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Downtown Conway seeking public input


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - After completing some major goals, the Conway Downtown Partnership is asking for the public's input on what projects should be next.

A lot of progress has been made to Downtown Conway, but there's still more to go, according to Conway's Downtown Partnership. They're now taking their quest to social media for future projects.

Everywhere you look in downtown Conway you can see growth, from the new arch on Oak Street to painted murals on the side of buildings.

5 years ago the city made a plan for the future of Conway, and now they're asking the community via social media how they can improve on their mission.

"Public transportation would be great. A lot of students move here and they don't have cars."

Kasey Cragle and her twin sister Courtney enjoy the charm of downtown, and both have different opinions on how the area should grow.

Nominees announced for Black Hall of Fame

Nominees announced for Black Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - African Americans in the state are being recognized today for their outstanding achievements.

Chairman of the Black Hall of Fame, Charles Stewart, listed this year's nominees to be inducted.

Among them are educators, business men and women, entertainers and those involved in social and political life.

"We each year will receive a number of nominations and we are actually building a library of nominees," said Stewart.

Stewart also said this year they will hold a special tribute performance at the ceremony for those who have died this year. They expect a record turnout.

For a list of the inductees and how to purchase tickets: http://on.kthv.com/1lIjHe4

 

Oral arguments set in Arkansas Voter ID lawsuit

Oral arguments set in Arkansas Voter ID lawsuit


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 in the legal challenge over the state's new law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

The court on Tuesday scheduled oral arguments in the state's appeal over the law, which was approved last year when the Republican-led Legislature overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox struck down the law in May as unconstitutional, but suspended his ruling and allowed the prohibition to remain in effect.

The state appealed Fox's ruling and has asked justices to uphold the law. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is suing the state on behalf of four voters the group says are being disenfranchised by the voter ID law.

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Ragweed season in full swing

Ragweed season in full swing


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Fall allergy season is already in the air. One of the most common allergens in Arkansas right now is ragweed.

"Here in Arkansas it usually begins in the second or third week of August," said Dr. Karl Sitz, Little Rock Allergy and Asthma Clinic. "And will peak in the first or second week of September, and continue until early October."

He said the plant is more recognizable that you may realize.

"It's a bush that you can look at as you're driving down the road and you'll see it growing on the side of the road in ditches," he said.

The classic symptoms include sneezing, stuffiness, watery eyes and a runny nose. But with other fall pollens in the air, it's hard to know for sure if ragweed is the cause of those symptoms.

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – My most recent THV11 in My Town visit brought me to the lovely city of Russellville.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

My first stop on this visit was at the Chamber of Commerce with executive vice president Stephanie Beerman and Amanda Johnson, A&P marketing assistant for the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peak Regions.

While a COC is always centered on business and providing its members with multiple networking opportunities, Stephanie also had an extended list of new events coming up in the Russellville area that the city’s residents can enjoy.

Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Have you ever wondered which states have the best offerings of craft beer? Look no further because Yahoo.com has created a list telling you just where you can look.

Arkansas ranks 38th on the list with 50th being worst and first being the best.