Category Archives: Local News

Gott gets probation in assault case

    Kane Gott of Mountain Home was sentenced to five years probation during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday after changing his plea to guilty on aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a minor charges

Hopper named to Arkansan of the Year list

     The Arkansas Times recently released their annual Arkansan of the Year list of Honorable Mentions. Among the 18 individuals on the 2016 list was former Arkansas State Representative Karen Hopper of Lakeview. Hopper’s surprise reaction, upon hearing

Senator Boozman on Obamacare Repeal

Listen: right-click to download mp3     This is Senator John Boozman with an update from Washington. When the Senate voted to pass the budget resolution in early January, it began the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Dr. Long to host Wednesday Walk-In

     Mountain Home School Superintendent Dr. Jake Long will host another Walk-In Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the district’s administration building. Long says he was impressed with the constructive feedback he received at previous events

Windy weather in the Twin Lakes Area

     The Twin Lakes area has seen some windy weather over the past 48 hours. Meteorologist John Lewis from the National Weather Service in Little Rock says the windy conditions have to do with fluctuations in temperature. Listen:

Baxter Co. planning board to meet

     The Baxter County Planning Board will meet Tuesday morning at 11 in the third floor conference room of the Baxter County Courthouse. Items on the meeting’s agenda include Consolidated Land Services and continued discussion of new regulations.

Dr. Jake Long eyes House Bill 1029

     In closing remarks of Thursday’s meeting of the Mountain Home School Board, Superintendent of Mountain Home Public Schools Dr. Jake Long, said of the 11 different bills recently on the agenda of the House Education Committee, one

Midway FBO to offer intro. flights

     Big Air, the Fixed Based Operator at Baxter Regional Airport in Midway, is offering introductory flights to anyone interested in aviation. The organization is granted the right by the airport to offer a variety of flight services

Flippin school board to meet

     The Flippin School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 7 in the administration building. Items on the meeting agenda include the hiring of paraprofessionals Dillion Hargrove and Morgan Kilgore, student transfers and the superintendent’s

Week in Review 1-15 to 1-21

Local reflects on attending Inauguration in person      As Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President Friday, several local residents were on hand to witness the event, including Dr. Bruce White and his wife Stacey. Arkansas

Movie Madness at Marion Co. library

     The Marion County Library will host a family event, Movie Madness Saturday at noon. A Disney movie will be featured and refreshments will be served.      For additional information, call the library at 870-449-6015.       WebReadyTM Powered

Gassville woman faces felony charges

     A Gassville woman, 29-year-old Lacey Corbin, arrested on an outstanding warrant faces additional charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and furnishing prohibited articles. According to Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manual, Corbin is being held

Mtn. Home city council to meet

     The Mountain Home City Council will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 at Mountain Home City Hall. Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports, resolutions to amend the 2016 budget and adopt the 2017 budget

Cotter planning commission to meet

     The Cotter Planning Commission will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 at Cotter City Hall. The meeting’s agenda will include transition to new chairperson, Mertice Kray.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

Cotter school board to meet

     The Cotter School Board will met in regular session Thursday evening at 7. Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports, substitute teacher pay and an executive session for personnel matters.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

Four arrested on multiple drug charges

     Four Baxter County residents were arrested by the Baxter County Sheriff Tuesday morning on multiple felony drug charges following a joint investigation prompted by a citizen’s tip. Baxter County Sheriff says 50 year old Steven Dennis Dixon

Cotter Bridge to have traffic delay

     Drivers traveling in the area of U.S. Route 62 B, crossing the Cotter bridge, this morning may see delays. According to Cotter County District Court Clerk Kay Laughry, the Arkansas State Highway Department is doing an inspection

Spelling Bee at the Sheid Wednesday

     The Baxter County Spelling Bee gets underway at The Sheid on the ASU Mountain Home campus Wednesday. Registration is at noon and the competition is scheduled to begin at 1.      Hackler Intermediate school’s Gifted and Talented teacher

Generous stranger touches elderly couple

     Unexpected kindness and generosity from strangers can come unexpectedly at the most surprising places. One such incident happened Tuesday, according to former Pinkston Middle School Principal Michele McWilliams, when an anonymous woman touched the lives of her

