Troops can get property tax exemption
Hernando County Property Appraiser Alvin Mazourek has announced an additional property tax exemption that is now available for certain military personnel.
The exemption is available to service members who were deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of:
• Operation Enduring Freedom
• Operation Iraqi Freedom
• Operation New Dawn
Proof of deployment, including dates, from the Veterans Administration or military branch is required.
Service members who currently receive a homestead exemption on their primary residence may receive this additional exemption. The new exemption is not a fixed amount like the homestead exemption. Rather, it is based on the number of days the service member was deployed. For example, if the service member was deployed half the year, the exemption would be 50 percent of the home's taxable value.
The application is available on the property appraiser's website at hernandocounty.us/pa, or stop by one of the offices, the Hernando County Government Center, Room 463, 20 N Main St., Brooksville, or the Westside Government Center at 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4190.
Zopp Memorial Library to show free movies
The Hernando County Public Library System will show the following movies at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive:
• Emperor's Club, 2 p.m. today. Kevin Kline stars as prep school teacher who attempts to redeem a rebellious student. Rated PG-13.
• Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, 1 p.m. Friday. Harry, Ron and Hermione leave Hogwarts behind and set out to find and destroy the horcruxes. Rated PG-13. Guests can enter a drawing for a chance to win a door prize.
There is no cost to attend either movie. Light refreshments will be served at both. For information, call (352) 540-6391.
Managing budgets is focus of class
The Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will present a financial management class, "Calendar-Based Budgeting," at 3 p.m. Monday at Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave.
Topics include the importance of managing cash and credit, cash management and spending strategies. There is no cost to attend. To reserve a seat or for information, call (352) 540-6391.