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2017 News Releases
New year, new hours at the Lake County Animal Shelter December 22, 2017
Lake County Fire Rescue EMS Chief completes professional designation process December 22, 2017
Government offices to close for Christmas and New Year’s Day December 18, 2017
Residents encouraged to dispose of unwanted medications and hazardous waste at collection event December 8, 2017
Animal Shelter offers promotions to help pets find a ho-ho-home for the holidays December 8, 2017
LakeXpress Route 50 W stop change and reroute December 6, 2017
Commission re-appoints Chairman, Vice Chairman December 5, 2017
Adopt-a-Lake Calendar features seaplane on Lake Dora as cover photo November 28, 2017
Lake County to begin second pass on storm debris November 27, 2017
Keep Lake Beautiful to host cleanup in Sorrento November 27, 2017
Lake County to host annual State of the County November 22, 2017
Lake County to be featured in the Florida Association of Counties 2018 calendar November 21, 2017
Government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday; trash collection to shift by one day November 16, 2017
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Groveland November 15, 2017
FEMA to open mobile center to help residents and businesses with hurricane recovery November 9, 2017
Online voting now open for Lake County’s Adopt-A-Lake photo calendar November 9, 2017
Series being offered to help the at-home landscaper November 8, 2017
Lake County Library System seeks volunteers to assist with mentoring, tutoring and programs November 8, 2017
Lake County Veterans’ Services Office announces move to new location November 6, 2017
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held this week in Umatilla November 6, 2017
Residents encouraged to learn about healthy, seasonal eating through Extension programs November 3, 2017
Lake County government offices to close in observance of Veterans Day November 3, 2017
Lake County to celebrate grand opening of new Fire Station 14 in Altoona November 1, 2017
Lake County Transit celebrates Mobility Week with special events October 26, 2017
12th Annual Stuff the Bus to collect food donations this Saturday October 25, 2017
Lake County to host second Keep Lake Beautiful cleanup in Bassville Park October 23, 2017
Lake County creates storm debris collection progress map October 20, 2017
Lake County hosts 8th annual Farm Tour October 19, 2017
FEMA to open a mobile Disaster Recovery Center for Lake County residents and businesses October 18, 2017
Lake County to collect storm debris from gated communities and private roads; right of entry form required October 10, 2017
Cat lovers invited to ‘Meowga’ with shelter pets October 5, 2017
Lake County rolls out bear-resistant garbage cart program October 3, 2017
Extension Office offers programs about bees, fall cooking, landscaping and more in October September 28, 2017
Lake County celebrates strong economic base during Manufacturing Month September 27, 2017
Lake County Fire Rescue adds paramedics; upgrades to ALS service at 2 busy fire stations September 22, 2017
PICTURE PERFECT: Photos sought for Adopt-a-Lake calendar September 22, 2017
Storm debris collection continues in Lake County September 20, 2017
Hurricane Irma recovery update, storm debris collection information September 18, 2017
Firefighters; deputies help save water-logged blue heron September 15, 2017
Water distribution site is now open for Astor residents beginning today September 14, 2017
County government resumes services; storm debris removal update September 13, 2017
 Avoid post-storm scams, hire a licensed contractor September 13, 2017
Lake County sets up business hotline; business disaster assistance available September 13, 2017
Lake County Hurricane Irma aftermath update   September 12, 2017
 Lake County solid waste collection resumes September 12, 2017
A flood warning has been issued for Astor; no wake zone being enforced September 12, 2017
Lake County to close government offices Tuesday September 11, 2017
Lake County issues voluntary evacuation order in Astor and Lake George September 8, 2017
Lake County EOC fully activates; government closures announced September 8, 2017
14 Lake County Emergency Shelters open Saturday September 7, 2017
Lake County declares a local state of emergency; EOC activates to Level 2 September 6, 2017
Sandbags made available at 5 Lake County locations; Citizens Information Line open September 5, 2017
Board of County Commissioners to host 2 public hearings on budget and millage rates September 5, 2017
Lake County Extension hosts programs about backyard chickens, fall vegetables and microplastics September 1, 2017
Visitors encouraged to experience family friendly events at Lake County Parks in September August 31, 2017
Government offices to close for Labor Day; Solid Waste collection to shift by one day August 21, 2017
