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Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will officially begin a highway construction program with a proclamation ceremony.

The ceremony will be Wednesday in Little Rock to mark the first of 31 highway projects to be constructed under the $1.8 billion Connecting Arkansas Program. The program is funded with a 10-year, half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 2012.

The first project is a six-mile portion of the new Bella Vista Bypass from Bentonville to Hiwasse in northwestern Arkansas. The Bella Vista Bypass is a multi-phased project to construct two lanes of an ultimate 19-mile four-lane Interstate.

The other 30 projects include widening and improvement to highways statewide.

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Events at Lake Dardanelle in May

Events at Lake Dardanelle in May

Lake Cruise –Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat.  Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1 hour cruise.  There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited.  You must register for the tour. Call 479-967-5516 to register for a seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.  (Weather permitting)

Tuesdays & Saturdays at 1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? –We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

2 boaters missing on Lake Dardanelle


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Two bodies were recovered from Lake Dardanelle Thursday afternoon after a boat flipped over that morning, according to Pope County Sheriff Aaron Duvall.

Duvall said the Sheriff's Office received the call about the boat at 3:18 Thursday morning. There were originally four men in the boat when it overturned; two of them were able to make it to land safely, but two did not. Duvall said all of the men are related.

The victims are identified as 40-year-old Xing Dong of Russellville and 26-year-old Tan Jiang of Searcy. A family member told THV11 the men had recently moved to the area from Arizona.

Duvall said more than 30 people spent the day searching Lake Dardanelle, near Pleasant View Drive, and the surrounding area for the missing men. Family members told THV11's Alyssa Raymond that the family had gathered together this week for a reunion.

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – For my second THV 11 in My Town feature, I headed out to Arkadelphia for a day and found quite a few great things to highlight.

ARKADELPHIA ALLIANCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

First, I stopped by the Arkadelphia Alliance (Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce if you’re not into that whole brevity thing). There, executive vice president Shelley Loe talked to me about some of the great features in Arkadelphia and what the city had to offer.

If you’re into numbers, the city is home to around 10,714 citizens with 3,736 households as of the 2010 census. (See demographics info: http://on.kthv.com/1hwqnsh) It also offers two accredited 4-year institutions – Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, and the area is home to three school districts—Arkadelphia, Gurdon, and Centerpoint.

Vote for Molly for the Hero Dog Awards!

Vote for Molly for the Hero Dog Awards!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Molly is a canine that is very deserving of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Hershey Track and Field Meet set for May 3

Hershey Track and Field Meet set for May 3

The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will hold the local Hershey Track and Field Meet on May 3 at the Russellville High School track. Registration begins at 9:00am and the meet starts at 10:00am. 

This is a free event for boys and girls between the ages of 9 to 14.  Entry forms are available at Hughes Center, local schools or online at www.russellvillearkansas.org 

You may pre-register at the Hughes Center.