Category Archives: Local News

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

Spring Temps on Christmas Day

     Although it felt more like spring than Christmas Day, when temperatures in the Twin Lakes Area topped out at 67 degrees, that isn’t a record, according to John Lewis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office

Two new parks in South Central Missouri

     South Central Missouri will soon have three new state parks, one in Oregon and the other in Douglas Country, according to a recent announcement by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.      Bryant Creek State Park, located in Douglas County

Week in Review 12-18 to 12-24

Stone Co. couple charged with murder in child’s death      A Stone County woman and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges of first degree murder in connection with the death of her four year old daughter.

Martins arrested again for drugs

     A Mountain Home woman, 51-year-old Rebecca Martin, has been arrested again Sunday on felony possession of a controlled substance, along with 45-year-old Dale Martin of Caulfield. According to an incident report from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office,

Homeless Youth in Mtn. Home – Part 2

     Homelessness is not just limited to big cities, but it also exists in rural communities like Mountain Home. In fact, according to statistics from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, seven percent of the homeless population in

Homeless Youth in Mtn. Home – Part 2

     Homelessness is not just limited to big cities, but it also exists in rural communities like Mountain Home. In fact, according to statistics from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, seven percent of the homeless population in

AGFC electronic license coming soon

     Hunters and anglers will be able to carry most of the necessary licensing paperwork on their mobile devices in 2017 if the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission goes through with the expected approval of its new computerized

Police patrols increase during the holidays

     Local law enforcement, and officers across the state began stepping up winter DWI patrols Friday as part of the National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The enforcement effort will continue through Sunday, January 1st.      Mountain

Lakeview man arrested on several charges

     A Lakeview man currently on probation from Marion County, 32-year-old Duane Mark Dean Jr., was arrested by the Baxter County Sheriff's Department Monday afternoon on several felony charges. According to a report from the Sheriff's office, the

NAEC reports power outages this morning

     Portions of Baxter County began experiencing power outages around 7:00 this morning. According to the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative outage viewer, approximately 1069 of its customers were affected in the Buzzard Roost area however, power has been

Gassville city council to meet

     The Gassville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6 at Gassville City Hall located at 204 South School Street.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include, under unfinished business, consideration of a research proposal

Norfork school board to meet

     The Norfork School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5 in the administration building.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports, a new financial plan from Stephens Company, and the discussion of a bus

Lewis gets prison time

    David Lewis, Jr., who is currently an inmate at the North Central Unit of the state prison system at Calico Rock, pled guilty to forgery and theft of property charges and was sentenced to eight years in

    David Lewis, Jr., who is currently an inmate at the North Central Unit of the state prison system at Calico Rock, pled guilty to forgery and theft of property charges and was sentenced to eight years in

Cotter City Council meeting recap

     The Cotter City Council met in special session on December 15 with all council members present. The council heard a presentation from Mark Kapshandy, President of the North Arkansas Youth Center, about the center’s monthly activities. He

Sex offender moves within Boone Co.

     The Boone County Sheriff is notifying the public of a Level 3 registered sex offender residing in the county. The sheriff says Jacob Kenneth Laxton has moved to a residence on Sumac Drive in Diamond City.      The

    David Lewis, Jr., who is currently an inmate at the North Central Unit of the state prison system at Calico Rock, pled guilty to forgery and theft of property charges and was sentenced to eight years in

Sex offender moves out of Baxter County

     A level three registered sex offender, who is considered at high risk to re-offend, has moved from Baxter to Izard County, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.      The sheriff says 47 year old Lonnie Howard Headley

Weekend weather update

     Temperatures will be taking a drop this weekend with a chance of rain and slight chance for light freezing precipitation.      Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Little Rock, Lance Pyle has more on what to expect.

Man charged with multiple thefts appears in court

THOMPSON FACES GROWING STRING OF CHARGES     NEWS    12-15-16   PL     Dwayne A. Thompson, who now faces a growing string of charges stemming from a rash of thefts made a reappearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     The 41-year-old Thompson is accused

Lucas Todd wins spelling bee

     Local 14-year-old and 8th grade student Lucas Todd recently won the 8th Grade spelling bee at Mountain Home Junior High. Winning the spelling competition is impressive however, it’s Lucas Todd’s special set of circumstances that make the

Cotter school board to meet

     The Cotter School Board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 7 in the administration building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports; the CIPA public hearing; a Telemedicine presentation from Katie Milligan from Arkansas Children’s

Mtn. Home school board to meet

     The Mountain Home School Board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in the central office board room.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include a presentation by the Nelson Wilks Herron Ambassadors; financial, enrollment and

Mtn. Home citiy council to meet

     The Mountain Home City Council will met in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in council chamber of the municipal building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include service awards presented by Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel,

Ozark Opportunities need help with assessment

     Rebecca Hanlin, Community Services Director for Ozark Opportunities Inc., says Ozark Opportunities would like public participation in their community needs assessment. Residents in Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Searcy or Van Buren counties are needed to share their

Flippin School Board meets in regular session

     The Flippin School Board met in regular session Monday evening at 5:30 in the administration building.      Kelvin Hudson, Superintendent of Flippin Public Schools, has this summary of the meeting. Listen: right-click to download mp3          Hudson says

