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Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog

by Nick Pittman

No election news, I promise!

[Stuff like this Makes the Ghost of Zydeco Joe Cry]( -5706/)

In St. Landry Parish, Step-N-Strut was one of the biggest trail rides going. That always brought out the boo-birds who complained about horses in the road and in their yards. Now, it looks like the days of Step-N-Strut being an actual trail ride have gone the way of the fais do do. After the recent weather, it has been moved from Plaisance to Opelousas, which doesn't allow horses in the roads. True, it appears to a a one-time change but these things have a way of sticking. Let's hope that this part of Creole culture makes it back next year.

Not on My Street You Don't!

Only in Lafayette: KLFY reports that the people of Fernwood Subdivision have put their feet down and their signs up regarding thru traffic. The neighborhood is a shortcut between Ambassador Caffery and Johnston that, residents say, draws speeders. To remedy it, they have erected signs warding off non-residential drivers. City-parish government, on the other hand, says to take a picture of the signs because they won't be there long.

Under The Bridge

While this is not breaking news or hot outta the blogosphere, it does have some local right-now relevance. This piece - which concerned have shared on social media - looks at problems with elevated highways, focusing on a situation in Syracuse, N.Y. However, it's a warning to places like Lafayette and our proposed Interstate 49 plan. Looking to our east, it mentions the Claiborne Expressway in New Orleans, on which the city spent big bucks to determine if it should stay or go.

Hightower Highlights

Following the Saints' Khiry Robinson's season-ending injury - wrecking his tibia against the Giants this Sunday, - the team has brought in Tim Hightower. Hightower was an offseason running back for the Saints, but he was let go before our opening loss against the Cardinals. For why he's back, check the highlights.