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August 21, 2017

Supervised visitation advocates needed

Johnson County Court Services is recruiting volunteers for supervised visitation advocates. If you want to help others, are over the age of 18, and have a minimum of three hours a week on Tuesday evenings to volunteer for six consecutive months;... more

Recovery Conference
August 18, 2017

Register for the free Aug. 25 Recovery Conference

Johnson County Mental Health Center is holding a FREE, full day recovery conference with keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a resource fair. The recovery conference is intended for people who struggle, or have struggled, with mental illness... more

family watching eclipse in the park
August 18, 2017

Total eclipse in the parks

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack plenty of water, purchase lunch from local food trucks, then settle in to enjoy the celestial event of the century. The 2017 solar eclipse will pass through the entire country and you're invited to view the... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

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... more
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... more

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... more