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Highway Dept. to sell interstate bonds

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's time to place your bids on the future of Arkansas Highways.

Starting Tuesday, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will be accepting competitive bids for what are called "GARVEE" bonds.

$225 million of GARVEE bonds will be sold. The "Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle" bonds were first used in 1999 for the Interstate Rehabilitation Program.

The goal is to do the same this year on three major Arkansas highways.

Contracts for the first three projects will be awarded in November, including improvements to I-530 between Little Rock and Pine Bluff. Parts of that project are already being constructed.

Work is also slated for I-40 near Russellville, between Little Rock and Fort Smith, as well as I-540 in the Fort Smith/Van Buren area.

Curry Campaign receives several endorsements

Curry Campaign receives several endorsements

LITTLE ROCK – Education has been a key focus for the reelection campaign of Dianne Curry to the Little Rock School Board, Zone # 7, and it has racked up endorsements from the Little Rock Education Association, Arkansas Education Association, the Central Arkansas Labor Council, state legislators and several local school board members, as well as local civic leaders.

On September 10th, at 4:45 p.m., Dianne Curry will be at the AEA Bldg., located at 1500 West 4th Street, across from the State Capitol Bldg. in downtown Little Rock for a press conference. 

She will be joined by representatives from the Little Rock Education Association, Arkansas Education Association, the Central Arkansas Labor Council, state legislators & LR School Board Members, as well as local civic leaders, including a representative from the Latino Community, representing a large hispanic advocacy group.

2-year-old's amazing fight against cancer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- They're our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. And more than 13,000 of them are diagnosed with a disease terrible for anyone to endure, let alone a young one.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and THV's Lauren Scott introduces us to a resilient 2-year-old beating the odds.

When you think of two year olds you think of teething, potty training, and walking, but the so-called terrible twos take on a whole new meaning for Raymond Kyle. He accomplished those mile stones all while fighting one of the toughest diseases out there: cancer.

Raymond Kyle is in a lot of ways just your average two year old. He likes to play ball, and games. But, something you don't typically see following two year old boys is a trail of cords.

Central High School preps for deseg anniversary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock Central High School is preparing to mark the 55th anniversary of the historic integration of the school by nine black students.

Events are scheduled to run from Sept. 21 through Sept. 25.

Movies and talks that are scheduled include a Sept. 25 appearance by Harry Belafonte at the Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock. The Little Rock Film Festival will show documentaries related to past and present civil and human rights issues. Showing of a film about Belafonte will coincide with his appearance.

The events are being organized by the Central High School National Historic Site. The events are free, but the historic site is offering reservations either online or at the site on Park Street in Little Rock.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

United Way celebrates start of fundraising campaign

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 10, 2012) - The public is invited to United Way's 2012 Campaign Kick-Off to enjoy free hot dogs, chili, ice cream, and bottled water from Canteen Food and Vending Services, Coleman Dairy, Central Arkansas Water, Golden Corral, Sam's Club and Target.

The Heart of Arkansas United Way's kick-off event will be this Wednesday, September 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dickey-Stephens Park. Admission is free!

Visit fun and informational booths about the 34 health and human service agencies that United Way supports while enjoying music from Phil G and Lori Marie.

Guests will have the opportunity to get their photo taken with Arkansas Traveler's Shelly the Horse. A variety of door prizes will be announced at the end of the event.

'Duck Duck Hunt' sale to benefit Hunters Feeding the Hungry

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Duck Duck Hunt is part of the popular Duck Duck Goose sale. Although the sale runs Sept. 20-22, Duck Duck Hunt is one day only - Sept. 22, which is National Hunting and Fishing Day!

Duck Duck Hunt is being held at the State Fairgrounds in the Hall of Industry. Admission and parking are free. 70 percent of the proceeds from Duck Duck Hunt go directly to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry.

You can help with three simple steps:

Power outages going on three days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)--Thousands of people have been out of power for going on three days now.

Friday's strong storm knocked out power to more than 60,000 people, and a small percentage of that number is still waiting for the lights to come back on.

 

Around noon Sunday an Entergy spokesperson said more than 4,000 people in central Arkansas were still in the dark. Half of that number lives here in Little Rock.