NRC to issue Levy County new reactor licenses

Duke Energy Florida permitted to build and operate two AP1000 nuclear reactors

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cleared the way for the agency’s Office of New Reactors to issue two Combined Licenses (COLs) for Duke Energy’s Levy County site.

Based on the mandatory hearing on Duke’s application, the Commission found the staff’s review adequate to make the necessary regulatory safety and environmental findings.


Citrus County September unemployment rate inches forward

Citrus County's unemployment rate continues to inch forward, growing better by only 0.1 percent during September 2016.

The county's rate was 6.7 percent, compared to 6.8 percent during August. Looking at the longer view, Citrus County's rate was 7.0 percent during September 2015. In comparison with the rest of the state, Citrus County is tied at sixth place with Indian River County for the sixth highest unemployment rate among the state's 67 counties.

Inverness Airport runway closed

The Inverness Airport Runway will be closed for repairs starting on Monday October 24, 2016 through Friday, November 4, 2016. For more information, call the airport at (352) 341-0322.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:00 to Friday, November 4, 2016 - 03:00

Healthy Living Fair

Join Citrus County Support Services at the 12th Annual Healthy Living Fair, November 10, 2016, from noon - 2:30 pm.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:00

'No Bullying' month observed in October

Community leaders, students, teachers, School Resource Officers, Explorers and more came together for Unity Day 2016. They all wore orange to fight against bullying. (CCSO PHOTO on Oct. 19, 2016)

An estimated 200 people on Wednesday gathered together at the Historic Courthouse in Inverness to show their unity against bullying.

And before that, on Oct. 11, the Citrus County Commission signed a proclamation making October National Bullying Prevention Month in Citrus County.


Washer sentenced to 50 years

Wayne Washer

Wayne Washer, 49, of Crystal River, was sentenced to 50 years Department of Corrections collectively, with a 20-year minimum following guilty verdicts from a Sept. 16 jury trial.



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