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How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:


Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

82 graduate at UACCB RN pinning ceremony

BATESVILLE, Ark.  – Eighty two graduates walked across the stage at the pinning ceremony for the registered nursing program Dec. 4 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. 

Several awards were given to recognized graduates for their outstanding achievements. The Nightingale Award, named after Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was awarded to the student that not only showed that he or she adhered to the standards that Nightingale set forth, but also incorporated the "heart" of nursing. The award recognized a student who had spent time with a patient that was lonely, listened to a patient’s fears and anxieties and held the hand of a patient who was in need of human touch. An award was given to a student in the traditional RN track and a student in the online RN track. The winners of the 2015 Nightingale Award were:

Online- Jonathan Miller

Traditional- Nichole Rogers

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum will be hosting a Christmas program for area senior citizens on Tuesday, December 16, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Museum volunteer Ann Mobley will demonstrate a variety of homemade Christmas crafts. Afterwards, participants will create their own Christmas tree ornament. This program is free. Space is limited to 25 participants and reservations are required. 

Call the The Old Independence Regional Museum at (870) 793-2121 to make a reservation. 

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday.  Regular admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for children.  The museum is located at 380 South 9th Street, between Boswell and Vine Streets in Batesville.   

Lyon students attend West Magnet College Day

Lyon students attend West Magnet College Day

BATESVILLE, Ark. – For Brandi Allen and her kindergarten son, Rhys, College Day at West Magnet Elementary did not seem right without real college students.

The school’s Red Ribbon Week for awareness of drug-free living included special themed dress-up days during the week. On College Day, Rhys brought his Scots sword and wished he could hang out with some Lyon football players.

Her son’s wish gave Allen an idea. She contacted his teacher and some Lyon students and coordinated a visit to the classroom. These students celebrated College Day by reading stories to all of the kindergarten classes. Jennifer Keys, Bethany Butler, Becca Burrow, and Kristen Blagg represented the Phi Mu sorority among the student volunteers. Scots football players Jon Alexander and Jordy Wyble also volunteered, as well as APPLE Project Upward Bound staff members Jeanette Youngblood, Cory Godbolt, and Allen herself.

UCA, BACC. WRPDD to host "Saving Your Small Town" training event

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas’ (UCA) Center for Community & Economic Development is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to host “Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development” for North Central Arkansas community leaders.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, UCA will partner with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and White River Planning and Development District (WRPDD) to offer the boot camp in Independence County. The training will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Maxfield Room (Room 119) in the Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus.

BACC to hold synergy HR, LLC ribbon cutting

BACC to hold synergy HR, LLC ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Synergy HR, LLC on Thursday, Nov. 5

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at Synergy HR, LLC located at 3240 Harrison St. in Batesville.

All community supporters, chamber members, ambassadors, board members and staff are invited to attend.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.