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June 9

2016 Community Survey reveals high satisfaction

Johnson County’s 2016 Community Survey shows that satisfaction levels consistently beat both national averages and averages for other comparable-sized communities. The Overall Satisfaction Index in Johnson County increased over 2015, and is at... more

June 7

JCDHE helps keep pools safe

Did you realize there are currently more than 350 public and semi-public swimming facilities that are permitted and inspected in Johnson County? 

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s swimming pool inspection program... more

June 7

Free fire safety education workshop Saturday

Safe Kids Johnson County, along with Children’s Mercy Hospital, Johnson County Youth Fire Intervention Team, Safe Kids Metro Kansas City, Charlie’s House, the Geriatric Education Research Training Institute and the BIC Corporation, are offering... more

June 6

Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale this week

Things are heating up! Find hot deals on movies, music, books and more at the Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale. Choose from thousands of books, most items 25¢ to $2. Cash, check and credit cards are all accepted.

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June 3

Three fun ways to celebrate National Trails Day June 4th

Hike through history with the Johnson County Museum
Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4th with a special preview of the new Indian Creek Trail Interpretive Sign Project. The project was developed by Sunflower Republic,... more

June 2

BOCC hears proposed 2017 budget

Today County Manager Hannes Zacharias proposed a budget for next year that maintains a constant mill levy while addressing growing demands for public services and mounting funding cuts from the state of Kansas. Zacharias and Budget and Financial... more

June 1

Tips for preventing teen substance abuse panel on June 6

Research shows that June and July are the highest months during which kids first try alcohol. Please join us on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. to learn some safey tips as your children transition to the summer months on how to keep them safe from... more

May 31

The Theatre in the Park season kicks off Friday

The Theatre in the Park kicks off its 2016 season with “Cabaret” this Friday night! Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, “Cabaret” is based on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English... more

May 27

Public safety sales tax question approved for November ballot

The Board of County Commissioners has approved a question for the November general election ballot asking voters to authorize a 1/4 cent public safety sales tax to fund construction of a new county courthouse and a coroner facility.

If... more

May 25

Enjoy Johnson County by bike

May is National Bike Month, when the weather is warm and people of all ages dust off their bicycles and hit the road — or trail.

Across Johnson County, residents and visitors have access to more than 450 miles of walking, hiking and biking... more