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Dump truck overturns, spills dirt on U.S. 19 in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL DUMP TRUCK OVERTURNS, SPILLS DIRT A dump truck loaded with dirt overturned on Lake in the Woods Drive on Monday morning when the driver veered off U.S. 19 to avoid running a red light, the Florida Highway Patrol said. David Hay, 48, of Ocala was headed south on U.S. 19 around 9:40 a.m. when the light turned red. Hays told the FHP he could not stop in time and turned right onto Lake in the Woods. Hays’ 1992 truck overturned, dumping dirt and spilling diesel fuel. Lake in the Woods Drive was closed while emergency crews cleaned up the spills. Hays suffered minor injuries, the FHP said.

Florida Highway Patrol

SPRING HILL DUMP TRUCK OVERTURNS, SPILLS DIRT A dump truck loaded with dirt overturned on Lake in the Woods Drive on Monday morning when the driver veered off U.S. 19 to avoid running a red light, the Florida Highway Patrol said. David Hay, 48, of Ocala was headed south on U.S. 19 around 9:40 a.m. when the light turned red. Hays told the FHP he could not stop in time and turned right onto Lake in the Woods. Hays’ 1992 truck overturned, dumping dirt and spilling diesel fuel. Lake in the Woods Drive was closed while emergency crews cleaned up the spills. Hays suffered minor injuries, the FHP said.

COUNTYWIDE

Public can comment on bus service change

The Hernando County Commission is accepting public comments regarding the proposed changes to THE Bus fixed-route transit system. Proposed changes will decrease the frequency of bus travel along the routes from once an hour to every two hours and reduce the number of operating vehicles from six to three. Comments will be accepted for up to 30 days. Write to the Hernando County Planning Department, 20 N Main St., Room 262, Brooksville, FL 34601, Attn: Dennis Dix; send e-mail to DennisD@hernando
county.us or StevenD@hernandocounty.us, or call (352) 754-4057.

Church to hold last pierogi, bake sale until September

St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Church will have the last of its weekly pierogi and bake sales from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 8064 Weeping Willow St., off Cortez Boulevard, west of Mariner Boulevard. The sale includes pierogis and baked goods such as bapka and cookies. Sales will resume in September. For information, call Alice at (352) 688-1839 or the church at (352) 597-5589.

WEEKI WACHEE

Mental health seminar

The National Association on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando will host the 16th annual Mental Health Seminar at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. It will include local dignitaries and experts who will speak on mental health issues relevant to Hernando County. Call (352) 686-0004.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Televised on Bright House cable Ch. 622.

Hernando County Utilities/Dogwood Estates, 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Dump truck overturns, spills dirt on U.S. 19 in Spring Hill 05/11/09 [Last modified: Monday, May 11, 2009 8:15pm]
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