Kenneth Heard

Kenneth Heard works at the Craighead County prosecuting attorney's office and is a freelance writer. He was the northeast Arkansas bureau correspondent for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for 20 years until 2017 and had worked at other newspapers for 15 years. Heard lives in Jonesboro with his wife, Holly.

Sanders plugs Arkansas LEARNS Act benefits before receptive Jonesboro audience

By: - April 25, 2023

JONESBORO — Touting her new education overhaul during a town hall meeting in Jonesboro Monday evening, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she expects Arkansas will soon lead the nation in elementary and high school education. “We’ll see significant changes,” she said to a crowd of about 120 in a small theater inside the Fowler Center […]

Craighead County, Jonesboro voters approve decrease in library property tax

By: - November 8, 2022

JONESBORO – Voters in both the city of Jonesboro and Craighead County favored decreasing the Craighead County Public Library’s millage from 2 mills to 1 mill on Tuesday. This was one of the more hotly debated issues of the election, which saw a vast increase in voter turnout this year, county election officials said. It […]