Officials say they found vehicle in hit-run fatality
Investigators say they have located the vehicle used in a hit-and-run that killed a 67-year-old Spring Hill woman Monday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol said it found the white 1997 Chrysler at a Spring Hill home. Investigators also said they have a suspect, who is cooperating with them. About 5 a.m., authorities say, a vehicle they believe was traveling north on Barclay Avenue hit Nancy Welch as she was walking near Irving Street. Welch was found a short time later and flown to Bayfront Medical Center, where she died. Investigators asked any witnesses to contact traffic homicide Sgt. Lee Frye at (813) 631-4020.
Covell applies to fill School Board post
A familiar face in county politics is seeking the Hernando School Board seat recently vacated by Pat Fagan. Anna Liisa Covell, a Brooksville business owner who has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Hernando County Housing Authority, sent her application to Gov. Rick Scott's office on Monday. Covell, who owns A.L. Covell Electric in Brooksville, said she can offer a business-minded approach as the board makes tough decisions about the budget in the coming months. "In my own business I've had to make cuts in the two years in the deep recession we've had, and I can look critically at what's necessary and what can be cut," Covell said. She said she could do so without worrying about political aspirations, since she has no plans to run for the seat in 2012. Two other hopefuls have said they will apply: Robert Neuhausen, an engineer with Sparton Electronics in Brooksville, and Keane Chapman, a national sales manager for Alumi-Guard in Brooksville.
Fantasy Five winning ticket sold in county
One of the two winning tickets in the Florida Lottery's Fantasy Five drawing on Sunday was purchased at the RaceTrac at 30480 Cortez Blvd., just east of Interstate 75. The winning numbers are: 12-14-16-20-35. The second winning ticket was purchased in Palm Bay on Florida's east coast. Each winner will receive about $95,500.
U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will host a Veterans Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., Brooksville. A different location was listed in Sunday's Events column. For information, call Nugent's district office at (352) 799-8354.
Butterfly Gardening program: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4433.