Trent Kelly

Trent is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news

Business, nature collide on the Florida coast

Crystal River is often called the “Home of the Manatee”, but just how do you manage encounters with this endangered creature is at the heart of a debate pitting local dive shops against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly has more from the Nature Coast.

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Voters in Alachua County to decide on airboat curfew ordinance

When voters head to the polls this election day on November 2, they’ll be faced with a number of choices. But one of the most contentious items on the ballot this year doesn’t involve a senate or gubernatorial seat, but rather a a seat on an airboat. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM reporter Trent Kelly has been out on the water, talking to both sides of the issue.

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The legacy of Wes Skiles

On Tuesday we took you to Peacock Springs State Park near Live Oak for the renaming ceremony in honor of legendary underwater cinematographer Wes Skiles. Skiles is internationally recognized for his work mapping out the caverns associated with Florida’s numerous springs. Skiles passed away this summer while diving during a …

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North Florida ceremony honors legendary photographer, scuba diver

Family, friends and colleagues of Wes Skiles, an internationally known underwater photographer and scuba diver, braved rain conditions as they gathered in Peacock Springs State Park just north of Mayo this morning. They turned out to honor the man who died this past summer, doing what he loved, scuba diving. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly reports, by naming the state park in his honor, state officials hope to bring attention to the need for protecting the state’s natural springs.

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Florida’s governor to be outlines key issues

Governor-elect Rick Scott held his first press conference today(Thursday) in Fort Lauderdale. WUFT FM’s Trent Kelly breaks down Scott’s first comments and talks to a University of Florida economist to find out whether he thinks the plan for the economy will work. [audio: Scott Wrap.mp3]

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Slideshow: Development issues along the Rainbow River bring split views on future of Dunnellon

The small town of Dunnellon in Marion County was founded where the Withlacoochee and Rainbow Rivers meet. As Trent Kelly reports, with the threat of development looming along the banks of the two rivers, a citizen-led group is now trying to save what’s left, before it’s gone forever. [audio:]

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