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  • Inglis, Yankeetown prepare for expected flooding

    By Mike Wright

    Yankeetown Town Hall had a little bit of redecorating take place Thursday.

  • Missing plane recovered

    A missing single-engine plane en route to Cedar Key from Brooksville on Feb. 12 was recovered Sunday afternoon, a week after it went missing, approximately seven miles south of Cedar Key.

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, private boating service Sea Tow, and Florida Air Recovery, LLC were searching the waters Sunday during the discovery, near where the body of the pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, was found Tuesday.

  • CK historians present unique program

    Hannah Healey and Dr. John Andrews will be the featured presenters in March and April at the Cedar Key Historical Society Coffee. Both programs start at 10 a.m. in the Community Center.

  • Businesses remain open while Dock Street closed

    Businesses located along Dock Street will remain open while the street is closed to repair hurricane damage beginning Monday, March 13. The Levy County Road Department estimates repairs to be completed within seven business days, however, the length of time could be longer or shorter.

     The road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on each end of Dock Street.

  • Levy ranchers influence Cattlemen's Association

     When Chiefland rancher Ken Griner was named the new president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association at its annual convention in June, it marked the third time in a decade that Levy County saw one of its own claim that position.

  • Education, economic development pin hopes on new campus

     

    School Board of Levy County member Chris Cowart and Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce President Ryan Watson were optimistic the impact the school will have. 

    Watson said, “This is our toe in the door. This is where we hope to move forward from. This is our milestone.”

  • FDOT to replace CK bridges

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin the replacement of two bridges in Cedar Key next month, weather permitting.

     Ahead of the bridge replacements at Daughtry Bayou on Airport Road and Lewis Pass on Gulf Boulevard, FDOT will host an Open House on Aug. 29 for residents who may have questions about the project.

  • CF cuts ribbon to future

    The ribbon was cut to the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus Aug. 11 in the 60th year of the College of Central Florida as a higher education provider in Marion, Citrus and Levy counties.

    CF President Dr. James Henningsen said in his opening remarks that he couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate than in Levy County. 

  • County criticized over handling of insurance, wage changes

    The Levy Board of County Commissioners Tuesday came under criticism during public comments for their handling of recent changes to insurance and wages for county employees.

    The Board on July 18 voted unanimously to cap insurance payouts while offering tiered offsets in the form of increased wages.

    Sally Ann Collins introduced the issue in public comments, lamenting the lack of transparency over the changes. She criticized the Board for voting on the changes during an afternoon budget meeting, rather than during it’s regular morning meeting.

  • County caps insurance payouts for employees

    Levy County is on the high end of spending on health insurance for employees among Florida counties, and it’s proving costly to keep up with rising insurance costs while still offering competitive compensation packages to recruit and retain its workforce.

    At the Board meeting on July 18, the County Commission voted unanimously to cap its health insurance payouts for non-elected county employees who sign up for insurance.