Local News

Community Support Needed for Chance to Earn Major Donation for Operation HeartF.E.L.T.

The Brooksville nonprofit Operation HeartF.E.L.T. (Feeding Empty Little Tummies)--a grassroots, volunteer-run non-profit backpack program--provides more than 260,000 nutritious meals annually to Hernando County children suffering from food insecurity. The meals allow the children to get through weekends, holidays, and extended school breaks.

More than Sisters

From a childhood bedroom to a strong Christian faith and so many common interests, sisters Brenda Prelog and Spring Hill's Linda Ravenhorst have shared so many things--including what can only be called a Lifelink.

Brenda Prelog, a high school math teacher, traveled from Maryland to Tampa, FL, to donate a lifesaving kidney to her sister, Linda Ravenhorst on April 30, 1996.

County seeks solutions to permitting backlog

by Rocco Maglio

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown many people have spent more time at home over the past year. The additional time spent at home appears to have resulted in an increase of home renovation projects, which has in turn led to a large permitting backlog as more permits are requested.

In Hernando County, the current wait time for a permit is several weeks at minimum, although it may be possible to speed up the process in emergency cases. If you are planning on building, submit your permit as soon as possible, because it can take a while to be approved.

County pursues study for eco-tour boardwalk in Hernando Beach

The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve funding for a feasibility study for the future of a Aquatic Preserve Eco Tour Boardwalk on Hernando Beach.  Funding of $65,000 will be made available through park impact fees.  County Attorney Garth Coller reported that this is an appropriate use of the park impact fees since it contributes to the area’s growth.  Commissioner Beth Narverud was absent from the meeting.