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March 2nd, 2014
One of Benton's oldest and most famous restaurants shut its doors at close of business Saturday -- for good. Ed and Kay's opened in 1982, changing from Ed and Alma's. On Saturday, owner Kay Diemers closed shop, ending the reign of the "Mile High Pies" in Saline County.
Pick up a Monday issue of The Saline Courier for the full story.
According to multiple reports, all schools in Saline County (Benton, Bryant, Harmony Grove and Bauxite) will be closed Monday due to inclement weather.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter challenged opponents of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion Tuesday to offer an alternative that could break a legislative stalemate threatening the future of a program that provides subsidized coverage to more than 93,000 people.
Saline County was placed under a burn ban Tuesday morning.
Former Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington announced Friday afternoon that he will be seeking his fourth term in office. Pennington retired from the same seat in 2013.
Pennington plans to enter the May primary as a candidate for the Republican party.
See the full story in Sunday's issue of The Saline Courier.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A compromise plan for Medicaid expansion in Arkansas remained stalled in the state House Thursday, despite the state Senate endorsing a plan to continue the nationally watched program that is providing subsidized health coverage to more than 87,000 people.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to continue the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, a move that supporters hope will end a stalemate in the House over the future of a program that is providing health coverage to more than 87,000 people.
The Senate voted 27-8 to reauthorize funding for the "private option" program that uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents. Arkansas was the first state to win approval for such a plan as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas lawmakers are to try again with legislation to keep the state's compromise Medicaid expansion alive, despite previous defeats in the state House.
The Senate and House are expected to vote Thursday on identical measures funding the "private option" that was approved last year as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion under the federal health law. Through the private option, Arkansas is using federal Medicaid money to purchase private insurance for low-income residents.
With the approach of spring practice for college football teams, the Saline County Razorback Club has announced that Bret Bielema, Arkansas Razorback head football coach, will be the guest speaker for theÂ annual Saline County Razorback ClubÂ Fish Fry next month.
"We are certainly excited to welcome Coach Bielema backÂ to Saline County for this year's fish fry," said Phillip Montalvo, president of the Saline County Razorback Club.
The Saline Courier and the Saline County Striders have teamed up to bring news and information related to running each Monday to the newspaper.
Running is a growing activity in the county and interest in how to get started or finding others who run has increased.
Chris Hall, chairman of the Striders, and Jonathan Young will be coordinate articles about recent races, the benefits of running and other information related to the sport. Photographs and race times of participants will also be part of the project.