December 2018

Hernando County’s Fertilizer Ordinance

In November of 2013 the Hernando County Commission passed the final draft of the Fertilizer Application Ordinance. The ordinance contains new rules and restrictions that effect commercial applicators, municipal workers and homeowners alike and was passed to help reduce the amounts of inorganic nitrogen that is entering the Florida aquifer and local springs.

Beginning January 1 - March 31st, homeowners are not allowed to apply fertilizer to their lawns. More specific information is below.

Prohibited Fertilizer Application Periods (applies to everyone):

Pasco Hernando State College Art Gallery Presents Clyde Butcher Cuba Exhibit

Pasco-Hernando State College’s Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will exhibit CUBA: The Natural Beauty, presented by nationally acclaimed nature photographer Clyde Butcher from January 9 through February 22, 2019. An opening reception, sponsored by the PHSC Student Government Association, will be held on Wednesday, January 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, on PHSC West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road.

UPDATE -- HCSO Investigates Shooting at Mermaids Lounge in Spring Hill

Date: December 29, 2018


On 12-29-18 at 6:38 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an Agency Assist at the Florida Highway Patrol substation located at 17028 Ayers Road, in Brooksville.

Roberto Rivera-Santiago, H/M DOB/09-26-1974, a suspect in the 12-27-18 shooting at Mermaids Lounge, 4658 Commercial Way, in Spring Hill, had turned himself in to Troopers on an active Hernando County warrant for Attempted Murder and a Domestic Injunction Violation.

HCSO Investigates Shooting at Mermaids Lounge in Spring Hill

On 12-27-18 at 11:14 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville in reference to a shooting victim who was dropped off at the hospital’s emergency room.

When deputies arrived, they located a 29-year-old black male at the ER who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He is currently being treated by medical personnel for his injuries. Deputies were able to determine the shooting occurred at Mermaids Lounge, 4658 Commercial Way, in Spring Hill.

HCSO Citizens Academy starts on Thursday, March 14

Registeration begins now:  The HCSO Citizens Academy starts on Thursday, March 14

Have you ever wanted to ride along with a deputy, tour the detention center or sit in as an observer during a shift at the emergency operations call center?

Are you possibly considering a job in law enforcement?

Maybe you're looking for somewhere to volunteer your time.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then attending the next session of the HCSO Citizens Academy is your next step.