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Hot Springs to unveil historic fountain

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - A ceremony unveiling the historic National Humane Alliance Water Trough Fountain will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the intersection of Malvern Avenue and Broadway Street.

The solid granite fountain dates back to the early 1900s when the National Humane Alliance placed an estimated 125 animal fountains on city streets across America.

The Alliance was founded in 1897 by Hermon Lee Ensign, a wealthy business tycoon with a great love of animals. Ensign’s goal was to educate people to be considerate of animals and of each other.

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since it's the 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair this year, they're doing something special by bringing back the parade for the first time since 1983.

The fair kicks off on October 10 and lasts through the 19, and the parade will take place on Saturday morning.

The most exciting news about the fair is that registration is now officially open for the Ugly Dog Contest.

For more information, click here.


Stop and Shop to save some cats

Stop and Shop to save some cats

Guardian Angels will be holding a Bake Sale in combination with a 1/2 price or less Thrift Store Sale! They will also be accepting cat food, dog food and cat litter and cash donations. The Shelter and Thrift Store will be open for regular adoption and sales business.

All donations and proceeds will go towards vaccines, spay and neutering of cats, and overall health of all the cats we have. The shelter will be open for people to view their selection of adoptable cats.

The event is Saturday, May 4 at 11 am. The rescue center is at 1540 Malvern Ave. in Hot Springs.

Bring your pet to meet Santa

Bring your pet to meet Santa

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - Do you love your pets like your own children? Bring them to meet Santa! The Second Chance Animal Rescue clinic have invited Santa to come meet your pets for the annual Santa Paws event.

Saturday, December 1, Santa Claus will be at the Malvern/Hot Springs County Chamber of Commerce Community Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be $10 to get the picture made, the price includes a 4x6 color photo and a CD of your pictures so you can print more.

Joey the Garden Cat: A TV Sensation

Joey the Garden Cat: A TV Sensation

Doris James is a freelance writer and former broadcaster from Arkansas, and a big fan of Joey the Garden Cat. You can follow her online as MizBejabbers.

During an evening newscast at a local television station, a slender gray striped cat hops upon the news desk. Anchor Liz Massey smiles and says, “Oh, here’s Joey.” The cat sits on the desk and gives the camera a green-eyed stare as Liz and fellow-anchor Craig O’Neil carry on with the newscast. The privileged feline is Joey the Garden cat who is a staff member of KTHV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas. Joey has become a big TV celebrity in Arkansas and his fame is spreading nationally.