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December 20, 2017

Lifesaving PulsePoint app now available in Johnson County and KC region

Johnson County has joined forces with other local city, county, fire department and emergency medical services to bring the lifesaving PulsePoint mobile app to the Kansas City region. The free mobile app alerts citizens trained in full or hands-... more

Winter watering
December 19, 2017

Winter watering: Why it’s important

Fall has been on the dry side. According to the United States Drought Monitor we are experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Remember that plants use water during the winter — just not as much. Winter’s freeze and thaw cycles also remove moisture... more

Burglar trying to force open a door with a crowbar
December 18, 2017

Holiday safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office

As holiday season approaches, many residents of Johnson County are busy making travel plans to visit friends and family.

If you are making plans to travel this holiday season, make sure you consider some helpful tips to keep your home and... more

Holiday gift
December 14, 2017

Pick out a JoCo holiday gift

We’re approaching “last-minute” territory for Christmas shopping.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, consider a holiday gift from Johnson County. Here are some thoughtful ideas for the Johnson County fan in... more

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December 13, 2017

Deadline for marketplace insurance looms

There is still time to enroll in or change 2018 Marketplace health insurance. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs until December 15, 2017. It's important to act quickly. If you don't act by December 15, you can't get 2018 coverage unless you... more

children looking through their fingers
December 12, 2017

Looking for some fun?

Looking for some fun activites during the holidays? You needn't look any further than programming offered by the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department and the Johnson County Library. Just within the next several days there are a wide... more

December 12, 2017

Theatre in the Park INDOOR features 'The Happy Elf'

A special holiday musical gift has arrived at Theatre in the Park’s (TTIP) INDOOR with the seasonal tale of “The Happy Elf.” 

The festive musical, composed by Grammy winner and American Idol judge Harry Connick, opens Dec. 8 and continues... more

Red flag fire warning
December 11, 2017

Red Flag Warning for fire danger in effect

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Kansas City metro area Monday, Dec. 11 until 6 p.m. Issued by the National Weather Service of Kansas City, people are advised to avoid outdoor burning, to secure trailer chains, properly extinguish... more

Penny Postoak Ferguson
December 7, 2017

BOCC names interim county manager

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners today named Penny Postoak Ferguson as interim county manager, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The appointment by the commission was unanimous in a vote following an executive session this afternoon.

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Flu shot
December 6, 2017

Flu shot still best defense against viruses

The director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment says a flu shot is still your best defense against the various influenza viruses circulating in the community.

Director Lougene Marsh says flu vaccination protects... more

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