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Benton Police to host Safety Saturday

Tyndall Park in Benton will be filled with police officers, firefighters, and dogs and cats for Safety Saturday, a program of the Benton Police Departments #KidsFirst initiative. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in front of the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park.

Officers Mourn in Loss of K-9 ‘Honor’

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved K-9 Honor yesterday afternoon at the age of eight. Honor was found deceased in his kennel at approximately 3 p.m. by members of the Benton Police Department’s K-9 team, who were providing care for Honor while his handler is out-of-state.

Local TV station features story on city's quality of life initiatives

During the June 16 broadcast on KATV Channel 7 in Little Rock, a story by reporter Stacy Spivey focused on the quality-of-life initiatives currently underway in our city.

Click on the link for the full story on the KATV website.

Construction projects continue progress in city


Several construction projects are making good progress in our city, even with the heavy rainfall we have experienced lately. Benton Proud blogger Jerry Coston gives us an update using photographs and drone footage. Click on the photo or the link to his page.

Benton Proud blog.

"Tennis for Tots" program begins in July

Tennis for Tots will be offered in July! See flyer for more details. To register OR for more information please contact Recreation Supervisor, Stephanie Batchelder, at 501-776-5970.

Hooked on Fishing sponsored by Benton Police Department


Patrol vehicles will be loaded with cane poles, fishing rods, lures and lots of prizes to hand out to children this week. The annual “Hooked On Fishing” fishing derby will be held from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 16 at Sunset Lake in Benton. The tournament is open to children ages 12 and younger, and there is no cost for registration which begins at 8:30 a.m.

Independence Day Bash 2016

The Independence Day Bash is set for July 2 at the Saline County Fairgrounds. Attractions open at 4 p.m. See a full story at the Benton Proud blog.

Benton Police Department launches #KidsFirst Initiative

The Benton Police Department has launched a #KidsFirst initiative this month, which is aimed at growing relationships and forming bonds with youth in the city, as well as continuing to promote child safety education in the public. The #KidsFirst Initiative will be a community-oriented policing program geared toward positive policing actions and activities with children in the community. 

City seeks Request for Proposals - Pouring rights for Parks & Recreation

The City of Benton is soliciting proposals for the purchase of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department’s annual requirements for 20 ounce plastic bottles, 12 ounce cans, and similar products, for all retail locations of the  Benton  Parks  and  Recreation  Department  and  The River Center.  This proposal also  provides  for  the  exclusive advertising rights of cola products within the Benton Parks and Recreation Department and The River Center.  The resulting contract is anticipated for a term of up to five years.

Lillian Street project is making progress

The project to completely rebuild Lillian Street began earlier this year. Despite inclement weather, progress continues to be made. Benton Proud blogger Jerry Coston provides an update and a video of how the work is coming along.

Click here for Jerry's report.