Florida Keys News

County reaches agreement over $3.4M shortfall

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monroe County government employees will have to pay a bit more for personal and family healthcare coverage in an attempt to make up a $3.4 million deficit the county is facing for the upcoming fiscal...

Johnny King still has music left to play

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Johnny King didn’t know what he was doing in a Miami hospital when he awoke one day in late March.

Police probe fatal shooting

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Key West police provided few details Monday afternoon into a shooting death late Sunday night on Peacon Lane.  Police responded to a medical emergency just after 11:30 p.m. at the home of John...

Latest park designs approved

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Truman Waterfront Park Advisory Board gave a ceremonial thumbs up to the latest design plans for the amphitheater planned for the park at its meeting Monday night. Design plans for the $4...

County to meet twice this week

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 19, 2016

The Monroe County Commission will hold two meetings this week, with one today trying to come up with a plan to make up an expected $3.4 million shortfall to cover employees’ health...

New Pro Bono program provides legal assistance

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 19, 2016

In the roughly two years that Judge Bonnie Helms has been on the bench, she has seen a rise in the number of people representing themselves in court.  Much of Helms’ docket is family law, which most often means divorce court. 

City Commission wants happy pets

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy pets make happy kids, according to the Key West City Commission. The board will vote to use $148,800 of BP oil money (set aside for youth and recreational activities) to assist in construction...

Melroy takes over at Tropic Cinema

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 19, 2016

Like a doctor vowing first to do no harm, Paul Melroy envisions a “seamless, painless transition” as he takes the helm as the new executive director at the Tropic Cinema. Melroy replaces...