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Siblings walking to school together wearing backpacks
August 17, 2017

Sign up at NotifyJoCo.org to receive emergency alerts

Information is critical when severe weather, water outages, public health emergencies or other emergency situations happen. One way you can stay informed about emergency situations unfolding in Johnson County is by creating a profile at...

photo of RideKC bus with Johnson County logo on it.
August 16, 2017

Popular K-10 Connector resumes regular service Monday

As students return to college campuses this fall, Johnson County’s popular bus service will resume its regular operating schedule between Overland Park and Lawrence.

Starting Monday, Aug. 21, the 510 K-10 Connector will run Monday through...

Total eclipse of the heart
August 15, 2017

Protect your eyes during eclipse

You’ve most likely heard — the first total solar eclipse to cross America coast-to-coast in 99 years will happen on Aug. 21. A partial eclipse will be seen in Johnson County.

Many will watch the solar eclipse and have already purchased (or...

crowd at JoCo Museum
August 14, 2017

Take a peek behind the scenes at the museum

Mark your calendars for the morning of Aug. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 to take a behind the scenes tour of the Johnson County Museum’s collections storage facility at the new Arts...

August is Water Quality Month graphic
August 11, 2017

Improving water quality

August is National Water Quality Month. Whether it is flowing from your faucet, or into the storm drain, all water matters and keeping our water clean is important, all year round.

Did you know?

  • A sprinkler leak about as small...
Budget vote
August 10, 2017

Commission adopts 2018 budget, includes mill levy reduction

The Johnson County Commission today adopted the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget. The budget includes about a quarter-mill reduction of the county general fund mill levy.

“This budget meets the county’s needs and allows us to reduce the...

A fisherman at sunset
August 9, 2017

Fishin' in the dark

On Aug. 12, grab your fishing pole and lantern for an overnight (11 pm - 6 am) fishing opportunity at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane Road, Olathe, KS 66061! The park will be open for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty...

Summer lawn care
August 9, 2017

‘Hot’ tips for summer lawn care

Summer arrived on June 21. As weather patterns change day-to-day, Johnson County Research and Extension offers steps to help your lawn survive an onslaught of summer heat.

Mow high

First, check your mowing height....

Info fair Saturday, Aug. 19
August 8, 2017

Child care business info fair Aug. 19

Are you interested in starting your own licensed, in-home child care business in Johnson County? Learn the basics about how to get started during our information fair on Aug. 19! 

  • Learn from local leaders in quality child care and...
Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker
August 7, 2017

Board of Election Canvassers certify election results

Today the Johnson County Board of Election Canvassers met today to certify the Aug. 1 Primary Election. After today's vote canvass, updated final results (unofficial) for the August Primary Election are now available on Johnson County Election...

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