Asa Hutchinson

6 in Northeast Arkansas Appointed by Governor

Mar 15, 2016

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Monday announced 44 more appointments to various state boards and commissions.  6 are from the KASU listening area.

Ronald Carroll of Jonesboro was reappointed to the state Board of Athletic Training.  Barry Davis of Paragould is replacing Brian Thomas on the Trauma Advisory Council.  Jack McCord is being replaced by Daniel Shults of Pocahontas to the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee of the 3rd Judicial District.

Cassandra Hill of Osceola replaces Lamar Cole on the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging. 

Youngsters  will soon have the opportunity to tour a mobile workshop designed to encourage young people to seek careers in technical fields. 

The 18-wheeler is part of the “Be Pro, Be Proud” initiative launched last week by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, and other state economic agencies and businesses. 

The trailer features interactive displays and information on various careers including becoming an electrician or an H-VAC technician. 

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

Touted as “Making the Connection”, today’s dedication ceremony of the new Interstate 555 was a culmination of work that has been done on the highway since 1968. 

US Highway 63 was turned into four lanes in the 1980’s, was made interstate quality in the 1990’s and has been ready for the interstate designation.  That happened today at St. Bernard’s Auditorium in Jonesboro. 

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson tells about the significance of the designation. 

Arkansas State University

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday night he will donate $100,000 from his discretionary account towards restoring Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess.    

Arkansas Gov. Discusses Trump; Rubio on All Things Considered

Feb 25, 2016

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is expressing some pointed words about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, after endorsing Senator Marco Rubio earlier this week. 

In a nationally broadcast interview Wednesday on NPR’s All Things Considered, Huchtinson said Republican leaders underestimated Trump’s strength and how he could tap into the frustration of American voters.

Hutchinson also said he hopes it’s not too late to change the likelihood of Trump winning the party’s nomination.

11 in Northeast Arkansas Appointed by Gov. Hutchinson

Feb 23, 2016
Arkansas State Capitol

Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced 57 more appointments to various state commissions.  Included in Monday’s announcement are 11 from the KASU listening area. 

From Jonesboro, Arkansas State University Professor of History Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch is replacing James Lawson on the Black History Commission. 

Also from Jonesboro, Kimberly Whitman replaces Jill Fussell on the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission and Jenifer Mason has been reappointed to the Arkansas State Independent Living Council. 

  Arkansas lawmakers mourn the loss of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 

Governor Asa Hutchinson reflected on his personal experience with Scalia in an official statement released Saturday.  Hutchinson called him a “stalwart conservative and an overall brilliant jurist.” 

“Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing is a devastating blow to the country. He was a passionate defender of the Constitution, a stalwart conservative and an overall brilliant jurist. 

Four Appointed in Northeast Arkansas

Feb 1, 2016

Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed 4 from the KASU listening area to various state boards and commissions.

Friday, Hutchinson appointed Deana Osment and Al Heringer of Jonesboro to the Arkansas Economic Development Council.  Osment is replacing Shelby Moore and Heringer is replacing Thomas Kirk.

Rod Soubers of Mountain Home is replacing Ruth Anne Hawkins on the Arkansas History Commission.  On the Arkansas State Medical Board, Dr. Jim Citty is being replaced by Dr. David Staggs of Searcy.

Here is the full list of appointments from Hutchinson's press release:

Governor Asa Hutchinson is set to be in Forrest City today at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new regional Veterans Affairs’ office. 

This will be the fifth regional office to open over the past 3 months.  According to the Governor’s Press Release, Arkansas has nearly 250,000 veterans. The ceremony will be at the Arkansas Workforce Services Center at 2.

4 Locals Appointed by Arkansas Governor

Jan 18, 2016

Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed 4 residents in our listening area to various positions.

Hutchinson announced 28 appointments Friday in a press release.  Among them were Claude Graves of Bono, Linda Prunty of Jonesboro, Samuel Jackson of Blytheville, and Joe Morgan of Beebe.

Graves replaced Max Tackett on the Arkansas Rural Development Commission.  Prunty was appointed to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission, replacing Sherman Tate.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and a delegation of nearly 50 Arkansas business leaders and state officials are in Cuba for a series of meetings with government officials.

The communist island nation and its 11 million residents have for years been eyed as an untapped marketplace for Arkansas products, especially agriculture. With diplomatic relations being restored between the U.S. and Cuba, Hutchinson said this was an ideal time to begin building a relationship. The visit is the first by an American governor since the U.S. re-opened its embassy there in July.

Gov. Hutchinson planning Cuba trade trip

Sep 3, 2015

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be joining a group of Arkansas agricultural business interests on a trade trip to Cuba later this month.

The delegation is being led by the Rogers-based World Trade Center Arkansas and is expected to include representatives from Tyson Foods, Riceland Foods and other in-state agri-related businesses. The dates of the trip are Sept. 28-30.