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Today's News

  • Proposed seasonal closure of waters surrounding Snake Key

    The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is exploring a seasonal closure of Snake Key’s near-shore waters out to 100 yards to protect nesting birds from March 1 to June 30, mirroring the former closure at Seahorse Key.

    A public notification process will gather input on the proposed closure for 2018.

  • Stanley honored as Certified Agricultural Associate

    Cedar Key tenth-grade ag student Zander Stanley has recently become a Certified Agricultural Associate through the Agricultural Education Services and Technology program. This certification will help Zander in college readiness and in his career. He is the first student from CK School to take this exam. This spring, 24 eighth- and ninth-grade ag students will take this exam at Cedar Key and hope to have as much success as Zander.

  • Superintendent warns of amendment proposals threatening local control

    Levy County Superintendent of Schools Jeff Edison is weary of state amendment proposals that are in the pipeline that would limit local control for school boards, and he cautioned the Levy County Commission that those measures are part of an overall trend from state leadership that is likely to affect local government.

  • Tix on sale for Feb. 17 STARS Gala fundraiser

    The annual Levy County Schools Foundation STARS Gala event is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th at the Bronson Middle High School. The semiformal evening will start with mingling and hors d’oeuvres at 5 pm with dinner and program starting at 6 pm.

  • Cedar Key celebrates New Year

    Enjoy another fun gathering with friends in Cedar Key. Second Street shops stay open late, so gather in the street for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Cedar Key.

  • Cedar Key Historical Society to host Florida Humanities Speaker Series

    Don’t miss our 2018 Florida Humanities Speaker Series, featuring fascinating programs about Florida’s historic lighthouses, culture, people, and ecology.

    Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the Cedar Key Historical Society, this series will showcase four engaging talks and performances, starting in January and ending in April.

    Admission to each is free. All programs will be hosted at the Cedar Key Community Center, 6th and F Street, Cedar Key, FL.

  • Lady Sharks thrive in Drummond tourney

    Cedar Key got just about everything it could ask for in the Drummond Bank CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament Dec. 19 and Dec. 20.

    Seven of the nine games in the six-team tourney were decided by five points or less, with multiple even going into overtime.

    And the Lady Sharks (4-7) advanced to the championship game, where they eventually fell 34-32 in a closely-fought final.

  • Art festival makes top 10 for second time

    The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts was just named one of the Top 10 Juried Art Fairs in America in 2017. This is the second year in a row that the Cedar Key Spring Arts Festival has received this recognition in the ArtFairCalendar.com annual survey and the third time in the last 4 years that the event has received national recognition. The festival was also listed as one of the Top 5 Small Town Art Shows.

  • Grant supports efforts to extend mental health services in Levy

    There are efforts underway to bring a mental health court to Levy County, and a new grant approved by the county will support fact-finding and organizing that could help lead to its realization.

    At the Levy County Commission meeting Dec. 19, the Board approved 4-1 to offer a letter in support of a Department of Children and Families (DCF) planning grant that would assign an individual to determine mental health needs in the county for inmates. The program is ultimately aimed at improving jail diversion efforts through mental health treatment.

  • Sharks compete in FFA sub-districts

    Cedar Key FFA brought home a blue ribbon and lots of great memories Tuesday, Dec. 12, from the sub-district contests in Chiefland.

    Freshman Rylee Smith placed first in creed speaking and will advance to the district competition next month.

    Also participating at the sub-district level was the CKS Middle School FFA Opening and Closing Ceremonies team, which placed third. Team members, from left, included: Haiden Simpson; Rebecca King; Alexis Lipscomb; Burlynne Mejeris; Anna Lavoie-Ingram; Connor Slemp and Mikey Beckham.