Kirby, AR


Pike County K9 unit helps take down drug offender

On January 12th, 2023 Pike County Deputy Chance Reid conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 26 near Antoine for crossing the center line. The driver was identified as 31 year Michael C Hale of Murfreesboro. As reported, Pike County Deputy Chris Gates and K9 Dugo assisted the stop. The K9...

Lavaca man arrested in Pike County on drug charges

On November 24th, 2022, Chief Michael Lesher of the Glenwood Police Department was dispatched to N. 1st Street in reference to a vehicle blocking the roadway. As reported, dispatch advised Chief Lesher that they received a call stating that a white truck was parked on the yellow line in front of the Racehorse Gas Station and it was occupied by a sleeping male. Lesher observed a white truck matching the description on N. 1st Street and observed a male sleeping in the driver’s seat of the truck.

Lady Tigers smash Dierks; Lady Eagles edge Paris

Both the Acorn and Cossatot River basketball teams were on the road last Friday for conference matchups. The Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to Dierks for a pair of highly contested game. Acorn’s senior girls dominated the game, winning by a final of 66-30. The Tigers then took the court with a chance to regain first place in the conference standings, however, Dierks prevailed over the Tigers 60-47.

Pike County adding new road equipment and one employee

The Pike County Quorum Court held their regular monthly meeting last week. Justices of the Peace approved an ordinance as presented and was based on the 2023 Pike County Budget. The appropriate funds for full-time salaries are $40,643.00, Social Security Matching $3,109.21, Retirement $6,226.54, and Health Insurance $6,600. Pike County...

Jr. Lady Tigers win Umpire Tournament

The Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers were crowned Champions of the 2023 Umpire Tournament on Saturday with a 41-31 win over the Dierks Jr. Lady Outlaws. Tori Squires led Acorn with 17 points, while Bella Lozier added on 12 points.

Glenwood resident arrested for drug possession

On December 31st, Pike County Deputy Chance Reid observed a female walking beside the road in the Fairgrounds parking lot. As reported Deputy Reid pulled up to the female after noticing that she was under the influence of narcotics. The suspect was identified as 38 year Cristie Lynn Pitchford of Glenwood.

Retirement farewell celebration for Tim Pinkerton; Monday, Jan. 30

First State Bank in Nashville will host a retirement party for their Senior Vice President, Timothy Wade Pinkerton on Monday, January 30th from 10 am to 3 pm in the bank lobby. Pinkerton served in the banking industry for the past 38 years and at First State Bank of Nashville...

Loop the Lake set for February 4

LOViT Trail – Are you a hiker who enjoys the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT)? Are you someone who has admired the trail from afar but has never had the chance to hike it? No matter your situation The Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce has the perfect opportunity for you to get out on the trail whether it be the first time or the 100th time.

Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes Share a Nibble in Downtown Nashville

Kelsea Ballerini and actor Chase Stokes sure make "no comment" look cute. The singer and her new friend were spotted along Nashville's Lower Broadway this week. There was some playful dancing, finger interplay and nibbling as the two enjoyed snacks and some local Nashville country music at Robert's Western World. TMZ shared video of what we're definitely not going to call a date night. It was just two friends or associates, who hold hands and smile a lot.

HMH continues to make changes as a result of cyber incident

The Howard Memorial Hospital Board of Directors held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday. CFO Bill Craig provided an overview of the financial report for the month of December 2022. Another factor that Craig wanted to present to the board is the stimulus money that will be on their budget for...

Best Care classes being offered by area county Extension offices

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service of Howard, Pike, and Sevier counties along with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education and the Professional Development Registry (PDR) are offering free childcare training programs and resources. Training classes are registered with PDR & Supports Better Beginnings, training is...

SAU Tech names Amity’s Huffman to Chancellor’s List

EAST CAMDEN — Southern Arkansas University Tech’s Chancellor’s List for Fall 2022 is announced with Jacob Huffman from Amity making the list. SAU Tech recognizes students for superior academic achievement in the following ways: Chancellor’s List – Students registered for 12 hours or more of college-level credit for the semester who receive a 4.00 semester GPA on all hours attempted.

Nashville School Board extends Graham’s contract through 2025

The Nashville School Board held their regular monthly meeting Monday. Board Member Nick Britt made a recommendation to rollover Superintendent Doug Graham’s contract. All were in favor of extending Graham’s contract another year, instead of ending on June 30th 2025 it will expire June 30th 2026. Graham discussed...

Amity, January 26 High School 🏀 Game Notice

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Montgomery County 4-H Banquet Returns

MOUNT IDA – The Montgomery County 4-H held their annual banquet Saturday, January 15, at Lake Ouachita Baptist Church. This marks the first time since the 2020 COVID pandemic that the awards banquet was held. Katelyn Macejewski and Sawyer Beggs served as emcees. The banquet opened with the Pledge...

EHC hosting quilt and crocket workshop; Jan. 27

The Howard County Extension Homemakers Club will be hosting a Quilt and Crochet Workshop on January 27th. This workshop is to teach basic heritage skills and is open to anyone wanting to learn how to piece quilts or crochet. Patterns for quilt piecing are available at the Extension office or you may bring projects on which you are working on.