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 tree-top adventure course owner must renegotiate lease

ANGELIQUE HERRING   |   TimesFrom left to right, Racheal Shaefer, Victoria Asencio and FLG X guide Jessica Seitz watch and encourage Ashley Concepcion, top center, as she starts out on the first course at FLG X on July 5 in Brooksville. With four courses ranging in difficulty, the adventure park previously called
Hernando County commissioners want to encourage the park operator to buy the property.

Hernando legislative wishlists: Vocational ed, better roads

Hernando County School District
Local officials’ requests for legislators also include sewer project funding and teacher bonus reforms.

Hernando fair manager wants new livestock buildings and a Jeep obstacle course

Central High School student Samantha Lewis, 17, shows her Angus Cross heffer Annabell, 1, Saturday morning during the Open Beef Show at the Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show at the fairgrounds. The fair and livestock show will run through April 16. For more information, call 352-796-4552 or visit hernandofairgrounds.com. Hernando Today photo by HAYLEY M  |  Hernando Today
Hernando County Fair Association plans meet with skepticism from county commissioners and Brooksville City Council members.

Brooksville council approves affordable housing project

Brooksville City Hall
A 200-unit apartment complex could land on Cortez Boulevard.

Chickens, tent sales and food trucks: Hernando has new rules for all three

BRENDAN FITTERER   |   TimesCarol Aquilante of Spring Hill visits with her four chickens in their backyard coop Thursday afternoon. The white leghorns provide her with fresh eggs daily, and are friendly and social with her. She's had them since they were two days old, and they're coming up on a year soon. Brendan Fitterer  |  Tampa Bay Times
Chicken permits no longer need neighbor approval, tent sales must be connected to an adjacent business, and food trucks can’t operate on vacant property.