Airport: economic hub for Hernando County

by Kent E. Smith

Help wanted: Someone to run a major enterprise where the sky is the limit.

That might be the way county officials write the ad to be run this month when they start looking for the right person to manage the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport and Technology Center. Why the long name? Because local residents are hoping the 2,400-acre complex can handle a lot of jobs aimed at one simple goal: Bringing progress to Hernando County.

Road work bypassed 20 years for expensive project

It's not a laughing matter when a vital road project gets waylaid 20 years due to a lack of cash.  A major roadblock to four-laning County Line Road is the $82.8 million price tag for right-of-way acquisitions alone and naturally, who will pay for what.  Pasco and Hernando Counties have not been able to agree on a plan to pay for the project, a common problem for county line roads across the Sunshine State. 


3-way agreement for vo-tech, county expansion project approved

A cost-sharing and mutual cooperation agreement between Hernando County, Hernando County School Board, and Pasco-Hernando State College for Construction of New Government Center, New Technical Center, and Corporate College came before the Board of County Commissioners on June 22, 2021.  The project, called the Hernando County Citizens Center for Success, will be constructed on 17.94 acres of county-owned property located at the Brooksville-Tampa Regional Airport (BKV). The commission voted unanimously to approve the Interlocal Mutual Cooperat

HCUD launches new online billing and payment service

(Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Utilities Department (HCUD) announces the launch of its new online billing and payment service through Invoice Cloud. This service will offer HCUD customers greater flexibility to view and pay their water bills online. This new, easy-to-use payment portal provides customers with quick access to their account to view bills, check their balance, make payments and enroll in paperless billing.

Moving Forward: Oak Hill Villas plan for residential-only development with larger homesites

[email protected]

Attorney Darryl Johnston appeared before the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the regular meeting on January 12, 2021 on behalf of the Benge Development Corporation.  In November 2019, Benge was denied a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM 1902) by a vote of 4-1 that would have allowed the company to develop the southeast corner of Oak Hills Golf Course for small-footprint homes and townhomes.