(Courtesy of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department)
Preliminary work on Highway 64 will require moving lane closures in Crittenden County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.
Crews will perform pavement testing on Highway 64. The work will extend from the Cross County line to Highway 147. The work will reduce traffic to one lane, alternately closing the eastbound and westbound lanes and shoulders.
(Courtesy of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department)
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling over the Memorial Day weekend.
Extensive highway improvements continue in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.
Gay marriages are off for the time being in Arkansas after a ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court. County clerks around the state say they will wait for further clarification from the courts about gay marriage. The Arkansas Supreme Court handed down a decision yesterday that refused to put a hold on Judge Chris Piazza's ruling that the state's gay-marriage ban was unconstitutional. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday about yesterday's ruling.
45RPM is a feature-length, independent film shot in the state of Arkansas. Paragould native Juli Jackson is the writer, producer, and director of 45RPM. The film has been screened at festivals across the country, and it will be shown for the first time in Paragould this Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre as part of this weekend’s Arts and Music in downtown Paragould. Jackson spoke with KASU’s Marty Scarbrough about this film which was inspired by Arkansas’ musical heritage.
KASU Radio invites all to come “Take a Load Off” on Saturday, May 31 at a tribute concert beginning at 7 p.m. in the Forum, 115 E. Monroe in Jonesboro, honoring Arkansas native Levon Helm, a two-time Grammy award winning artist, widely known as the drummer for The Band.
KASU will present a special Bluegrass Monday concert this Monday night. Feller and Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos is one of the top new bluegrass bands in the country. Their song “The Government Blues” is currently #2 on the Bluegrass Today radio airplay chart. The band features outstanding vocal harmonies, a big influence from classic country music, and incredible bluegrass pickin’. Feller and Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos will perform Monday night, May 12, at 7:00 at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street in Paragould. Doors open at 6:00, seating is first-come, first-s
As work continues on the restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, members of the Cash family got to see first-hand how the project looks so far. KASU’s Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.
One local non-profit organization is fighting child sexual abuse in northeast Arkansas. The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center serves nine counties in the region and assists local enforcement in the prosecution of crimes against children. KASU's Johnathan Reaves provides this update with Executive Director Kristi Nichols.
Blood cancer is the second leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States. Many of those who are affected by cancers--such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma--need bone marrow transplants to have save their life. The process for finding bone marrow matches involves the swab of a cheek. KASU's Johnathan Reaves speaks with Delete Blood Cancer volunteer Colin Hall in this interview about the process and why it is critical in the fight against blood cancer.
Amnesty International chapters in Arkansas and Mississippi are growing, due to the efforts of a Jonesboro High School Senior. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Hytham Alhindi about what got him interested in Amnesty International, his work in both states, and a statewide meeting in Little Rock on Saturday, April 12.
The 7th Annual Health and Fitness Expo takes place this weekend at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro. It is presented by the St. Bernards Medical Group and is free. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.
Arkansas State University's Department of English and Philosophy presents the 20th Annual Delta Symposium at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The event starts Wednesday, April 2nd and concludes on April 5th. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has details on this year's Symposium.
It can be a sad site to see…an empty building that used to house a bustling business, an empty parking lot that was once full of customers. It is the vacant big box store, or a business that has relocated to a more desirable location. When those buildings become empty, what happens next, and how can cities address the problem? KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.
Arkansas State University invites the public to attend a Moot Court competition that will be held Friday and Saturday at Wilson Hall on the ASU-Jonesboro campus. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.
The Kays House on the A-State Campus in Jonesboro is one of six properties that could be nominated for placement on the National Register for Historic Places. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.
Every year, traditional and non-traditional students not only choose where to go to college to pursue their chosen degree, but they also must choose how to pay for college. Arkansas State University is part of a growing list of universities that are participating in a financial education program for students to help students understand about student loans. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.
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Alabama-based Peco Foods is brining a $165 million poultry operation to Clay and Randolph counties. That will mean at least 1,000 new jobs are coming to the area, and officials say this announcement could have a ripple effect. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more on the announcement that was made in Little Rock.
Courtesy of ASU's Office of University Communications.
Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn will perform at this year’s Johnny Cash Music Festival, according to an announcement made today by concert producer and festival founder Bill Carter. Additionally, legendary singer and comedian Mark Lowry will host the fourth annual event. The concert is set for August 15th and will once again take place at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR. Showtime is 7:00 pm and tickets go on sale Feb 28th (see box office info below).
Groundbreaking festivities take place today in a convention center in Queretaro, Mexico. The progressive Mexican state will be home to the first American University in the country. Arkansas State University joins government and education leaders in Mexico for a celebration of the groundbreaking today. The campus is being privately funded in Mexico and the total project will cost about $60 million. Today's groundbreaking will be for the first phase of the project. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has details.
Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson is throwing his hat in the ring to challenge US Representative Rick Crawford. McPherson is a Democrat who has been the mayor of Heber Springs since 2006. McPherson tells the Sun newspaper he will stress his experience as mayor and his work in the private sector during his campaign. McPherson has lived in Heber Springs since 1964, and lived in Newark and Batesville previously. McPherson says Representative Crawford follows party lines, voting with Republicans 98 percent of the time.
A statewide organization has been formed that empowers Arkansas women, and encourages them to get more involved in running for political office, as well as other leadership roles. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.
The Arkansas State University Concert Choir will have a unique opportunity later this week to represent the university to an audience of music students and music teachers from across the state. To prepare for that performance, and to thank the community for its support, the ASU Concert Choir will perform Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00 in Wesley Hall of First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro. KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Doctor Dale Miller, director of choral activities at ASU, who provided more details about tonight’s concert and more information about the choir’s appearance late