Gassville planning and zoning to meet

     The Gassville Planning and Zoning Commission will be Tuesday evening at 6 at the Community Center at 204 S. School Street in Gassville.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include a preliminary plat presentation for Kemp subdivision, consideration

One vehicle accident on 5 North

     Motorists driving on Highway 5 north in the area of KTLO studios, north of Hospital Drive should proceed with caution and may face possible delays due to a one vehicle accident.      No injuries occured when a city

Flags at half-mast until December 15

     Flags will be at half-mast through December 15th to mark the passing of John Herschel Glenn Jr. Glenn was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. He became the first American to orbit

Husband and wife sentenced

    A man and wife were both sentenced in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday — one to prison and the other to probation and time in a Community Corrections Center.     35-year-old Michael Howard and 32-year-old Keturah Sanders-Howard both

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 on the meeting agenda under old business include, an update on commencing work for street projects

Flippin school board to meet

     The Flippin School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5:30 in the administration building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include principals reports, a presentation on the ESL handbook by Lisa Daffron and the scheduling

Yellville Summit school board to meet

     The Yellville Summit school board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5 at the administrative building. Item's on the meeting's agenda include reports, copier bids, the purchase of technology chromebooks, the reports from principals, the

Week in Review 12-4 to 12-10

Eaton found not fit to proceed     Shawn Douglas Eaton of Mountain Home, who is charged with a number of offenses having to do with inappropriate contact with young girls, has been found unfit to proceed in the

Horn faces probation revocation

    Dustin Trevor Horn of Mountain Home who was given 10 years probation in June of last year after pleading no contest to charges stemming from his participation in what was described as a “staged robbery” is now

Taylor sentenced to prison time

    Steven Michael Taylor of Mountain Home pled guilty to a number of drug-related charges and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, with 2 suspended and 10 to serve, during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court

Fleet Reserve meeting canceled

     The Fleet Reserve Association meeting for December has been canceled. Members will be attending a Dutch treat dinner at Colton’s Steakhouse on Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 in the afternoon. Those planning to attend will need to

Eaton found not fit to proceed

    Shawn Douglas Eaton of Mountain Home, who is charged with a number of offenses having to do with inappropriate contact with young girls, has been found unfit to proceed in the cases filed against him, according to

MHPD makes multiple drug arrests

    The Mountain Home Police Department recently made multiple drug arrests Wednesday. Officers served a search warrant at a residence on Maple Street in Mountain Home due to continued complaints of drug abuse at the location. The search

Oakland Promise Land FPD to meet

     The regular meeting of the Oakland Promise Land Fire Protection District will be held Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Station 3 on Highway 5 in Three Brothers. The meeting is open to the public.

BC Quorum Court approves 2017 budget

    Members of the Baxter County Quorum Court approved the proposed 2017 county budget of slightly more than $14.4 million during its regular meeting Tuesday.     The court’s Budget Committee had several meetings during which the committee went over

Baxter Co. 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 county courthouse.      Items on the meeting’s agenda includes ordinances to establish a voluntary contribution on tax

KTLO seeks weather watchers

     KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot staff work diligently to keep our listeners informed about the weather in the Twin Lakes Area. The station is currently looking for weather watchers in the following areas: Marion County, in

ASUMH wins awards for marketing

     Arkansas State University Mountain Home recently won four Medallion Awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations’ regional conference held in Santa Fe New Mexico. ASUMH’s Communications and Marketing team won a gold Medallion award

Week in Review 11-27 to 12-3

Judge approves sale of NABORS equipment      The sale of personal property owned by the Ozark Mountain Waste District’s NABORS landfill and Rossi Road office locations, which are no longer in operation, has been approved by a Pulaski

Sisk gets 12 years in prison

    Jerrod Allen Sisk of Briarcliff was given 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of drug-related offenses in addition to misdemeanor theft of property charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.

Judge approves sale of NABORS equipment

     The sale of personal property owned by the Ozark Mountain Waste District’s NABORS landfill and Rossi Road office locations, which are no longer in operation, has been approved by a Pulaski County circuit court judge.      According to

Mountain Home man arrested for drugs

     Officer Rockie Morrell from the Baxter County Sheriff’s office arrested 39-year-old Justin Eugene Cross early Wednesday morning on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The officer was on routine patrol near the area of

Stone County investigates death of four-year-old

    The Stone County Sheriff’s Department and Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigations responded to the Stone County Medical Center Saturday evening, on November 19th, after an attending physician believed the death of four-year-old Skylar Shellstrom was the result

Baxter County Sheriff to display stolen items

     The Baxter County Sheriff's Department recently announced plans to display stolen items, at the fairgrounds in unit C-3, which were recovered from an arrest yesterday.      Investigator Jaime Cole from the Sheriff's Office explains. Listen: right-click to download

ASUMH welcomes Santa Claus

     Santa Claus will be making a special appearance Monday for the annual Sleigh Bells at The Sheid on the ASU Mountain Home Campus. The free event will be held from six to eight in the evening at