The consensus of Citrus County Commissioners at their regular meeting on Jan. 9 was that they want a better agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA), even if that meant the authority must be dissolved. Led by County Commissioner Jeff Kinnard, commissioners questioned if there was even a need to sell Citrus County water to the jurisdictions under the...
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 8 reported that 17-year-old runaway teen Mackenzie Karopchinsky has been found, and is safe. It was believed the teen might have been in Pinellas County after her disappearance on New Year’s Day.
The Florida Highway Patrol said that a 77-year-old Inverness woman was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on State Road 44. The unidentified woman was not immediately identified. pending notification of next of kin. She died at Citrus Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in the crash. The FHP said the woman had been driving a 2010 Honda Civic at...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for January 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for January is 1.625 percent, up from 1.500 percent in December. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during January is 2.625 percent, up from 2.500...
OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2018) – Eight of the 10 fastest-growing occupations through 2025 for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region are in the healthcare industry. All but one of the Top 10 requires formal postsecondary education or training, ranging from non-degree awards to master’s, doctoral or professional degrees. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunities’ annual release of...
Mark and Patricia Laird, of Crank Works Bicycle Shop in Brooksville has been honored as Community Advocates of the Year for the 5th Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program. For more than five years as small business owners, the Lairds and Crank Works have supported the Guardian ad Litem Program by provided new, gently used and reconditioned bicycles to our young...
Estimated restoration cost recovery is $381 million Company also seeks $132 million to replenish storm reserve account Residential customers would see a $5.20 monthly increase per 1,000 kWh of electricity, assuming 3-year recovery period ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Duke Energy Florida today filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to recover from customers an estimated $381 million in costs associated with...
By Cynthia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer Christmas just got a little merrier in Hernando for Teresa Bradley and her family. Teresa cut the ribbon and walked through the door of her new home on Dec. 20, 2017, thanks to Citrus County Housing Services, State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds and many community partner organizations. Joining Teresa, her family, friends, pastor,...
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