Gassville City Council recap

           The Gassville City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:30. All council members were present for the meeting.      Mayor Jeff Braim has a summary of what took place. Listen: right-click to download mp3    

Sallee pleads guilty

    Ashley Sallee of Cotter entered a guilty plea to a number of charges against her in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and was given 10 years probation.     The 20-year-old Sallee admitted to her part in an attack

Gassville city council to meet

     The Gassville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:30 at 204 S. School Street in Gassville. Items on the meeting’s agenda include a resolution to approve the city’s operating budget for 2017, a

BRMC Medicare reimbursement untimely

     Medicare reimbursements to Baxter Regional Medical Center are not coming back to the hospital as quickly as anticipated, according to Chief Executive Officer Ron Peterson. He says approximately 67 percent of payments BRMC receives are from Medicare.

Week in Review 1-8 to 1-14

MH Education Foundation receives $15,000 grant      The Mountain Home Education Foundation, which supports educational programs for both students and staff of the Mountain Home School District, received a $15,000 grant contribution from Eaton Corporation yesterday for the

Arkansas sees growth in revenue

      Growth in revenue for the state this year is steady and slow, according to State Representative for District 100, Nelda Speaks. She says that was the recent testimony presented to the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.       During

Gassville city hall closed Monday

     Gassville City Hall will be closed for business Monday in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Gassville City Hall will resume regular business hours on Tuesday.       WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

Ice accumulation moves further north

     The Twin Lakes Area dodged a bullet regarding ice accumulation over last night and into this morning. Meteorologist Jeff Rabbeting from the National Weather Service in Springfield says the significant portions of precipitation stayed mainly north of

Ice begins at Arkansas Missouri border

     While there is potential for ice to accumulate in the Twin Lakes Area, significant accumulations begin at the Arkansas/Missouri border and increase heading north.      Andy Foster, Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Springfield, says freezing rain

Teconchuk gets probation

    Mitchell Teconchuk of rural Mountain Home appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a guilty plea to charges related to his unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and attempt to outrun officers during a chase

Medicaid divisive issue in Legislature

     Although Hutchinson and legislative leaders recently said they didn’t expect there will be a funding fight over the future of the state’s hybrid Medicaid expansion, according to Senator Missy Irving, not everyone agrees. Listen: right-click to download

Radiologist Shane Whitlock, MD joins BRMC

     Baxter Regional Medical Center has announced a certified radiologist, Dr. Shane Whitlock, has joined the physicians of Mountain Home Radiology Consultants practicing at the hospital. Prior to moving to Mountain Home, Whitlock spent over nine years in

Lakeview City Council to meet

     The Lakeview City Council will meet in regular session at 7 on Tuesday evening, at the Lloyd Travis Municipal Center. Items under new business will be the proposed 2016 budget adjustment and organization per the A.C.A. 14-43-501.

Boil order for Lakeview, Midway lifted

     The Lakeview Midway Public Water Authority has announced the precautionary boil water order for some customers for Cedar Hill West to River Road, beginning Sunday evening, has been lifted. The Water Authority conducted repairs to a leak

MH Education Foundation receives $15,000 grant

     The Mountain Home Education Foundation, which supports educational programs for both students and staff of the Mountain Home School District, received a $15,000 grant contribution from Eaton Corporation yesterday for the Project Promise initiative. Executive Director for

Traffic stop leads to felony drug arrest

     A traffic stop, by the Mountain Home Police Department, has resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Timothy Stephen Gibbs of Mountain Home. According to an arrest affidavit, at 11:54 Thursday night an investigator with Mountain Home Police

Six business licenses issued in December

     Six new business licenses were issued by the city of Mountain Home during December, according to Roberta Pack, from the City of Mountain Home Building Inspectors Office.      City records indicate licenses were issued to one homebased business

Marion Co. Quorum Court to meet

     The Marion County Quorum Court will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6. Items on the meeting's agenda include reports; in unfinished business water damage; in new business, setting dates for quorum court meetings, a report

Yellville Summit School Board to meet

     The Yellville Summit school board will meet in regular session this evening at 5 at the administrative building. Item’s on the meeting’s agenda include budget and financial reports, the 2015, 2016 audit report, student transfers, the principals

