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Corps seeking public comment on flood risk reduction survey


LITTLE ROCK, Ark (USACE) -- The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is seeking public comments through July 27 on environmental documents relating to a flood risk reduction study along Prairie Creek and tributaries in Russellville, Ark.

The proposed work would widen a 2.2 mile portion of Prairie Creek and widen the channel at the Union Pacific's railroad bridge at Engineer's Ditch to reduce flooding in the area.

The documents are a Draft Feasibility Report, a Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact. The draft documents indicate the proposed work would cause no significant adverse effects to the human environment, and an Environmental Impact Statement would not be required.

The documents can be reviewed on the Internet at:

Park plans for possible flooding at Tyler Bend Campground

Park plans for possible flooding at Tyler Bend Campground

HARRISON, Ark. (Buffalo National River) -  Although most of the immediate damage and anticipated threats appear to be concentrated in the Newton County portion of Buffalo National River, the park is taking steps in view of a high probability of flooding at Tyler Bend Campground off Highway 65 in Searcy County.  Park Maintenance has removed electrical assets in the flood plain at Tyler Bend.  

Until the threat passes, the pavilion restroom and group site restrooms will be closed.  Also closed are the group sites and walk-in campsites.  The “peanut loop” on higher ground will remain open with functioning restrooms and water.  If river levels rise above the 33 foot level at the Highway 65 bridge further closures may be necessary. These closures will include the remaining restrooms and campsites in the TB campground.

For current information and status of closures please call the Tyler Bend Visitor Center at 870/439-2502.  

Shakespeare performance to return to Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Shakespeare performance to return to Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. — This summer, all of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s front lawn will be a stage.

On Saturday, June 20, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will enact an outdoor performance of As You Like It at the Institute. The performance, which will be free and open to the public, will include the full plot of As You Like It abridged into a family-friendly version. While outdoor chairs will be set up at the Institute for the upcoming event, onlookers will also be able to utilize blanket space on the lawn depending on their preferences. The River Rock Grill will provide food for purchase.

“The 2014 performance of A Comedy of Errors was a big success,” said Dr. Marta Loyd, executive director of the Institute. “We are proud to offer such an exceptional experience to the residents of Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton and the rest of the Arkansas River valley.”

Arkansas man arrested for bestiality

Arkansas man arrested for bestiality

POPE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - An Arkansas man has been arrested for reportedly engaging in a sexual act with an animal.

On Wednesday, Jonathan Ford was taken into custody by the Pope County Sheriff's Office. Following an investigation and after consulting with the prosecuting attorney, Ford was booked and charged with bestiality, a class A misdemeanor.

According to police, the animal in question has been placed in a local animal shelter.

Russellville event schedule

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The City of Russellville is providing year- around activities for the whole family to enjoy. Don't miss what is going on in your town. 

Their 2015 activity lineup includes:

June

13 Wounded Warrior Fishing Tournament

14 Super Teams Fishing Tournament

19-21 ASA State Tournament (Youth SB) 

26 Sunset Cinema 2

26-28 Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Fishing Tour

July

3-5 USSSA State Tournament (Youth SB) 

10 Sunset Cinema 3

17-19 Nationals- Scott Bates

18 Metro Area Bass Club Benefit

24 Sunset Cinema 4

August

1 Bull Jam 2015

8 Elvis Concert

13-15 Rayovac FLW Series

13-15 Bargains Galore on Hwy 64

26-30 Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall

September

12 NOV Fishing Tournament

19 CCFA Fishing Tournament

18-19 Outdoor Duck Daze (B&G Club)

Free summer movie lineup in Heber Springs

Free summer movie lineup in Heber Springs

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Free summer movie event 'A Night Under the Stars' begins June 20. 

Teen Recruiters has teamed up with Swank Motion Pictures and local businesses to provide a free movie watching experience at Spring Park in downtown Heber Springs. 

The 2015 lineup includes:

Saturday, June 20- Spare Parts (PG-13)

Saturday, July 11- Paddington (PG)

Saturday, August 22 - Captain America The Winter Solider (PG-13)

Pre-movie events will begin at 7 p.m. and films will begin at dusk. 

Both the pre-movie events and the film showings are free and open for anyone to attend.

For more information on 'A Night Under the Stars' or if you would like to sponsor a free movie night contact Barbara Owens at (501) 238-2413 or Brad Bates (501) 722-0938.

Update: Man wanted in two Russellville home invasions arrested

Update: Man wanted in two Russellville home invasions arrested

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – A man wanted in two Russellville home invasions has been located and arrested.

According to Public Information Officer Drew Latch, Christopher Hamilton has been arrested by the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office. He has been charged with two counts of felony theft, two counts of kidnapping, and two counts of aggravated robbery.

On Tuesday, police originally identified Hamilton as a person of interest in this case.