Students to receive high school diplomas through Lake County Library System’s online program August 16, 2017
County seeks grant applicants for emergency food and shelter programs August 16, 2017
Nominations now being accepted for the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame August 14, 2017
Find a shelter pet painted rock, adopt for free at the Lake County Animal Shelter August 10, 2017
Extension service presents programs including Creature Cuisine, showcasing insects as a food source August 7, 2017
LakeXpress launches new responsive website August 3, 2017
Lake County collects household hazardous waste in Eustis and Lady Lake August 3, 2017
Clermont to host 2017 USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championship July 31, 2017
Lake County Transit announces changes to Route 1 service in Leesburg July 28, 2017
Lake County Animal Shelter to open Sundays for adoptions beginning in August July 27, 2017
American Beach Tour Championships to reach record attendance at Hickory Point Beach July 26, 2017
Park-goers invited to explore Ellis Acres Reserve and other parklands in August July 24, 2017
Lake County Fire Rescue paramedics participate in elite EMS competition July 21, 2017
Lake County Emergency Management seeks groups and individuals to ‘Adopt an Emergency Shelter' July 21, 2017
Lake County honors probation officers during Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week July 17, 2017
Keep Lake Beautiful volunteer earns Outstanding Youth Champion Award July 7, 2017
Lake County hosts two events to collect household hazardous waste and unwanted medications July 6, 2017
Lake County Commission to discuss tentative millage and adopt TRIM rates July 3, 2017
Keep Lake Beautiful to host cleanup event in Bassville Park community June 30, 2017
Park-goers invited to explore nature and participate in July June 30, 2017
Lake County Extension presents on Caribbean crops as part of Roots Up series June 27, 2017
Lake County government offices to close for the 4th of July; Solid Waste collection to shift by one day June 26, 2017
County seeks grant applicants for emergency food and shelter programs June 26, 2017
Study shows the arts generate more than $9 million in economic impact for Lake County June 21, 2017
Lake County Economic Development Launches Summer Tech campaign June 20, 2017
Lake County warns against complacency as mosquito season nears June 16, 2017
Lake County Fire Rescue launches HAZMAT Medic Program June 14, 2017
Extension service announces upcoming classes; Water School program June 8, 2017
Keep Lake Beautiful to host community cleanup in Umatilla June 7, 2017
Coffee & Conversations to feature Superintendent of Lake County Schools as guest June 7, 2017
Parks & Trails to briefly close fields for regular maintenance June 5, 2017
Lake County announces road closure to through traffic at Citrus Grove Road June 5, 2017
Lake County rescinds countywide burn ban June 2, 2017
Lake County continues budget workshops in June May 31, 2017
Lake County Emergency Management urges residents to prepare for a busy hurricane season May 31, 2017
‘Hot Dogs, Cool Cats’ events offer free pet adoptions, hot dogs and popsicles May 26, 2017
Children and families are invited to educational Parks & Trails events in June May 25, 2017
Lake County to host two household hazardous waste collection events in Clermont May 25, 2017
Lake County receives budget award for fifth consecutive year May 22, 2017
Lake County government offices to close for Memorial Day; Solid Waste collection to shift by one day May 22, 2017
Motorists alerted to road closure at Johns Lake Road May 22, 2017
Lake County promotes safe swimming during Water Safety Month May 15, 2017
Lake County Fire Rescue personnel attend National Fire Academy’s Florida State Weekend May 15, 2017
Keep Lake Beautiful to host community cleanup in Montverde May 12, 2017
Jeff Cole named Lake County Manager May 9, 2017
Tony Lopresto named Building Services Division Manager May 4, 2017
Lake County Animal Shelter helps families become ‘pet prepared’ during emergencies May 4, 2017
Lake County to continue 2018 budget workshops in May May 3, 2017
Lake County Veterans Service Office to temporarily close for training May 1, 2017
Experience bird migration, wildflowers in bloom and more during Parks & Trails events in May April 27, 2017
Lake County to forgive library card fines in exchange for food donations April 27, 2017
Lake County to host household hazardous waste collection events April 26, 2017
Marsh Park & Boat Ramp improvements scheduled April 20, 2017
Lake County issues countywide burn ban April 17, 2017
Lake County to collect household hazardous waste in Tavares April 12, 2017
Lake County Commission welcomes the public to meet five candidates for county manager position April 10, 2017
Lake County encourages residents to use caution when applying fertilizer April 10, 2017
