Bridge Inspection Requires Closure of State Highway 187 Bridge at Beaver

The State Highway 187 Bridge at Beaver has been closed for inspection by structural engineers, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. The bridge has required temporary closures since early October due to scheduled routine maintenance. ARDOT engineers decided to … [Read more...]

Boozman’s Water Infrastructure Investment Legislation Included in Comprehensive Bill on Way to President for Signature

An innovative approach to modernizing critical water infrastructure—especially in rural areas often unable to afford upgrades to aging water systems—is one step closer to reality as a result of a new policy initiative authored by U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR). The new approach—based off the … [Read more...]

Artoberfest 2018

The Batesville Area Arts Council is excited to host the 3rd Annual Artoberfest, an arts and music festival on Main Street (between 3rd St. and N Central Ave.), Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival will feature local and regional artist booths, a sidewalk chalk art competition, … [Read more...]

Entergy Helps Single Mom Who Dreams of Future

As a single parent, Catherine Reaper is working hard to build a better future for her family. She balances the roles of full-time student and mother while working as a substitute teacher. Catherine was recently awarded the Fall 2018 Entergy Scholarship from Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, … [Read more...]

Routine Bridge Inspection Requires Lane Closure Over Faulkner Lake

A routine bridge inspection of the Interstate 440 Bridge over Faulkner Lake requires a lane closure, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. Weather permitting, crews will close the eastbound outside lane Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10 from 9:00 a.m. … [Read more...]

Boozman Supports Important Consumer Protections for Air Travelers

Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today joined his Senate colleagues to pass a comprehensive, five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bill delivers big reforms for air travelers—including protections from being bumped after boarding and from shrinking airline seat … [Read more...]

Local Habitat For Humanity to Host Annual Banquet and Silent Auction

Habitat for Humanity of Independence County will host their annual banquet and silent auction fundraising event on Tuesday, October 9th in the Barnett Building Loft on Main Street in downtown Batesville. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with the dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. “We invite everyone … [Read more...]

Old Independence Regional Museum Fall Family Day

Old Independence Regional Museum has scheduled their Fall Family Day for Saturday, October 20, at 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. They will feature soap making demonstration, bake sale, popcorn relays, herb planting, paper making, bird feeders, spinning demonstration, cider press, games and crafts and lots … [Read more...]

Main Street Batesville to host trick-or-treating event

Spooky fun awaits you at this year’s Main Street Batesville “Fun and Safe Halloween,” Wednesday, October 31 from 5-7 pm. The public is invited to stroll the vibrant residential and business areas of Main Street as residents and merchants pass out candy and treat you to the friendliest street in … [Read more...]

Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston Issues Tax Reminder to Property Owners

Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston issued his annual public reminder of the upcoming deadline to pay personal and real property taxes. “We encourage all Arkansas property owners to avoid having delinquent property taxes,” Thurston said. “The deadline to pay personal property or real … [Read more...]