Business Briefs

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, May. 9, 2011 12:00 am  

Council Names 'Living Treasure'

Winston Taylor, a clay potter from Russellville, has been named the 2011 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council. Taylor, 62, will be honored at a reception from 6-7:30 p.m. May 19, at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center in Russellville. The reception is sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Now in its 10th year, the Arkansas Living Treasure recognizes an Arkansan who excels in the creation of a traditional craft and who preserves and advances his or her craft through community outreach.

Taylor's work can be seen at the Boswell-Mourot art gallery in Little Rock, Gallery Central in Hot Springs and the Frame Shop Gallery in Russellville.


KTHV Wins Murrow Awards

Gannet Co. of McLean, Va., announced that 13 of its broadcasting stations, including Little Rock's KTHV-TV, Channel 11, had won regional 2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association and recognize excellence in television news and journalism.

Out of 12 categories, KTHV won awards in three.

The station was recognized for use of video for a story from May 2010 that was part of a month-long campaign by the station on texting while driving. Chuck Maulden, news director of KTHV, said that the station set up an obstacle course at the state fairgrounds and had drivers of all ages try to navigate the obstacle course in a car while receiving text messages.

The station also won in the video feature category for a segment called "A Place to Call Home," which is an adoption piece that the station does every week. The third award for KTHV came in the sport reporting category for a piece about a charity golf event.


New Doctoral Program Approved



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