Submitted by bentoncity on Thu, 4/23/2015 - 8:43 AM
The Benton Street Department has been very busy lately widening and resurfacing city streets. On April 22, the final touches to a widening, drainage and resurfaces project on Longview Street was completed. Longview has become an alternate route for drivers on the north side of Military Road.
Click on the link below to read more about the project and watch a video of the project from Day 1 through completion on April 22.
Submitted by bentoncity on Wed, 4/22/2015 - 9:21 AM
By: Lt. Kevin Russell
Recently I attended the National Prescription Drug Abuse Conference and although I thought I knew a lot about the issue, I was still startled at some of the information presented. The issue of prescription drug abuse and misuse has been a problem of great concern for the past decade in our country. In all honesty, the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs was a problem for much longer and only recently started being notices by the mainstream media and public.
Submitted by bentoncity on Tue, 4/21/2015 - 11:23 AM
There's still time to apply for MYAC 2015/16!
Applications are being accepted for the 2015/16 term of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council, or MYAC. The council is a great opportunity for the youth of the city to get involved in projects that make a difference in the quality of life of our residents.
Submitted by bentoncity on Thu, 4/16/2015 - 8:14 AM
The old airport hosted Benton’s Annual Kite Fest last Saturday. It was the fifth, or sixth (nobody was sure) iteration of the event and, as usual, a great time was had by all. The event this year was sponsored by the City of Benton, the Jeff Mattingly Foundation, and YCAT.
Submitted by bentoncity on Tue, 4/14/2015 - 3:55 PM
The issue of prescription drug abuse and misuse has been a problem of great concern for the Benton Police Department (BNPD) for a number of years. Due to the injuries and deaths that have occurred as a result, the BNPD decided six years ago to launch the first prescription drug take back event. The take back events have been a great success, taking in over 3.5 tons of old medicine just in Saline County alone, which helped segue into the passage of the first Prescription Drug Monitoring Prog
Submitted by bentoncity on Thu, 4/2/2015 - 11:55 AM
The Benton Police Department recently concluded the month-long “Dang, I Got a Warrant” initiative. It was a resounding success with 204 misdemeanor and 25 felony warrants served during the month of March.
Submitted by bentoncity on Wed, 3/25/2015 - 9:46 AM
The Benton Police Department is teaming up with Nextdoor, a social network consisting of more than 50,000 neighborhoods across the United States, to help introduce neighbors to each other and help fight crime.
Submitted by bentoncity on Thu, 3/19/2015 - 10:56 AM
On 5/9/15, two officers with the Benton Police Department and their K-9’s were nationally recognized at the 4th Annual National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA) conference in Virginia. The two officers that received awards were Sgt. Brian Bigelow and K-9 Lucky, and Officer Begoon and K-9 Ares.
Submitted by bentoncity on Tue, 2/10/2015 - 11:41 AM
After his State of the City Address last night, Mayor Mattingly unveiled a 3D Flyover video of the final design of the Riverside Park Complex to rave reviews. Groundbreaking for the Complex is scheduled for July 4th near the north end of the runway at the old airport. Check out the video below.