News Update for 2/10/22

It’s Alan Jay Automotive Day at the Highlands County Fair, that means that students can be admitted, with a can of food – that’s only at the Kenilworth Gate.
Slated for tonight is the Junior Livestock Auction where many of the animals that have been shown throughout the week will go on the auction block, helping students recoup their investments. That’ll commence at 6:00 in the Livestock Arena.
Last night was the Meat Goat Show, taking Grand Champion was an animal shown by Davtyn Hines – who also took Junior Showmanship, Heather Stewart’s entry was judged Reserve Grand Champion, with the Senior Showmanship ribbon going to Madison Austin.
The fair runs through Saturday.

For the first time in three decades. motorcycles now will be allowed to cruise the grounds at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.
According to reports, with the purchase of a car pass, street legal motorcycles are permitted to drive to unreserved areas including the Midway & Green Park.
It was in 1981 that the track had severely restricted such bikes, after problems with motorcyclists in the 1970s.

Highlands County school officials reportedly have been approached about helping to fund a proposed $116,000 study on the possible re-institution of impact fees in the county.
After their initial institution, impact fees only were collected at a fraction of their total, before a moratorium was imposed on collecting them altogether.
School board members agreed to have a formal discussion on the matter at a subsequent board meeting.