Today's News

  • Loss of a visionary

    For a man who walked in humility, Chet Cole seemed larger than life.

    Cole, the passion, drive and face of the Key Training Center for 46 years, died Sunday morning after suffering an apparent stroke two days earlier. He was 72.

    Through years of tireless devotion to what he called “these people,” Cole’s Key Training Center changed the lives of thousands of the developmentally disabled and their families.

  • Monday conversation: Chet Cole

    The  Chronicle is republishing a Monday conversation with Chet Cole, published on July 6, 2015, just prior to the start of the Key Center Run for the Money.


    He is the name, face and feet behind Citrus County’s longest-running fundraiser and awareness campaign.

  • Holocaust remembrance
  • CCBA Family Fishing Tournament

    By Steve Lasko

    For the Chronicle

  • Crystal River to vote on burn ban, trail connectors

    As thousands of acres in Florida goes up in flames during extreme drought conditions, Crystal River’s Council will vote Monday to issue a burn ban within city limits. If approved, the ban will stay in place until June 1. If hazardous conditions remain or diminishes, officials could extend or eliminate the ban.

    The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners enacted a burn ban on April 11, which will stay in place until May 23, when it will be re-addressed. 

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  • CCSO coming expo geared toward safety

    Parents and children are invited to attend the Citrus County Sheriff’s Summer Safety & Youth Expo to get a jump start on finding new ways to keep kids safe this summer.

    The free 14th annual expo is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Citrus County Auditorium, 3610 S. Florida Ave., Inverness.

  • Man killed in motorcycle crash

    A Homosassa man died Friday night after his motorcycle collided with the side of a turning SUV near Homosassa.

    At about 10:55 p.m., 31-year-old Christopher N. Richard was riding a 2011 Ducati motorcycle north on U.S. 19 in the left-turn lane, approaching the intersection with West Grover Cleveland Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • Overturned Jeep kills man

    A Tampa man died Saturday evening after his jeep overturned in the Withlacoochee State Forest.

    At about 5:01 p.m., 43-year-old Nicholas James Roush and his passenger, 27-year-old Mackenzie Lee Hill, also of Tampa, were off-

    roading in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler in a dried pond, near the intersection of Trail 13 and Trail 16, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • Carnahan plans update on Whispering Pines

    * WHAT: Citrus County Board of County Commissioners meeting.

    WHEN: 1 p.m. Tuesday.

    WHERE: Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness.

    ON THE WEB: www.citrusbocc.com.


  • Let the games begin

    C.J. Risak


    Since mid-February, four teams at four schools in the county have honed and refined and sharpened their skills with this single common thought in mind: Let the benefits of those efforts surface this week.