Arkansas state Sen. Robert Thompson has presented a check for $100,000 to Arkansas State University officials to support the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott.
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott includes a barn-studio associated with writer Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, whose parents owned the home and the barn on the property.
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration released a report Monday showing the state continues to exceed revenue expectations for this fiscal year. The state collected 372.8 million dollars in net available revenue in the month of October, outpacing expected collections by about 8 million dollars. So far the state has collected 37.8 million dollars above forecast for the entire fiscal year which began July 1.
An investigation into the Arkansas Department of Community Correction found “systemic problems” with its parole system. But Gov. Mike Beebe and other officials say steps are already being taken to address people who violate parole, but aren’t being picked up and returned to prison.
A challenge to Big River Steel’s air quality permit by Nucor Steel will delay or could trip up the $1.1 billion superproject planned for northeast Arkansas, but state officials expressed confidence that the steel mill will go forward.
Early voting starts Monday for residents of a historic North Little Rock neighborhood to consider repealing a ban on the sale of alcohol.
It has been almost half a century since residents of Park Hill voted to prohibit alcohol sales. The neighborhood is along both sides of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, between Interstate 40 and McCain Boulevard.
Former North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick, who today is president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce, says the ban has kept the area from reaching its full potential.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says a lane of Highway 10 in Little Rock will be closed this week.
The work will be on the arched bridge located between Chester Street and Dillard's corporate headquarters in Little Rock. The work will require closing the westbound outside lane of the highway - which is also known as Cantrell Road - near the bridge.
The bridge was built in 1927 and is 135 feet long and 30 feet wide. The latest survey indicates an average of 15,500 vehicles use the bridge each day.
The harvest of summer crops and the planting of winter wheat, especially in south Arkansas, has been slowed by recent rains that dumped up to 3 inches in some areas.
Chicot County Extension Staff Chairman Gus Wilson says the delays are the most since 2009 and he's just hoping that the wheat won't have to be replanted. In Prairie County, Extension Staff Chair Brent Griffin says about 25 percent of the bean crop is still in the field.
It's expected the US Senate will hold a test vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, this Monday. KUAR's Jacob Kauffman has more on where Arkansas's congressional delegation stands on the bill.