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Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Actor and playwright Graham Gordy, who is also the co-creator and executive producer of the new Cinemax drama "Quarry," will be the guest speaker at Pulaski Technical College's Big Rock on the Map series on March 10.

The event will include film clips from Gordy's well-known work such as The Love Guru (2008), War Eagle, Arkansas (2007), and Spanola Pepper Sauce Company (2010). Gordy's short films have won awards at the South by Southwest festivals, Austin Film Festival, Nashville Festival and Slamdance. He also was a writer for the Sundance Series "Rectify."

The Big Rock on the Map event will begin at 6 p.m. in the college's Center for Humanities and Arts Theater located at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sherwood Neighborhood Watch Fair

Sherwood Neighborhood Watch Fair

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - Sherwood officials are hosting a Neighborhood Watch Fair on February 23 at 6 p.m.

Several speakers from the Sherwood Police Department, Sherwood Fire Department and business in the city will be discussing safety with the residents in the area. 

Some of the topics they will be discussing will include:

-Gun Safety and permits

-Surveillance video and alarms

-Financial protection

-Home security

-Citizens Police Academy

There will be presentations, door prizes and refreshments at the fair. Organizers hope that the event will help those in the community learn how to make their home, car, valuables and most importantly their loved ones safer. 

Benton police continue to make DWI arrests

Benton police continue to make DWI arrests

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - From February 1 to February 17, officers with the Benton Police Department have made 11 DWI arrests. 

As part of the "Be Someone's Sweetheart and Rethink Your Drink" initiative, Benton police are trying their best to keep intoxicated drivers off city streets. 

According to the Benton Police Department, every year, more than 10,322 people are killed by drunk drivers in America. In Arkansas in 2013, of the 499 fatality accidents, 41 percent – 203 fatality accidents - involved alcohol and/or drugs.

The most current arrests include:

West LR residents hope to halt new development


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Tuesday night, a hold on new apartment complexes in west Little Rock will be up for a hot debate.

The City Board will be discussing a moratorium that Brodie Creek and Woodland's Edge hopes to see passed.

Do your homework. That's the message the homeowners of two Little Rock subdivisions have for the Little Rock City Board of Directors.

On Tuesday, the board will discuss a resolution to put a one year hold on the development of an apartment complex in that area.

Doris Wright, the City Director of Ward 6, proposed the moratorium.

The land in question was rezoned by the Planning Commission from single-family to multi-family late last year at the request of the developer, Keith Richardson.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! coming to Ark. Arts Center Children's Theatre


 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Schoolhouse Rock cartoon may be decades old now, but this fresh, live-theatre adaptation will spark the wide-eyed wonder of new discovery in our youngest generation while inviting smiles of toe-tapping, lip-synching nostalgia from the rest of us. Get ready to relive those fun-filled afternoons in front of the TV; Schoolhouse Rock Live! is coming to the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre March 4-25.

Drain Smart seeks artists for 2nd year of art, conservation program


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (February 3, 2016)—A coalition of state and local agencies and non-profit organizations have announced the second year of Drain Smart, a public art program aimed at raising awareness, education and protection of local water resources.

“Public response to the first year Drain Smart murals that were painted in the River Market, South Main and War Memorial areas has been incredibly positive, and people are responding to the conservation message.  We are very excited to expand the project into new areas of the city this year,” said Dr. Dan Scheiman, bird conservation director for Audubon Arkansas.

MTCC LOVES SPOKEN WORD: FOREIGN TONGUES POETRY TROUPE

MTCC LOVES SPOKEN WORD: FOREIGN TONGUES POETRY TROUPE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Fan favorite Foreign Tongues Poetry Troupe will be performing at the Mosaic Templar Cultural Center.

Foreign Tongues is an artistic organization that travels, conducts workshops and performs poetry in Arkansas and throughout the United States. The group is composed of authors, educators, entertainers, actors, visual artist, playwrights, award-winning slam poets, hip-hop artist and entrepreneurs.