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July 17

“Annie Warbucks” starts tonight at Theatre in the Park

The curtain goes up on Friday, July 17, for “Annie Warbucks” at The Theatre in the Park. The show will also be performed July 18-19 and July 22-25. It is rated G.

The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at... more

July 16

Great American Family Campout set for July 18 & 19 in SM Park

The eighth annual Great American Family Campout, providing a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars and to take part in other outdoor activities, will take place July 18 and 19 at Shawnee Mission Park.

Offered by the Children’s Services... more

July 15

Take the Budget Blog Brain-Teaser

How much do you know about the FY 2016 proposed budget? Take our quiz...it may win you a prize!

Click here to test your budget knowledge.


July 14

Johnson County Hands-Only CPR training goal surpassed

Way to go Johnson County! We beat our goal of training 25,000 residents in Hands-Only CPR in one year. By how much did we surpass that goal? Find out in... more

July 13

Stay cool: excessive heat warning in effect

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Johnson County, in effect until 9 p.m.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who... more

July 9

Look for road improvements in rural Johnson County

Twenty miles of rural Johnson County roadways will receive a makeover from a contract unanimously approved today by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC).

If you ever drive through an unincorporated area of Johnson County, you... more

Budget blog
July 8

Weekly Budget Blog

When you look at the 2016 proposed budget of about $929 million, the portion related to county tax dollars in the working county general expenditure budget is only $328 million. Learn more about this in ... more

The Theatre in the Park
July 7

Busy week at the Theatre in the Park

If the weather holds up, the Theatre in the Park offers great opportunities for entertainment this week.

“Into the Woods” is the featured attraction at tonight's "Movies in the Park. The movie is rated PG. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with the... more

Young volunteers
July 6

Volunteer opportunities for kids and teens

With several weeks of summer left before school starts, you may be looking for something new to do with your kids. Why not try a volunteer opportunity with a Johnson County Government department or agency? Here are some suggestions.

Kids... more

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