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Today's News

  • Funding begins for new CF campus

    The reception room of what will, in a few short years, be the old College of Central Florida Levy Center was packed Thursday evening in celebration of funding for a new campus.
    “Ten years, four veto pens, but we’re there,” was one of the comments made Thursday night by CF President James Henningsen.
    Money for the proposed CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus has been stalled for some time, but Gov. Rick Scott signed off on the funding a couple of months ago.

  • Chiefland claims county is "roadblocking" on ALS

    The county has a grudge against the City of Chiefland, is what some city officials are saying about Chiefland’s pursuit of emergency services and annual funding from the county for fire protection.
    At Monday night’s city commission meeting, both the issues of ALS and fire funding were discussed during a recap of a meeting last week on ALS between area medical directors, officials from the county and the City of Chiefland.

  • County calls out Chiefland on ALS

    The Levy County Commission – especially Commissioners John Meeks, Ryan Bell and Chad Johnson have a message for Chiefland about ALS non-transport: Next week’s election is not driving the decision to implement it.
    In fact, while attacking press reports that indicate otherwise, the commissioners want residents to know they are moving ahead with implementing the Advanced Life Support non-transport (ALS) not just for Chiefland, but for the whole county.

  • The public understands opinion driven by self-interest

    True journalists — those who go into the profession with no agendas or selfish motives — hold one thing dear to their hearts–the sanctity of news.
    That means 1) reporting accurately on events that transpired; and 2) presenting both sides of an issue in an effort to better inform the readership.
    The most important aspect of these two points is keeping personal feelings and opinions out of the news. Opinions only belong in one place – the editorial page, under a header that reads, “Opinion.”

  • Community Calendar (week of 8-14-14)

    August

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for August is Joni Hoffman. Hoffman is principally a wood carver. Her carvings of duck decoys, herons, pelicans, egrets, as well as whimsical dogs and cats, are intricately rendered and then painted in appropriate colors. While Hoffman considers herself largely a carver, she also creates drawings, etchings, paintings and walking sticks. The walking sticks are carved local woods, highly embellished and fitted with bells, which serve to alert bears that humans are in the area.

  • Early voting under way

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones opened early voting on Monday for the Aug. 26 primary election at her office at 421 S. Court St., next to the county courthouse, in Bronson.
    Balloting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 23.
    All voters will be voting in the 8th Judicial Circuit judgeship for Group 12 where incumbent William E. Davis faces challenger William Falik.

  • Officials to hold strict standards on municipal ALS

    Officials are still attempting to hammer out the details that would allow Chiefland Fire Rescue to be certified in non-transport advanced life support (ALS), but there’s still concern over cost and whether or not strict standards can be met.

  • Cedar Key aquaculture to plot future

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association invites the clam aquaculture community to participate in developing an industry action plan for marketing, research and marine debris as part of its annual general membership meeting.

  • Community Calendar (week of 8-7-14)

    August

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for August is Joni Hoffman. Hoffman is principally a wood carver. Her carvings of duck decoys, herons, pelicans, egrets, as well as whimsical dogs and cats, are intricately rendered and then painted in appropriate colors. While Hoffman considers herself largely a carver, she also creates drawings, etchings, paintings and walking sticks. The walking sticks are carved local woods, highly embellished and fitted with bells, which serve to alert bears that humans are in the area.

  • Smithsonian exhibit showcasing the American workforce coming to Cedar Key

    What would life be like without teachers, doctors or firefighters? Everyday, Americans are hard at work on farms, factories, in homes, or at desks keeping our communities thriving. The Cedar Key Historical Museum, in cooperation with the Florida Humanities Council, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts, “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “The Way We Worked” will be on view from Saturday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 24.