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March 7, 2016

First public meeting on new courthouse tonight

Tonight is the first of six public meetings about the new courthouse and coroner facility. These meetings provide the public the opportunity to learn more about the projects and provide feedback.

Each meeting will present the same material... more

March 3, 2016

Committee of the Whole on courthouse and coroner facility today

This afternoon, the Board of County Commissioners will hold a Committee of the Whole to receive more information on timelines, cost estimates and financing options for a proposed new courthouse and coroner facility. The COW takes place at 1:30 p.... more

February 29, 2016

JCPRD summer park hours begin March 1

Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect Tuesday, March 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the new hours are: Heritage... more

February 26, 2016

10 Things to do on Leap Day....JoCo style!

In the most recent version of JoCo Magazine, we provided 10 suggestions for ways you can engage with Johnson County Government on Leap Day (Feb. 29). Actually, these are great activities for ANY day! Below is links to more information.

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February 24, 2016

Trout season begins this Saturday

Come watch today’s stocking as 1,600 lbs. of trout are stocked at Kill Creek Park Lake at 2:30 p.m. and 3,800 lbs. are stocked in Shawnee Mission Park Lake at 3:45 p.m. After the fish are stocked, both lakes will be closed to all fishing until... more

February 23, 2016

Public engagement on the Johnson County courthouse

Your feedback is requested on two public safety projects, one of which would solve the numerous problems with our aging Johnson County Courthouse.

After years of studies considering dozens of courthouse options on numerous sites, the... more

February 22, 2016

Time to update your old web browser

If you haven’t updated your web browser in a while, in April you’ll probably notice many websites you visit won’t work properly, including this one.

The county, like many other organizations, is making updates on the back end as part of an... more

February 19, 2016

Text to 9-1-1 now available in JoCo & throughout KC region

The Kansas City metro area Regional 9-1-1 system is administered by Mid-America Regional Council, which published a news release and held a press conference earlier today announcing the availability of texting to 9-1-1. Below is some of the most... more

February 18, 2016

Johnson County helps fight noxious weeds

If you think weeds are aggravating, you should have James Hoge’s assignment. He is the noxious weed director for the Johnson County Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. His main duties are to control, manage, and eradicate noxious weeds... more

February 18, 2016

Proper hand washing especially important this time of year

It’s mid-February and we’re in the midst of cold and flu season. Lougene Marsh, director of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, says the most significant thing everyone can do to prevent the spread of disease is proper hand... more