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Grammy Award-winning singer Marty Raybon is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Feb. 24.Courtesy of Marty Raybon

Move to Hernando allows Florida Bluegrass Classic to flourish

BROOKSVILLE— It's all about keeping it classic — classic country, classic cars and classic bluegrass. It's a design that makes the Florida Bluegrass Classic stand out among other festivals on the bluegrass circuit and a reason why the 30-year-running festival moved to Hernando County. "We moved (to Brooksville) aft …

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  1. Spring Hill man killed in Friday motorcycle accident

    Accidents

    HERNANDO BEACH — A man was killed Friday after his motorcycle ran off the road, ejecting him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  2. Move to Hernando allows Florida Bluegrass Classic to flourish

    Music & Concerts

    BROOKSVILLE— It's all about keeping it classic — classic country, classic cars and classic bluegrass.

    Grammy Award-winning singer Marty Raybon is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Feb. 24.
  3. Hernando Government Meetings for Feb. 24

    News

    GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

    Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:

    Friday

  4. Environmental money will finance work at Hunter's Lake, Bayport

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Despite public concerns about spending some of the roughly $6 million that remains in the county's environmentally sensitive lands fund, the Hernando County Commission this week unanimously approved using the money to dredge near the Hunter's Lake boat ramp in Spring Hill and to replace the fishing …

    The fishing pier at Bayport Park was damaged during Hurricane Hermine, and county commissioners have voted to spend money from the county’s environmentally sensitive lands fund to replace it. [Photo courtesy of Hernando County government]
  5. Body found in gulf identified as occupant of missing Brooksville plane

    Accidents

    The body that was found Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico was identified as one of the occupants of an airplane that went missing over the weekend, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    This Piper Cherokee and its three occupants was last seen Sunday flying out of Brooksville to Cedar Key when it was reported missing. A body found in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday has been identified as one of those occupants, Jasper Jerrels, 65, by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. The Coast Guard called off the search for survivors at sunset Tuesday. The other two bodies have not yet been recovered. [Courtesy of  Coast Guard]
  6. Hernando Vendors for Feb. 17

    News

    • The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is seeking vendors, demonstrators and artisans for the annual Heritage Day Festival and Historic Home Tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the 1885 Train Depot, 70 Russell St., Brooksville. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include entertainment at …

  7. Hernando Bloodmobile for Feb. 17

    News

    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.