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Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday for ‘Hunger Action Day’

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday  for ‘Hunger Action Day’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARFoodbank) - September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) and the Arkansas Foodbank is asking the public to wear orange in support for hunger awareness in the state of Arkansas.  Unfortunately, Arkansas is one of the states at the forefront when taking a look at hunger in America. Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger, first in severe hunger, seventh in child hunger and second overall in the entire nation for food insecurity.

On Thursday, September 4th the Main Street, Junction and Clinton bridges will be lit orange at dusk in support for Hunger Action Day.

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Nominees announced for Black Hall of Fame

Nominees announced for Black Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - African Americans in the state are being recognized today for their outstanding achievements.

Chairman of the Black Hall of Fame, Charles Stewart, listed this year's nominees to be inducted.

Among them are educators, business men and women, entertainers and those involved in social and political life.

"We each year will receive a number of nominations and we are actually building a library of nominees," said Stewart.

Stewart also said this year they will hold a special tribute performance at the ceremony for those who have died this year. They expect a record turnout.

For a list of the inductees and how to purchase tickets: http://on.kthv.com/1lIjHe4

 

Oaklawn announces rise in purses for 2015 season


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Oaklawn Park says it will raise purses for live thoroughbred racing for the seventh consecutive year.

The track in Hot Springs opens its 57-day meet on Jan. 9. The season concludes April 11 with the running of the $1 million Arkansas Derby.

Director of Racing David Longinotti said revenue has increased from gambling at the track's casino-style electronic games. Also helping increase purses was Oaklawn's advanced deposit wagering service, which launched at the start of this year's meet.

With Oaklawn Anywhere, gamblers can open online wagering accounts.

The track projects paying $23.5 million to horsemen during the coming meet.

The Rebel Stakes payout will rise to $750,000 from $600,000.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Entergy plans annual drawdown of Garland Co. lakes


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of water levels in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine will begin Nov. 1.

Lake levels will be reduced by about 6 inches per day through Nov. 9. The water released at the dams will be used to generate hydroelectric power.

Entergy Arkansas coordinates the annual winter drawdown with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to help with shoreline maintenance and inspections and to help control nuisance aquatic vegetation.

Lake Catherine is formed by Remmel Dam and Lake Hamilton is formed by Carpenter Dam. Both are located in Garland County and were built more than 60 years ago for hydroelectric generation.

Entergy Arkansas manages the reservoirs and operates the dams.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – My most recent THV11 in My Town visit brought me to the lovely city of Russellville.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

My first stop on this visit was at the Chamber of Commerce with executive vice president Stephanie Beerman and Amanda Johnson, A&P marketing assistant for the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peak Regions.

While a COC is always centered on business and providing its members with multiple networking opportunities, Stephanie also had an extended list of new events coming up in the Russellville area that the city’s residents can enjoy.

Court date set for Matthew Davis in Maxx Anderson case


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Former attorney Andi Davis appeared in court on Thursday along with her brother Matthew Davis.

Andi's court date has not been set as of yet, but Matthew's has been set for January 12, through January 16th, 2015.

Andi Davis pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in May stemming from the death of Maxx Anderson in February 2012.





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