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State Fair 75th anniversary brings new eats

State Fair 75th anniversary brings new eats


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - All the bells and whistles are getting pulled out for the 75th anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair.

Especially when it comes to food, the options are getting weirder and wackier.

New foods include spaghetti and meatballs on a stick, or try a fried avocado with a meatball center.

Looking forward to something with more sweet? Try fried peaches and creme or a fried s'more with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

The fair's general manager said this will be the biggest fair yet.

"We put a little extra pizazz into our state entertainment is bigger this year. The carnival is bigger this year, going on through the week, and then the final night, after our final stage show, we are doing an outstanding aerial fireworks show," said Ralph Shoptaw, general manager.

Central Arkansas Water announces paperless billing option

Central Arkansas Water announces paperless billing option


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 7, 2014) — Central Arkansas Water (CAW) announced on Tuesday that customers may now begin to receive their monthly Utility Billing Services (UBS) bills through email.

"Our customers have been requesting paperless billing for some time. We are pleased to offer this free and easy paperless billing option to our customers as part of our commitment to providing exceptional customer service," said John Tynan, Director of Customer Relations & Public Affairs. Customers can sign up for paperless billing at www.carkw.com.

Hear Tales of Triumph, Tragedy Tuesday

Hear Tales of Triumph, Tragedy Tuesday

Catch the next Tales From the South (Dinner & Show) at the Argenta Branch library, Tues., Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m., featuring Dr. Daniel Black.

Originally from rural Arkansas, Dr. Black is professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. His newest release, The Coming, is a first-hand account of the trauma and triumph of Africans on a slave ship in the 16th century. Early reviewers are deeming this work “brilliant”, “poetic”, “a literary homage to the lives of those Africans tossed into the sea.” It will be released in the next several months. Dr. Black is currently in the final stages of a brand new novel titled Listen to the Lambs. This work explores the lives and agency of homeless people who find each other on the street and create heaven out of nothing.

Routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on I-30

Routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on I-30

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be inspecting the Interstate 30 Arkansas River Bridge in Little Rock. The work will require closing the eastbound and westbound outside lanes on the bridge. This will reduce traffic to two lanes in each direction.

The lane closures will be Sunday, October 5th between 5:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Boards, Spreads, Boxes and Platters!

Boards, Spreads, Boxes and Platters!

Butcher & Public is a small business based on hand crafted Arkansas meats and Charcuterie. Think of times past where we had the neighborhood butcher shops for our families’ meats. At B&P you can come in for sausage, bacon, sandwiches, fresh meats and advice on what to do with all of this. Located inside Good Food by Ferneau restaurant, they offer meats in the retail case, sandwiches to eat in or take out, meat-cheese-pickle platters and also have a Meat Share program.

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The transition to high school can be an exciting time for some, but for others, it can be intimidating.
 
"There's a lot of kids, and the hallways are really crowded, so it was scary to me,” explained Tavonia Smith.

“It was a big change,” added Mondraul Jernigan. “At first I really didn't think it was going to be as hard as it was.”

Arkansas Blue Cross hosting "Boo with Blue" at Museum of Discovery

Arkansas Blue Cross hosting "Boo with Blue" at Museum of Discovery


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 1, 2014) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is hosting a free "Boo with Blue" Halloween party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 10. Participants are encouraged to come in a costume, ready to dance! "Boo with Blue" will feature a costume competition with prizes for the best costumes, trick-or-treating and a "Move More" dance party.

All Arkansas Blue Cross members will receive free admission to this kid-friendly party. If you don't carry Arkansas Blue Cross insurance, you can stop by ArkansasBlue, located in Little Rock, Pine Bluff or Hot Springs, to pick up free tickets while supplies last.