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AGFC to hold boating course at UACCB

AGFC to hold boating course at UACCB

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is going to hold a boating education course in Batesville on March 7 and 8. 

The course will be six hours long both days, and it will cover boat classifications, registration, rules of the road, navigation and more. It is free and open to the public. Anyone under the age of 18 must have signed parental consent to attend the class. Consent forms will be available at the Nursing Allied Health Building at UACCB where the class is being held. 

Classes will start at 6 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8. Attendance to both sessions is required. 

To go to the boating course, you must first register online by visiting the UACCB website

Airman 1st Class Sam Halfacre featured in ‘Defenders of the Airfield’ video

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – One of Batesville’s own has been featured in a video released by the Department of Defense.

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For years, we've seen public service announcements about texting while driving, but are people really getting the message? One student says, "I mean they're sad. You know, it's emotional. I just feel I've seen so many that you think it just won't happen."

THV11 News sat down with six teenage students at Sylvan High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. They admit, texting and driving is a big temptation for teenagers like themselves. "I don't do it all the time but sometimes I do text and drive and I admit that it is dangerous," Antonius Russell says.

WATCH STORY: http://on.kthv.com/PAhkKz

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of teens and young people say they have sent text messages while driving and 78 percent of them have read a text message while driving.

AHTD suspends some projects due to uncertainty in funding

AHTD suspends some projects due to uncertainty in funding

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has withdrawn ten construction projects from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April as a result of the uncertainty of Federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund.  

The United State Department of Transportation has projected that the Federal Highway Trust Fund will run short of funds as early as July of this year without Congressional action.  Because of this uncertainty, the AHTD has evaluated State and Federal funding that will be available and reduced the number of construction projects planned because of the possible inability of the Federal Highway Trust Fund to provide timely and full reimbursements to Arkansas.

The ten Federal-aid projects that have been pulled from the Department’s April bid letting total approximately $60 million and include:

Chicot – Hwy 165; Rehabilitation of 4.3 miles

Road work requires detour on Hwy 67 in White County

Road work requires detour on Hwy 67 in White County

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Repair work will require closing northbound traffic on U.S. Highway 67 in White County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

This repair work will be performed in a construction zone where traffic is currently reduced to one lane in both directions. The northbound closure will be located between mile markers 51 and 55. That’s between Judsonia and Bald Knob.

The closure will be Friday, February 14th between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.

During the repair work, all northbound traffic will be diverted off U.S. Highway 67 at Exit 51 (Judsonia) and onto State Highway 157, then to State Highway 367 through Bald Knob and will return to U.S. Highway 67 at Exit 55 (Bald Knob/Batesville).

Detour planned for HWY 67 in White Co.

Detour planned for HWY 67 in White Co.

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Repair work will require closing northbound traffic on U.S. Highway 67 in White County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

This repair work will be performed in a construction zone where traffic is currently reduced to one lane in both directions. The northbound closure will be located between mile markers 51 and 55. That’s between Judsonia and Bald Knob.

The closures will be Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.

During the repair work, all northbound traffic will be diverted off U.S. Highway 67 at Exit 51 (Judsonia) and onto State Highway 157, then to State Highway 367 through Bald Knob and will return to U.S. Highway 67 at Exit 55 (Bald Knob/Batesville).

Lane closure, detour on HWY 167 in White County cancelled

Lane closure, detour on HWY 167 in White County cancelled

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The lane closure and detour scheduled on HWY 167 in White County has been cancelled, according to Danny Straessle with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

The work was cancelled due to the current weather conditions and has yet to be rescheduled.

The original press release can be found below:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHTD) Repair work will require northbound traffic to be diverted off of U.S. Highway 67 between mile marker 51 and mile marker 55 in White County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

This work is being performed in a construction zone where traffic is down to one lane in each direction. The closure will begin today (Friday, January 10th) at 2:00 p.m. and remain in place approximately 24-hours. Southbound traffic will not be affected.