Minor earthquake recorded near Pleasant Plains
WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a minor earthquake early Friday morning south of the Independence/White County border. The USGS registered the magnitude 1.8 tremor at 12:25 a.m. Dec. 8. It was located about 2.8 miles southeast of Pleasant Plains and 17 miles south of Batesville.
Today the gas price is close to $2.75 in Batesville as of 2023-12-09. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.167, a week ago the price is $3.247 , according to AAA.
Lawrence County Angel Tree
The Lawrence County Angel Tree has 87 angels left. Stop by and pick an angel to make Christmas a special one for a child in Lawrence County. This is a great way to give this holiday season. If you are picking up Angels and buying gifts, you can drop gifts...
Sharp County Sheriff’s Office Announces Weekly Arrest Report
According to Chief Deputy Kevin “Bart” Simpson, the following individuals were incarcerated last week (11/27/2023-12/4/2023). An average of 71 inmates were housed in the Sharp County Detention Center daily. Krystal Barlow, 38, of Ash Flat, was arrested for Hold for Other County/State. Jessica Burge, 46, of Newark, was...
Bridge will be closed for approximately two weeks in Lawrence County
Drivers in Lawrence County will have to find an alternate route thanks to a bridge closure. Highway 91 in Lawrence County is temporarily closed, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said. The closure is 4.3 miles south of Highway 63. ARDOT says crews are replacing a box culvert on the bridge.
UACCB Celebrates the Success of Registered Nursing Students at Pinning Ceremony
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) hosted a Registered Nursing Pinning Ceremony on December 5, 2023, to honor the graduating class of 2023. Eighty-six graduates were celebrated during the event for their achievements and dedication to the nursing profession. Ms. Becky Warren, Dean of Health Professions, commended...
On a roll: District paying off lunch debt
BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A school district in Independence County is rising to the occasion of paying off student’s outstanding meal balances. The Batesville School District is inviting the community to roll with their fundraising plan to sell dozens of hot rolls, with money raised going to bake away student’s outstanding balances.
AR batesville's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near batesville.
Crews respond to 18-wheeler rollover crash
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Crews are at the scene of an 18-wheeler rollover crash in Independence County. According to the sheriff’s office, those who travel in the 8800 block of White Drive are encouraged to avoid the area. The sheriff’s office is currently working with Arkansas State Police,...
School district walks away with zero-turn mower after food drive
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Williams Baptist University Basketball Tournament took place last week, but schools had more on their mind than just bringing home a trophy. In addition to the tournament, Cox Implement donated a Bad Boy zero-turn mower to the school which was able to collect the most non-perishable food items.
Lyon College’s annual holiday concert and tree-lighting ceremony set for tonight
Lyon College will ring in the season with its annual band and choir holiday concert and tree-lighting ceremony, “A Jolly Good Time,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, in Sloan Auditorium of the Brown Chapel and Fine Arts Building on the Lyon College campus, 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville. Following the concert, there will be a tree-lighting ceremony outside the chapel. Refreshments will be served. The free event is open to the public.
World War II Veteran celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends
World War II veteran Cornelius Burrow (pictured above, seated, with family in a screenshot from Friday’s Fox 16 News report) recently celebrated his 100th birthday early, surrounded by family and friends in Batesville. Burrow’s birthday was Saturday, but he was presented with an American flag for his service on Friday.
1 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A man died and a woman suffered injuries in a Wednesday night head-on collision. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 8:53 p.m. Nov. 29 on Highway 25 at Mt. Hermon Road in Independence County. According to the preliminary fatal crash report, a westbound...
Report highlights electric vehicle usage in Arkansas
A recent report by Replica, a mobility analytics platform, revealed that Benton County leads Arkansas in electric vehicle (EV) adoption, with an estimated 63 EV miles driven per 1,000 residents on a typical weekday in the second quarter of 2023. Arkansas County followed closely with 60 EV miles driven per...
Cleanup Underway After Semi Overturns On Hwy 63
Traffic is At a standstill on Hwy 63 on Friday morning after a semi truck accident occurred shutting the highway down. We were first notified of the traffic delays shortly after 10 am, motorist at that time were reporting traffic had been stopped for at least 30 minutes and was backed up for miles.
The Twisted Spoke Welcomes Cowboy Santa and Live Nativity
The Twisted Spoke Western Co. is hosting “Cowboy Santa” and a live nativity tonight (December 2, 2023) from 5 PM-8 PM. The event is co-sponsored by First Community Bank, Merchants and Planters Bank, Wade’s Heating, Cooling, and Electrical; Tavolo Italian Ristorante, and Power Chiropractic. Gracie Pate of...
Arkansas State Police: One killed, one injured after two-vehicle accident near Cord
UPDATE, Nov. 30, 2023, 3 a.m.: A Texarkana, Ark. man died in a two-vehicle accident near Cord in Independence County Wednesday night. According to Arkansas State Police, Clinton Thomas, 56, was killed when the 1997 GMC Sierra he was driving east on Highway 25 (White Drive) toward Cord was struck by a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox heading west toward Batesville on Highway 25 at Mt. Hermon Road.
Lyon College keeping options open for new dental school after property deal fail
Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College still hopes to build its dental and veterinary schools at the Heifer International complex in Little Rock despite its property deal falling through last month, Arkansas Business reported Dec. 4. The college planned to purchase property at the Heifer International complex through OneHealth Education Group, an...
2023 “Cave City Ole Time Christmas” Parade
Cave City Kiwanis are gearing up for the 2023 “Cave City Ole Time Christmas” parade!. Where: Line up begins @ 4:00pm at the Middle School parking lot. The parade begins at 5:00 pm, and ends back the middle school after traveling south through town. Pictures with Santa, the...
Lyon Freshmen Showcase Research and Insights at HATS Event
Lyon College has once again provided its freshmen with a unique platform to delve into the world of undergraduate research through the annual Humanities, Arts, Technology, and Science (HATS) event. Held on Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Derby Center for Science and Mathematics, HATS serves as a springboard for these budding scholars to share their insights and discoveries early in their academic journey.