Ribbon-cutting held to celebratre reopening of the St. Bernard Parish Courthouse

Posted: April 19th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, News Releases

Telecommunicationsdayandcourthouse-004State District Judge Kirk Vaughn, senior judge among the five judges of the 34th Judicial District Court in Chalmette, is shown cutting the ribbon for the Thursday, April 18, ceremony marking the reopening of the St. Bernard Parish Courthouse in Chalmette. Dozens of parish elected officials, officials of FEMA, and Chamber of Commerce officials were on hand for the ceremony. A parish landmark that was built in 1939, the Courthouse reopened in March after being closed about three years to remediate mold and renovate offices. Parish President David Peralta noted its reopening completes the three finished buildings of Courthouse Square in Chalmette, all owned by parish government. It consists of the Courthouse on West St. Bernard Highway, the Sheriff’s Annex, which reopened in October 2011 and faces Pakenham Drive, and the third building that lies between the two, which opened in October 2012 on the site of the old parish jail, and has an address of 2118 Jackson Blvd.