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Jeremy Alford

Money for judgments also missing from state budget

There’s no money in the House-passed budget to address legal judgments that have been decided against the state and lawmakers are doubtful that any new dollars will be added to the spending plan to pay them next fiscal year, according to Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie.
At one time the state was paying on average between $10 million and $12 million in judgments, but the last couple of years have seen those averages drop off due to revenue shortages.

Chad Young is shown in a recent booking photo from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Chad Young in a 1988 Eunice High School yearbook photo.

A photo from The Eunice News in November 1988 shows the Young house burning.

Susan Huval, right, makes a point after the hearing Tuesday. At left is Priscilla Doucet. Both are relatives of the victims of Chad Young.

A photo from The Eunice News in November 1988 shows the Young house burning.
Katie Suire, left, and Diana Castille talks to reporters after the Chad Young hearing.

The crowd outside the courtroom in Opelousas following the hearing Tuesday.

Triple murderer Chad Young to be set free in 2020

Chad Young, who was convicted of murdering his father, mother and brother in 1988 and sentenced to life in prison, is to be released from prison in November 2020.
Young, who was 17 years old when the murders occurred southeast of Eunice, in November 1988, was in court Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to three manslaughter charges.
His original sentence, which also was a plea bargain, was vacated in January.
About 50 relatives of the slain family cried and reacted negatively when the plea bargain was announced.

Chad Young once sentenced to life for killing his father, mother and brother is to be released from prison in 2020

Chad Young, who was convicted of murdering his father, mother and brother in 1988 and sentenced to life in prison, is to be released from prison in 2020.
Young, who was 17 years old when the murders occurred east of Eunice, in November 1988, was in court this morning. His original sentence was vacated in January and Young subsequently agreed to a plea bargain on three counts of manslaughter.
About 50 relatives of the slain family cried and reacted negatively when the plea bargain was announced.

Kristy McLemore, assistant principal at Eunice High School, received the Jostens National Educator of the Year award on Friday. From left, are Principal Mitch Fontenot, McLemore; Patrick Jenkins, superintendent; and Sue Girouard, Jostens representative. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Eunice High’s McLemore wins national honor

Kristy McLemore, Eunice High School assistant principal, was caught off guard early Friday morning prior to the annual Eunice High Class of 2018 Ring Ceremony.
Little did she know that she was on the top of the program.
Sue Girouard, a representative of Jostens, made an announcement that McLemore was the recipient and winner of the 2017 Jostens Renaissance National Educator of the Year.
McLemore was chosen from thousands of applications received and in 2016 only four individuals were chosen from across America.

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the May 2002 files of The Eunice News.
A new program emphasizing character issues was launched at a meeting sponsored by the Eunice Ministerial Alliance. The first meeting was held at the First Baptist Church.
Colby Droddy of Eunice High School won the Class 4A championship in javelin at the state meet. Droddy was a junior. The Bobcat team placed 13th in the meet held in Baton Rouge. Droddy also won fifth place in the discuss.
Pam Joubert was named Coach of the Year at Eunice High School. Joubert coached the tennis team.

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