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Board receives findings from performing arts center feasibility study

Board receives findings from performing arts center feasibility study

HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs Board of Directors heard a presentation Wednesday regarding a feasibility study for the development of a performing arts center in Hot Springs, Ark.

Dan Martin of Market & Feasibility Advisors, LLC (MFA) of Austin, TX and Chicago, IL, presented their findings in a 104-page study,concluding that the project is “market feasible” but not financially feasible.

The primary measure of feasibility is whether the center’s user groups could pay facility-use charges in full support of the facility’s operating costs, while a blended source of government and philanthropic support would provide the initial capital development costs.

City of Hot Springs provides live video of Majestic cleanup

City of Hot Springs provides live video of Majestic cleanup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Hot Springs Public Information Department, in cooperation with the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, has added a live video stream to the city’s website of cleanup activities underway at the Majestic Hotel yellow brick site. 

The “MajestiCam” will be available live on cityhs.net weekdays from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The Majesticam page can be found in the Departments menu under Public Information or by clicking a portal image located near the bottom of the city’s homepage.  During hours when no live feed is available, previous daily recordings may be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel, also accessible from cityhs.net.

Benton PD searching for card fraud suspect

Benton PD searching for card fraud suspect

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect behind the fraudulent use of a bank card. 

On January 7, a woman informed Benton police that unauthorized transactions totaling to several hundred dollars had been made from her bank account. However, the victim still had possession of the bank card, and she believed the suspect used the bank card numbers.

The victim stated that transactions occurred at a Benton business on Dec. 17, 2015. 

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or information about the incident contact the BNPD by calling (501) 776-5948 or (501) 315-TIPS. 


Majestic Hotel cleanup begins a day early

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Cleanup of what's left of the Majestic Hotel started on Monday.

Work on the historic Hot Springs hotel was set to begin on Tuesday, but crews were able to start a day early.

The Majestic was destroyed by a fire in February of 2014.

The city then purchased the building for $600,000 last summer. 

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:


Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

THV11's Phil Buck places his first bets at Oaklawn

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Crowds of people took advantage of the beautiful weather on Friday to attend Oaklawn's opening day, and that includes THV11's Phil Buck, who was visiting for his first time.

With Craig O'Neill on vacation during the opening weekend at Oaklawn, Phil Buck got the chance to take his place and experience what this Hot Springs hot spot is all about. 

Buck started out his day with a shoe shine from some of the Oaklawn employees. One of them has been with the business for 14 years. Buck wanted to know what drives him to always return to the races. 

"The fans, the excitement that the horses bring and I just love meeting people," said David.

Phil of course had to try one of the famous corn beef sandwiches being sold at the Oaklawn concession stand. His review? 

New Civil War Museum to open in Hot Springs