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Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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My Town Hero: Capt. Trevor Goodwin

My Town Hero: Capt. Trevor Goodwin

MCRAE, Ark. (KTHV) – Kevin Goodwin has nominated his younger brother Trevor as a My Town Hero.

Kevin said his 10-years-younger brother has been an inspiration to him and his family through his work with the McRae Volunteer Fire Department, where he holds the title of captain. Kevin said Trevor finds time and energy to help the department and the city with fire department activities, training, working with the new recruits, and making time for his family all while also working at a hospital.

Trevor answers calls no matter what time of day or night that can range from normal fire calls, to wild land fires, EMS, MVA, first responder, gas leaks and many more.

“If not for Trevor Goodwin and the selfless service that he gives day in a day out, the needs of the people of McRae would not be met,” said Kevin.


‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – For my second THV 11 in My Town feature, I headed out to Arkadelphia for a day and found quite a few great things to highlight.


First, I stopped by the Arkadelphia Alliance (Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce if you’re not into that whole brevity thing). There, executive vice president Shelley Loe talked to me about some of the great features in Arkadelphia and what the city had to offer.

If you’re into numbers, the city is home to around 10,714 citizens with 3,736 households as of the 2010 census. (See demographics info: http://on.kthv.com/1hwqnsh) It also offers two accredited 4-year institutions – Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, and the area is home to three school districts—Arkadelphia, Gurdon, and Centerpoint.

Study: Percent of uninsured kids in Arkansas declines

Study: Percent of uninsured kids in Arkansas declines

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A new study shows that the percentage of children without health insurance in Arkansas declined from 2008 to 2012.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report shows that the percentage of kids who were uninsured in the state dropped from 8.8 percent in 2008 to 5.9 percent in 2012 - the most recent year that data was available.

Fire ratings affect homeowner insurance

Fire ratings affect homeowner insurance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - New requirements for fire departments may affect your insurance rates.

After being forced to meet two separate standards for insurance purposes, fire departments are now able to roll those standards into one.

More Arkansas Rice, Cotton, Soybeans, Sorghum Expected

More Arkansas Rice, Cotton, Soybeans, Sorghum Expected

The National Agricultural Statistics Service is predicting more acres of rice, cotton, sorghum and soybeans planted in Arkansas this year with fewer acres dedicated to corn and winter wheat. Higher prices in 2013 saw corn become a rising star for Arkansas farmers, but the market has cooled, according to experts... Read More

Searcy hotel robbed at knifepoint

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – A hotel in Searcy was robbed Thursday night.

Searcy police said at 9 p.m. April 4 they were called to the America's Best Value Inn at 107 Rand Drive about an armed robbery.

Officers were told that a black male entered into the lobby area prior to entering the area behind the clerk's desk while holding a knife.

Officers were told that the suspect demanded money from the clerk, and once the clerk opened the cash drawer, the suspect forced the clerk into a bathroom where she was told to stay until the suspect left the hotel.

The suspect is described as being between 5'7" to 5'9" tall, about 160 to 180 pounds, and could be in his early to mid-20s with a bald head.

The suspect was last seen wearing a purple or blue hoodie with light colored symbols all over it, and a white bandana covering his face.