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Two-year colleges promote entrepreneurship

Two-year colleges promote entrepreneurship

Two-Year Colleges Promote Entrepreneurship

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) has launched a statewide effort to promote entrepreneurship. Seventeen of the state’s public two-year colleges have committed to promoting job creation through entrepreneurship in order to impact the economic well-being of the communities they serve.

Participating two-year colleges signed-on to commitments developed by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) as part of their Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum. NACCE is the nation's leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges. The commitments are based on their observations of best practices in supporting and promoting entrepreneurs on community college campuses.

LR Family: Fun ideas for everyone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Here are some fun ideas for the whole family.

Oaklawn Barn Notes: Advanced horse gets Rebel nod

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Oaklawn) -- When the Southwest Stakes was divided it made trainer Chris Richard's decision easy over which of his leading 3-year-olds should get to start in the important stakes on the Arkansas Derby (G1) trail - start both Pee H Dee and Ring It Up for owner James McIngvale. Both went on to finish fourth in their respective efforts, but despite losing by more lengths behind Secret Circle, Pee H Dee appears likely to get the nod for the rematch in the $500,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) this Saturday at Oaklawn.

"They've had some good, strong works and both are doing as good as they could be," said Richard. "Last week Pee H Dee had a good five-eighths in 58 and 1 and went out six furlongs in 12 and 3. He's just a little bit ahead of Ring It Up at this point."

Authorities looking into cause of Hot Springs fire

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The state crime lab will analyze evidence from a fire that gutted a Hot Springs restaurant last week.

Fire officials wouldn't say whether they're investigating the fire at Dragon City as arson. But fire officials say there was evidence of "unusual burning" in the blaze. The fire's cause hasn't been determined.

The Hot Springs fire marshal tells the Sentinel-Record (http://is.gd/tllwe5) that the fire may have started in the attic of the restaurant. He says it's possible the fire could have been caused by an electrical malfunction.

The blaze caused an estimated $450,000 in damages to the building and $150,000 in damages to items inside the restaurant. No one was hurt in the fire.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Country soul singer Petrella on 18 reasons to live, laugh, love

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 13, 2012) - She's known as the "First Lady of Country Soul" with six nationally distributed albumbs.

Her name is Petrella and her latest single, I Want to Know You Forever, reached number 14 on the Hot Country Chart in Billboard Magazine.

Petrella is returning to Arkansas for several shows that will benefit some great organizations. She visited with THV's Alyse Eady on 'Today's THV This Morning' and treated us to a special performance. Click on the video link!

Water Safety: Picking the right life jacket

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -  As the temperatures warm up around Arkansas, soon many of you will be spending your days around the pool or at one of Arkansas's beautiful lakes. It's critical that you make the choice to wear a life jacket.

Of the drowning victims in The Natural State, 90 percent were not wearing life jackets. Chris Smith and Amy Shultz from the Army Corps of Engineers joined us with tips on picking the right life jacket.

Here are the five things to keep in mind when fitting a life jacket:

1. Check the label: it will tell you the size and how it can be used.

2. Check for Damage: check that there are no broken parts and no mold or rips in the fabric.

3. Fasten Up: Fasten all buckles zippers and straps.

4. Check for Proper Fit: make sure it does not slip above the chin or ears. It should feel snug, yet comfortable.

5. Wear it: A life jacket only works if it's worn!

Debit cards considered as payment for lottery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' new lottery director has offered a plan to allow the purchase of lottery tickets with debit cards. 

Current state law allows tickets to be bought only with cash. Lottery director Bishop Woosley says he raised the idea of allowing tickets to be bought with debit cards because he thinks it could have a "modest impact" on ticket sales. 

Lottery Commission Chairwoman Dianne Lamberth told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the idea is "intriguing." Lottery commissioners Patty Shipp and Steve Faris said the idea is worth considering. 

Faris noted that allowing debit card purchases of tickets must be approved by the state Legislature. 

Rep. Mark Perry - co-chairman of the Lottery Commission Oversight Committee - said he expects the committee to consider the idea - but he said he would oppose it.