Yellville City Council to meet

     The Yellville City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6. Items on the meeting's agenda include swearing in of officials, adoption of rules and procedures and an amendment to an ordinance.         WebReadyTM Powered by

Ybarra arrested again on felony charges

     A Mountain Home man, 24-year-old Jonathan Michael Ybarra, was arrested again Saturday morning on felony charges related to domestic violence allegations. Ybarra is already facing charges from January seventh of last year of sexual indecency with a

Lindsey makes first appearance

    Heath Lindsey of Norfork appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to charges stemming from an incident in which the 29-year-old Lindsey is alleged to have threatened his father-in-law with a

Three enter pleas on drug charges

    Three people whose drug-related arrests stemmed from an on-going theft investigation appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and all entered not guilty pleas to the charges filed against them.     24-year-old Dustin Trevor Horn, 20-year-old Cassie Cleland,

Salesville city council to meet

     The Salesville city council will meet in regular session Monday evening at 7 at Salesville City Hall. Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports, a resolution to reconcile and amend the 2016 budget and adoption of the

Week in Review 1-1 to 1-7

First baby of 2017 traveled a long way to be born at BRMC      It was three days into the New Year before the first baby born at Baxter Regional Medical Center arrived, but given the story of

Roads clearing in Baxter County

     The Arkansas State Highway and Tranportation Department shows roads are clear in Baxter County and throughout the most northern sections of the state. The Baxter County Sheriff’s office says there are some sections of Highway in the

Gov. to grant pardon to Mtn. Home woman

     Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday the pardon of Nicole Turner Litty of Mountain Home woman, was among the eight grant pardons intentions. Litty was convicted of felony commercial burglary and theft of property in Baxter County

EBook class at Baxter Co. library

     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Bxter County will host a Library2Go session on the library’s eBook collection Thursday morning from 10:30 to noon.      Participants should bring their own eReader and library card to get a tour

Bonne County sex offender moves

     The Boone County Sheriff is notifying the public of a Level 2 registered sex offender residing in the county. The sheriff says Tonda Sue Martin has moved to a residence on Canna Loop in Harrison. Martin was

Baxter County Quorum Court meeting recap

     The Baxter county Quorum Court met in regular session yesterday evening at 6 in the second floor courtroom of the Baxter County Court House to pass three routine ordinances.      Under new business, ordinances were passed to establish

Pursuit suspect to appear in court

     A Springfield man, 36-year-old James Scott Jackson, is scheduled to appear in Howell County Court Friday on charges stemming from a high-speed, multi-county pursuit on December eighth. According to the Ozark County Times, Jackson faces felony charges

Baxter County quorum court to meet

     The Baxter county Quorum Court will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6 in the second floor courtroom of the Baxter County Court House.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports and under new business ordinances

Week in Review 12-25 to 12-31

Vandalism reported in area of Mtn. Home      Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel is asking the public for help identifying those responsible for criminal mischief Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in areas of Mountain Home.      The

Vandalism reported in area of Mtn. Home

     Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel is asking the public for help identifying those responsible for criminal mischief Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in areas of Mountain Home.      The chief says Thursday morning his office received

Arkansas AG warns of scammers

     The Arkansas Attorney Generals office recently issued a warning saying scam artists are targeting small businesses and residential customers by altering caller IDs and claiming to be from a utility company. The caller may state the customer

Bull Shoals City Council to meet

     The Bull Shoals City Council will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6:30 in council chambers. Items on the meeting agenda include a new health insurance agent, two resolutions and the second reading of the Fine

2016 Year in Review in Government

    A previous segment in a look back at 2016 by KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot focused on the business community. This segment looks at highlights from local government entities. BAXTER COUNTY QUORUM COURT TRANSFERS OWNERSHIP OF

Baxter County Library holiday closings

     The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County will be closed Saturday, December 31st through Monday, January second.      The library’s regular hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 to 6:30, Tuesday 10:00 to 8:00, Saturday 10:00

Swearing-in ceremony at courthouse

     Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese recently announced the public is invited to a swearing-in ceremony Sunday evening, January first, at 6:30 for all newly elected and re-elected Baxter County and city officials. The event will

2016 Year in Review – Business

     KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot News is looking back over 2016 at the headlines and events that changed and shaped the Twin Lakes Area, beginning with a look the local business community. RON PIERCE DIES AT