Kenner News

Wine Around the World for the Benefit of Children's Hospital Oct 19th

Travel your way around the world sampling the food and wine from 6 countries.

Get your passport stamped in all 6 countries to enter to WIN A CRUISE FOR TWO!!

October 19, 2017
5:00pm – 8:00pm

1004 S. Clearview Parkway
Harahan, LA 70123

$40.00 in advance
$50.00 at the door

Tickets can be purchased from Elmwood Self Storage and Wine Cellar, Krewe Wines, Children’s Hospital, EJBA, KBA, or EBA. Call (504) 737-7676 to purchase tickets over the phone to be held at will call.

Pavilion Shopping Center realtor making progress with tenants

September 18, 2017

Sid Bullard said much progress has been made in negotiations with potential tenants in the Pavilion Shopping Center in Kenner since the city acted to get the owners, J.L. Holdings LLC from New Jersey, to attend to the shopping center. The owners responded by retaining the services of veteran real estate broker Bullard, with Absolute […]

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Impastato and Martiny are vying for Jefferson Parish council seat

September 11, 2017

For the upcoming October 14, 2017 election, Kenner District 5 Councilman Dominick F. Impastato and state Senator Daniel R. “Danny” Martiny, are the two Republican candidates that will contest for a council seat representing Jefferson Parish’s District 4. The position became open when Ben Zahn was elected as Kenner mayor in December 2016 and subsequently […]

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Treasure Chest Casino celebrates 23rd anniversary in Kenner, source of $136 million income to City

September 7, 2017

In its first year of operation, 23 years ago, Treasure Chest Casino paid the city of Kenner over $7 million. Since then, annual revenue to the city has ranged from $4.5 million to $7.9 million, totaling $136 million. The current lease formula, originally adopted by the city council, calls for the city of Kenner to […]

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Newly installed ship adds to Kenner’s sculpture collection

August 28, 2017

“High Seas” is the name of the newest sculpture installed in the sculpture garden on the median of Power Boulevard between West Esplanade Avenue and Vintage Boulevard in Kenner. The stainless steel sculpture was created by sculptor Ed Wilson, a native of Louisiana who graduated from LSU with a degree in sculpture and also received […]

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City employees awarded service pins for years of service

August 25, 2017

In what appears to be the first time in the city’s history, on July 10, 2017, Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn awarded pins to eligible employees based on years of service with the city of Kenner. In all, 73 employees received pins, including eight with at least 30 years work experience. “Congratulations to all, as I […]

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Two qualify for Jefferson Parish District 4 Council seat

August 18, 2017

At the closing of qualifying on July 14, 2017 for the upcoming October 14 election, Kenner District 5 Councilman Dominick F. Impastato and state Senator Daniel R. “Danny” Martiny, are the two Republican candidates that will vie for the vacant Jefferson Parish District 4 Council seat. The position became open when Ben Zahn was elected […]

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Kenner stages new Labor Day weekend tradition, “Freedom Fest at the Lake” with national country music artists, Treasure Chest Casino as sponsor

August 15, 2017

Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn and Jefferson Parish District 4 Councilman Jack Rizzuto unveiled the lineup for the first-ever “Freedom Fest at the Lake” celebration that will be staged on Sunday, September 3, 2017, on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in Laketown. Featured will be award-winning country duo Maddie & Tae, country music star singer and […]

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Workmen completing repairs and paint job at Pavilion Shopping Center, progress on the way

August 11, 2017

Work crews have repaired, replaced and renovated to reply to more than 80 code violations at the Pavilion Shopping Center, located at the corner of West Esplanade Avenue and Chateau Boulevard in Kenner in the buildings where the old Walmart was located. The violations were cited by inspectors from Kenner’s Inspections and Code Enforcement Department […]

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Expected Modest Growth in Revenues Leads to Small City Budget Increase

July 24, 2017

For fiscal year 2016-2017, Kenner’s operating budget was $60.9 million with a $4.4 million capital budget. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn has proposed a slightly higher $63.4 million operating budget along with a $3.8 million capital budget for upcoming fiscal year 2017-2018. Sales taxes are the largest single source of revenue in the city and have […]

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