Lake County Public Safety warns of dangerous wildfire conditions April 7, 2017
Mock DUI crash to be held at South Lake High School April 7, 2017
Lake County Public Transit to host hiring fair in Leesburg on Friday April 6, 2017
Take the bus to Bikefest: LakeXpress offers 160 special bus stops to Leesburg Bikefest April 5, 2017
Lake County to begin 2018 budget workshops in April March 30, 2017
Extension service offers April classes to help improve health and quality of life March 30, 2017
Lake County is accepting grants for Health & Human Services programs March 29, 2017
Lake County and Leesburg Police to collect household hazardous waste and unwanted medications March 28, 2017
Experience spring birds, butterflies and more during Parks & Trails events in April March 27, 2017
Lake County Animal Shelter hosts Kitten Baby Shower March 27, 2017
Residents invited to share their vision for the future of Lake County libraries March 22, 2017
Landscape and Garden Fair offers free activities this weekend for children and families March 20, 2017
Mock DUI crash to be held at Tavares High School in advance of prom season March 16, 2017
Lake County to dedicate garden bench in memory of 4-H agent March 16, 2017
Firefighters save two children from apartment fire March 14, 2017
Residents are invited to discuss parks, trails and recreation during public meeting in Umatilla March 13, 2017
Lake County receives improved Building Code insurance rating March 13, 2017
John Molenda appointed director of Lake County Public Safety March 8, 2017
Lake County to dedicate three new fire trucks named after late firefighters and Safe Haven baby March 8, 2017
Lake County to host household hazardous waste collection events in Mount Dora and Fruitland Park March 6, 2017
6th Annual Landscape and Garden Fair presents expert speakers on roses, butterflies and more March 3, 2017
Lake County’s conservation efforts go beyond its own shorelines March 1, 2017
Lake County Fire Rescue opens 25th fire station March 1, 2017
Lake County selects new contractor to operate its public transit system March 1, 2017
Public input sought to help shape the future of the Lake County Library System February 28, 2017
Residents invited to ‘Coffee & Conversations,’ an outreach event with local leaders February 27, 2017
Residents invited to ‘Coffee & Conversations,’ an outreach event with local leaders February 27, 2017
Lake County Public Safety personnel honored for their service February 21, 2017
Residents invited to participate in Keep Lake Beautiful cleanup events in Astatula and Groveland February 21, 2017
Lake County Parks & Trails offers free outdoor activities in March February 21, 2017
Volunteers recognized for 16,000 total hours of service February 21, 2017
Residents are invited to discuss parks, trails and recreation during public meeting in Minneola February 21, 2017
Building Services Supervisor named president of state construction organization February 17, 2017
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Eustis February 16, 2017
Government offices to close for Presidents Day February 7, 2017
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Lady Lake February 6, 2017
Residents are invited to discuss parks, trails and recreation during public meeting in Leesburg February 6, 2017
Keep Lake Beautiful earns national honor February 2, 2017
Residents invited to explore Lake County Parks & Trails in February February 1, 2017
Lake County Commissioner Sean Parks appointed to the Central Florida Expressway Authority Governing Board January 27, 2017
Lake County Fire Rescue welcomes 19 new firefighters January 27, 2017
Extension offers February classes on healthy cooking, closing a seasonal home and pruning roses January 25, 2017
Lake County firefighters rescue, help release injured owl January 24, 2017
Lake County Animal Shelter welcomes new manager January 20, 2017
Lake County Probation hosts annual job fair January 20, 2017
Residents encouraged to dispose of hazardous waste and unwanted medications January 19, 2017
Lake County is accepting applications for tourism capital projects funding January 18, 2017
Lake County invites the community to public meeting regarding Animal Shelter transfer January 10, 2017
Lake County Emergency Management to host Severe Weather Awareness Day in Clermont January 9, 2017
Lake County government offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 9, 2017
Hazardous materials and unwanted medications collected at county’s mobile unit January 6, 2017
Residents are invited to discuss parks, trails and recreation during public meeting in Tavares January 6, 2017
Extension offers January classes focused around healthy food preparation January 6, 2017
Vendors sought for 6th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair January 4, 2017
Annual tree giveaway to be held in honor of Arbor Day January 4, 2017
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