Local News

BOCC approves CEMEX mine rezoning petition

by PAT RAIA
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The Hernando Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved the rezoning petition for a Sand Borrow Pit adjacent to the CEMEX mine. The decision was made during the regular meeting of the BOCC on May 11, 2021.

Submitted by Christopher T. Carollo, the petition sought rezoning of property located on eastern terminus of Rester Drive from Agricultural to a Planned Development Project (PDP) for special excavations with deviations.

Trump endorses Simpson for Ag Commissioner Post

By PAT RAIA
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Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) to become the next Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture even though Simpson has not announced that he will seek the post.

A member of the Florida State Senate since 2016, Simpson served as Senate President during the last legislative session. His Senate term ends in 2022.

All Roads Lead to Brooksville / Along Florida’s Adventure Coast: Bike Trails

The safe-way is always the best way, and will usually be first on one's list as we explore a serious bicycle route.  Florida Adventure Coast offers many tips along with an Adventure Coast Trail map to help you plan out your next adventure on two wheels.  Unbelievably, the trail corridors extend through three counties: Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco. 

Hernando County Fair Association members address County Commission

At the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting held on May 11, 2021, members of the Hernando County Fair Association addressed the board to answer allegations brought forth during recent meetings by parents, volunteers and exhibitors.  Two non-board representatives of the Association defended the practices and policies of the fair, giving accounts of inspections that were passed, and how the livestock weigh-in was conducted on April 11, 2021.

Lonnie Colburn park ground lease terminated

On June 14, 2011, Hernando County entered into a ground lease agreement with the Hernando County Fair Association for Lonnie Coburn Park.  At the Board Of County Commissioners (BOCC) regular meeting on May 11, 2021, Deputy County Administrator Tobey Phillips brought to the board the county’s decision to terminate the Fair Association's tenancy of the Park as of July 1, 2021.  

Commissioner John Allocco Addresses Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends

On Thursday, May 6, County Commissioner John Allocco addressed a large group of supporters of the Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends (GLV). This organization raises money to help various veterans’ posts from the tri-county area (Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus counties). These posts include American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Disabled Veterans (DAV).