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Duke Energy ‘flips the switch’ at ceremonial grand opening of new Citrus Combined Cycle Station

Duke Energy Florida on has officially opened its much-anticipated natural gas plant. Officials officially cut the ribbon during a special ceremony marking the occasion (Phto by Duke Energy on April 4, 2019)

Duke Energy today celebrated the ceremonial grand opening of its new 1,640-megawatt Citrus Combined Cycle Station located at the 5,100-acre Crystal River Energy Complex in Citrus County, Fla., about 85 miles north of Tampa.

More than 300 community leaders, elected officials and Duke Energy employees attended.

The station started producing energy for 4.5 million Floridians in late 2018.

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‘Matter of Balance’ class starts May 1

Are you concerned about falling?  Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for Matter of Balance.

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Cast a vote in First Recycled Art Contest ‘Trash to Treasures’

For the first year, Citrus County government, UF Extension, Keep Citrus County Beautiful and Lecanto High School Culture of Clean marketing team are offering the Trash to Treasure recycled art competition for middle and high school students and an opportunity for the public to vote on their favorite artwork.

Twelve students will be displaying their art at the Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida, from Tuesday, April 9 through Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

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Citrus County Animal Services receives 2nd nat’l Maddie’s Fund® grant

Citrus County Animal Services has just received its second grant from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

The Maddie’s Fund® Challenge Completion Award for the Get ‘Em Home Challenge in the amount of $1,000. Maddie’s Fund® supports the lifesaving efforts made by staff and volunteers at the Animal Shelter.

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Duke Energy Florida to build 3 more solar power plants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy Florida (DEF) has announced the locations of its newest universal solar power plants, which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit Florida customers.

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Mental Health Council

Citrus County Commission Chairman Jeff Kinnard recently attended a meeting of the Citrus County Mental Health Council. He tells fellow commissioners what he learned (March 11, 2019)