passengers a day could descend on the river parishes via the Mississippi River. Brooke Thorington explains.
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At a time when electricity bills are the highest they’ve been, Entergy Louisiana CEO Phillip May appeared before the Public Service Commission. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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An agreement with American Cruise Lines will soon bring tourists via the Mississippi River to Vacherie. Cruises that run from New Orleans to Memphis and the Crescent City to Baton Rouge will make a stop along the way and visit the river parishes. Executive Director of the River Parishes Tourist Commission Jay Robichaux says it’s welcome news for the area.
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Robichaux says they already have tours lined up for passengers to visit Oak Alley plantation and passengers will have even more excursion options in the future for St Charles, St John, and St. James parishes.
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The newer cruise ships don’t need a dock to unload passengers. The vessels can edge their nose to even land and passengers can disembark. But Robichaux a dock is in the works. He says after COVID, and Hurricane Ida tourists will bring a well-needed boost to the economy and they are ready to welcome them ashore.
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They expect ships will be cleared by the Corps of Engineers to stop in Vacherie in the next few weeks.
The founders of the WAITR food delivery app develop a new mobile app for skilled tradesmen. Chris Meaux, who founded WAITR in 2013, is Chairman and co-founder of BoomNation. He says people trained as carpenters, pipe fitters, plumbers, welders and more need to check into the BoomNation app…:
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There are numerous job-finding apps and websites available…like Indeed, ZipRecruiter and even LinkedIn. Meaux says those are fine, but focus mostly on office-oriented jobs…:
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Meaux says the BoomNation app offers more to skilled tradesmen than just finding and posting jobs…:
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To know more, visit “BoomNation.com” or search BoomNation in your app store.
Entergy Louisiana CEO Phillip May tells the Public Service Commission that the utility company is doing more to help customers experiencing higher than normal energy bills. May says they are waiving late payment fees for eligible customers and credit card payment fees and
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May says high natural gas prices have led to higher electric bills. But PSC member Foster Campbell criticized May for not using more solar power as a way to generate electricity and also pointed out that Entergy’s chairman recently received a one-million dollar raise
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May defended Leo Denault’s salary by saying its consistent with his peers around the nation. May says Entergy gets about 80-percent of its electricity from natural gas-fired plants, but has plans to use more solar power
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Campbell was not buying the answers that May was giving and once again brought up the possibility that utility companies should no longer have a monopoly for the area they serve
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