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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

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