Kensett is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. Located adjacent to the east side of Searcy, the city is the hometown of noted legislator Wilbur D. Mills, who was influential throughout the 1960s in the United States House of Representatives. Max McDonald is the current mayor. The population was 1,791 at the 2000 census. It is also currently home to a very exotic Zonkey, who is usually used as one of the main attractions of Kensett and has become a very important part of White county's entertainment.