Walnut Ridge

Walnut Ridge Council Cuts Wasteful Spending at Meeting

Jan 19, 2016

Employee raises, wasteful spending cuts, and the demolition of several houses were discussed at the Walnut Ridge City Council meeting Monday.

The Jonesboro Sun reports the council passed the 2016 budget with no objection.  The budget included a $350,000 spending cut of what  Mayor Charles Snapp of Walnut Ridge called “waste.”  $2.35 million was budgeted for 2016 expenses--a $45,000 decrease from 2015. 

The budget also included a $100,000 increase for the Fire Department, a $40,000 increase for the Police Department, and a $0.50 raise for city employees.

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Four of Four)

Sep 11, 2012

In the conclusion of his interview with Stan Perkins, KASU's Mike Doyle asks Perkins about his own musical career.  Perkins, son of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Carl Perkins, performs this Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge as part of the Beatles At The Ridge festival. Perkins will perform with the Beatles tribute band the Liverpool Legends and with Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers.

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Three of Four)

Sep 11, 2012

In anticipation of this Saturday's Beatles On The Ridge festival in downtown Walnut Ridge, KASU's Mike Doyle spoke with headlining musician, Stan Perkins.  In this portion of the interview, Stan tells more stories of the travels of early rock-and-roll musicians along what is now the Rock And Roll Highway.

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Two of Four)

Sep 11, 2012

KASU's Mike Doyle continues his interview with Stan Perkins, son of rock-and-roll legend Carl Perkins, talking about the connections that Northeast Arkansas has with the pioneers of rock-and-roll.

Every day, the Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge provides a safe place for children and their siblings who are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines Children's Shelter and looks at some of the challenges they face.

After 48 years of service to Williams Baptist College, 17 of those years as President, Dr. Jerol Swaim is retiring.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves features Swaim in this report.

A benefit for Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge takes place March 31st.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at how the organization helps children who come out of difficult circumstances.