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County News

Saving energy
July 2

Johnson County commits to reduce energy usage

Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously adopted a new energy conservation policy for Johnson County Government. The initiative is expected to save approximately $500,000 a year in utility costs savings. More... more

Weekly budget blog
July 1

Weekly Budget Blog

We have posted our weekly Budget Blog with links to some of the recent media coverage on our FY 2016 Proposed Budget. Please take a look and post a comment... more

July 1

July 4 in JoCo

Looking for something to do this July 4 weekend? There are several public fireworks shows that will light up the Johnson County night skies in local 2015 Independence Day celebrations on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. Activities at various... more

June 29

Join the Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading program

Summer brings with it a boatload of relaxing activities, not the least of which involves cracking open and losing yourself in a new book.

Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading program makes it easier for readers young and old to soak up... more

June 26

Johnson County fireworks regulations

Johnson County is reminding its residents about the fireworks laws throughout its various municipalities as well as the unincorporated areas.

In the State of Kansas, consumer (Class C) fireworks are legal with the exception of bottle... more

June 25

BOCC approves its proposed 2016 budget

Today, the BOCC brought forth its proposed 2016 budget which includes increased funding for Johnson County libraries, parks and transit. The proposed budget includes a 3.30 mill levy increase, which for the average Johnson County home owner would... more

Mahaffie event
June 24

Johnson County Extension co-sponsoring Family Fun Night

Bring the family to the Farm-to-Table Family Fun Night this Thursday at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site. The event is co-sponsored by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension and the Johnson County Farm Bureau. Enjoy oxen... more

West Side Story
June 23

The Sharks and the Jets take the stage this weekend

“West Side Story” is the current production in the 2015 summer season at The Theatre in the Park. The show will be performed June 24-27. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. All performances last... more

June 22

Another heat advisory today

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for today from 1 - 7 p.m. Dangerous heat is expected across the Kansas City area with peak afternoon heat indices from 100 to 105 degrees. Some important tips to keep in mind.

June 17

Weekly Budget Blog

This week's Budget Blog gives you several tools to get up to speed on the FY 2016 proposed budget and lets you know how you can get answers to your budget questions.... more

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