Barbara Behrendt, Hernando County Reporter

Barbara Behrendt

Hernando County Reporter

The North Suncoast and the Times have been my home since I graduated from the Ohio State University 35 years ago. Every day I get to come work for one of the country’s finest newspapers with talented co-workers who share my passion for informing our readers about their community. From the latest development plan near their neighborhood to the price of their garbage service, there is no more relevant journalism than what we do here in Hernando County. I cherish your input, suggestions and story ideas.

Brooksville city manager gets 4 percent pay raise from divided council

Mark Kutney, Brooksville city manager  Times file
Mark Kutney has been on the job since late 2017.

New owner of Brooksville adventure course signs lease with Hernando County

The Hernando County Government Center in downtown Brooksville. [JUSTIN TROMBLY | Times]
New lease is far less than previous owners paid.

Hernando County's new automated garbage service? It stinks, residents say.

The Hernando County Government Center in downtown Brooksville. [JUSTIN TROMBLY | Times]
Republic Services was 80 hours behind schedule after the first day, administrator said.

Brooksville airport gets self-fueling station and new advisory committee

Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport
Station will compete with American Aviation. Some say its full-service station has been an expensive option for area pilots.

Hernando County seeks state grant for public trail at Peck Sink

Hernando County is seeking a state grant to build a trail and overlook at Peck Sink near Brooksville. Courtesy Hernando County
Site already has protections for local aquifer.