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Behind the scenes at Malvern's Acme brick plant


MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - If you know anything about the city of Malvern, you know they are considered the brick capital of the world.

If you thought the process of brick making was as simple as mixing a few chemicals together, you'd be wrong. THV11's Marlisa Goldsmith found out that there's a lot more science behind it.

"We're the brick capital of the world," Jay Isenhour said. You can find the Acme brick plant smack dab in the middle of the state.

"I was born in the brick plant business long ago."

Isenhour is the plant manager at the Acme brick plant and knows just about everything about bricks. "There's a lot of science and art in brickmaking."

Isenhour explained that brickmaking is no new concept and has actually been around for thousands of years.

THV in Your Town for Brickfest

THV in Your Town for Brickfest

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The annual Malvern Brickfest is set to kick off on Friday, June 26, and THV11 wants to join in on the festival fun. 

THV11 is holding its monthly THV in Your Town in Malvern during the month of June. Some of the newsroom team will be joining in on the Brickfest festivities as part of our visit. Be prepared for some interactive props and Craig O'Neill's standup comedy. 

Brickfest is a family-friendly event full of activities including face painting for the kids and shopping for the adults. There will also be live entertainment including Diamond Rio, followed by live bull riding at the rodeo arena. 

Join the THV11 team and the Malvern community for a fun night at the 2015 Brickfest. 

 

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage on June 27

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage on June 27

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Country star and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will take the stage Saturday, June 27, at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Nashville-based singer Cody Purvis opens at 7:00 p.m.

Silver Alert for missing Malvern man inactivated


MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The Silver Alert issued on Friday has been inactivated for the man missing out of Malvern.

The 77-year-old man was reported missing on Friday, June 12.

The Hot Springs Police Department inactivated the Silver Alert around 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, and stated that he has been found safe.


Bryant summer park progams, events

Bryant summer park progams, events

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Kids are out of school and ready to enjoy summer. As a parent, you are looking for things to get your little ones out of the house and outside. The City of Bryant has come to the rescue. 

The Bryant Parks and Recreation, with the generous donation from Lander's Auto, have announced a schedule of summer events for the whole family. 

The summer lineup includes: 

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett & the Blackhearts set for Magic Springs June 20

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett & the Blackhearts set for Magic Springs June 20

HOT SPRING, Ark. - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett, is set to perform at Magic Springs on Saturday, June 20 at 8 p.m. Crash Meadows of Hot Springs will be the opening act at 7 p.m.

Jett is best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit record "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  The group’s other popular recordings include:  "Crimson and Clover", "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Do You Wanna Touch Me", "Light of Day", "Love is All Around" and "Bad Reputation".

She has three albums certified Platinum or Gold and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April of this year.  

Artist website: joanjett.com

The next concert will feature country star Scotty McCreery on Saturday, June 27. 

Dinosaur exhibit to visit Hot Springs

Dinosaur exhibit to visit Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Discover the Dinosaurs, a hands on exhibit featuring museum quality dinosaur replicas and Ice Age mammals, will stomp its way into the Hot Springs Convention Center June 5, 6 and 7.