2020 roster: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber today announced the members of its Leadership Baton Rouge Class of 2020. The selected participants represent a cross-section of the Capital Region’s business, civic and non-profit communities. The months-long training program aims to promote high achievers for positions of leadership in the community. See who all is in this year’s lineup here.
Pressing pause: Entergy has temporarily shut down a nuclear power plant in Killona to fix a pipe weld in an emergency system. Entergy nuclear spokesman Mike Bowling says the likely length of the shutdown is “business-sensitive,” so he can’t talk about it. He says the utility has plans to provide all the power needed during the hot summer. The plant produces more than about 10% of Louisiana’s energy. Read the full story.
Florida mystery: Universal Orlando officials today announced that the resort is doubling in size with plans for an “epic” fourth theme park, but they offered almost no information on when the new park will open, what it will hold or how much they are spending. The announcement is the latest salvo in the war for dominance between Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando in America’s theme park capital. Read the full story.