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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

Jacksonville Community Center offers Boot Camp classes

Jacksonville Community Center offers Boot Camp classes

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Community Center is doing their best to help the community maintain New Year's resolutions for 2016. 

For the early risers needing to work out before they start their day, Jacksonville Parks and Recreation is offering morning Boot Camp classes Monday through Friday, starting at 5:15 a.m. TG Fitness Trainer, Tony Gordon, will provide you a regimen of strength moves and cardio that will make you stronger, fitter, and a happier person. 

These classes are free to members of the Center. If you need additional information, call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net

Cabot community keeping the city clean

Cabot community keeping the city clean

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials with the City of Cabot and Cabot City Beautiful are asking the public to join them in cleaning up the city.

The two organizations are working together to host the annual “Cabot Clean-Up Day.” This event will be held in conjunction with the national “Great American Clean-Up” Campaign & statewide “Keep Arkansas Beautiful” Month.

Everyone in the Cabot area is encouraged to participate in this city-wide cleanup endeavor: Civic & service organizations, church & youth groups, school groups & clubs, scouting groups, individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses.

 “Cabot Clean-Up & Hazardous Waste Round-Up 2016” will be held on Saturday, March 19th, from 9 a.m. until 12’ noon.

Cabot inspiring others to be active

Cabot inspiring others to be active

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot community is encouraging people to get outside and be active through their 2015 Inspiration Run. 

The Inspiration Run is taking place on Friday, October 9 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Ward Central Elementary. Those involved will travel a total of 26 miles by feet and bicycle, visiting 14 Cabot schools with students cheering them along the way. The finish line will be at Magness Creek Elementary. 

The run partners with the Cabot School District and the Cabot Country Cruisers. 

Real Proud recognizes two Cabot High School students

Real Proud recognizes two Cabot High School students

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Bank of Little Rock Mortgage recognized two Cabot High School students on Friday, September 4, during Cabot’s varsity football game against Conway.

The students were honored as a part of the Real Proud of Real Panthers program, sponsored by Bank of Little Rock Mortgage. The program recognizes hard-working students who are actively involved in their community and extracurricular activities. The students honored were Cabot High School junior Avery Elliott and senior Zoe Eddington.

Avery Elliott, the daughter of Dan and Melissa Elliott, was nominated by Dr. Martha Marshall. A natural leader, Avery joined Junior Civitan as a sophomore, serving two years as its president and, ultimately, being named the club’s Heartland District Governor representing five states.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics: