Blood Drive at Pulaski County Courthouse

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (November 21, 2022) – A blood drive will be located outside of Pulaski County Courthouse Blood Monday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Donors will receive a free t-shirt. Schedule your appointment here: https://www.yourbloodinstitute.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/411882.

No Pulaski County trash or recycling routes on Thanksgiving Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 21, 2022) –Pulaski County Sanitation and Animal Services has confirmed with Waste Management that there will be no trash or recycling routes on Thursday for Thanksgiving Day.

The sanitation office will also be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. County Government offices will also be closed in observance of the holiday and on Friday.

Pulaski County Community Village Information

This is a picture of Community First! Village’s Phase I in Travis County, Texas, which Pulaski County is using as its model for its community village project. The neighborhood will feature tiny homes and cottages.

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (November 18, 2022) –Below are links to information regarding Pulaski County’s Community Village Project. The County is working to schedule a community outreach meeting in the coming weeks. Once the date and time are finalized for the meeting, that information will be posted here.

Watch this video to learn about the Community First! Village model, which the County is following for its project.

Read the Executive Summary here.

Read frequently asked questions here.

Pulaski County celebrates National Recycling Day

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (November 15, 2022) – Pulaski County celebrates National Recycling Day on Tuesday, November. 15.

Green Stations in the County will be open on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for residents to drop off electronics, plastic grocery bags, household hazardous waste, and glass bottles and jars. Visit the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District website for information about the drop-off locations.

Watch the commercial below about National Recycling Day.

No Pulaski County trash or recycling routes on Veterans Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 11, 2022) –Pulaski County Sanitation and Animal Services has confirmed with Waste Management that there will be no trash or recycling routes on Friday for Veterans Day.

Routes will resume on Saturday, Nov. 12. The sanitation office will also be closed Friday.

Pulaski County’s new solar array at Little Rock Port to save $250,000 in electric costs

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (November 1, 2022) – Pulaski County held a groundbreaking for its new solar array at the Little Rock Port Authority, which when completed, will save the County approximately $250,000 a year in current electric costs. 

After completion, this 4.7MW solar array, in conjunction with Pulaski County’s other site located by the Pulaski County Detention Center, will supply approximately 90% of the County’s electric needs with clean, renewable solar power.

The cost to taxpayers for the County to transition to solar is $0, thanks to its solar service agreement with Today’s Power Inc. (TPI), the County’s solar service provider and investor for the solar array project. Per the agreement, the County will purchase all power generated from the two sites, which will save about $250,000 a year in current electric costs.

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde, TPI CEO Derek Dyson, and Port of Little Rock Executive Director Bryan Day were all present to break ground on Tuesday and thank key partners for bringing the project to light.

Hyde thanked his team, including County Attorney Adam Fogleman, for their dedication to the project. He also thanked Today’s Power for their patience as the County navigated “red tape” to bring the project to fruition. 

Dyson explained that Today’s Power, a subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, had to work closely with Entergy to start the project.

“We’re really proud of that working relationship with [Entergy], but it did take some time to get over some hurdles and progressive issues,” said Dyson. “We’re looking forward to having this project complete.”

Day commented on how the solar project will present the appeal of sustainability to prospective partners of the Port.

“When we get visits from corporate America or from other corporations around the country, they often ask ‘what are you doing for sustainability?’” he said. “What I’m going to be able to say now is ‘let me show you,’ and we’re going to be able to hop in the car [and] come over here and see this great asset.”

The solar array is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

“Having our site here at the Port is a testament to Pulaski County’s ability to be cutting edge in keeping up with the times,” concluded Hyde. “That is a benefit to all of Pulaski County.”

Pulaski County burn ban lifted

Pulaski County, Ark. (October 31, 2022) –Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde has lifted the county wide burn ban that had been in effect since Sept. 27. The burn ban was in place due to rapid drying conditions in the county. Recent rains have provided the county with relief, according to the order.

Burn Ban Lifted October 31, 2022

Pulaski County to host groundbreaking for new solar array, Nov. 1

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (October 26, 2022) – Pulaski County will hold a groundbreaking for its new 4.7MW solar array in the Little Rock Port Authority Industrial Park on Tuesday, November 1 at 10 a.m. 

Once complete, this solar array, in conjunction with Pulaski County’s other site located by the Pulaski County Detention Center, will supply approximately 90% of the County’s electric needs with clean, renewable solar power.

The cost to taxpayers for the County to transition to solar is $0, thanks to its solar service agreement with Today’s Power, the County’s solar service provider and investor for the solar array project. Per the agreement, the County will purchase all power generated from the two sites, which will save the County approximately $250,000 a year in current electric costs.

“At the County, we strive to spend County taxpayer money efficiently, foster investment in the County, and act as responsible stewards to our environment,” said Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde. “Our transition to solar checks all the boxes.” 

The solar array is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

The groundbreaking is free and open to the public. View the invitation here.

Pulaski County declares October Filipino American History Month

 

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (October 25, 2022) – Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde proclaimed October “Filipino American History Month.” 

Arkansas United Deputy Director Joshua Ang Price, the former president of the Filipino Young Leaders Program, received the proclamation from Judge Hyde at October’s Quorum Court meeting on Oct. 25.

“This historic proclamation greatly honors Filipino culture and our contributions to our county and state,” Price said.

Filipino Americans are one of the largest Asian American ethnic groups in the United States. Of the 85,000 Asian American Pacific Islanders in Arkansas, Filipino Americans are the third largest group, the majority living in Pulaski County.

“My mother is a registered nurse from the Philippines who was recruited to work in Arkansas,” Price said. “This is a story shared by so many members of our state’s Filipino American community, the majority of whom live right here in Pulaski County.”

The proclamation stated that 260,000 Filipino and Filipino American soldiers served under the Little Rock native General Douglas MacArthur. The Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act unanimously passed through Congress and was signed into law in December 2016.

The proclamation also encourages “all citizens to recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Filipino American men and women in our communities.”

Haunted Houses in Pulaski County that put the fright in Halloween

Ready for a scare? Get ready to scream and meet creatures of the night at these haunted houses and places in Pulaski County!

Reaper Haunted House and The Haunted Hollow

Sept. 30-Nov. 1
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Sunday- Thursdays 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

15310 Mac Arthur Dr. NLR, AR 72118

501-400-3116 Email: arreaperhauntedhouse@gmail.com

Fear Factory 501


Regular hours 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Oct. 23 and 27: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Halloween weekend: 7 p.m. – midnight

25120 AR-107
Jacksonville, AR 72076
501-912-7976

Village of Screams 


Open every Friday and Saturday in October.
Open 7 p.m.-11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 28.
Open until 10 p.m. on Halloween night.

2616 South Shackleford Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204, United States

501-626-1898
contactus@villageofscreams.com

Haunted Hotel of Arkansas

Thursday through Sunday 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
3400 Brown St. Little Rock, AR 72204

501-804-8883
hauntedhotelark@gmail.com