Property taxes unchanged
After seeing what for some property owners was a significant increase in taxes owed last year, local governments are holding millages at their current levels for 2015. Both of the largest taxing bodies in Union Parish – the Union Parish School Board and the Union Parish Police Jury – voted recently to maintain property tax rates at 2014 levels for the current year. »»

Museum Becomes ‘Homey’
After opening with an exhibit showcasing the waters that brought settlers to Union Parish and following that with an exhibition of one of Louisiana’s most noted painters, the Union Museum of History and Art is presenting something director Jean Jones describes aptly as “homey.” »»

Storm damage eligible for aid
Farmers and ranchers who received damages from a storm front that moved through the parish last month are eligible for assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA’s Louisiana Farm Service Agency announced late last week that Union Parish was declared a primary natural disaster area for damages and losses caused by high winds and hail that sprang from the front that moved through the region on April 22. »»

He’s from the government and wants to help you
You could easily come to the conclusion that someone elected state treasurer would be good at math. The way John Kennedy figures, chances are real good that many who might read this are owed money by the state of Louisiana. Current, Kennedy said the state is holding just over $900,000 owed to parish residents and businesses. »»

Bids received for school projects
While work is expected to start this month on renovations at Union Parish Elementary School, work at Downsville Charter School has been at least temporarily delayed by bids that came in slightly over the projected costs. »»