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Trent Pittman and Chairman Ed Eilert
August 24, 2017

BOCC proclaims September as National Preparedness Month

Today the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. Assistant Director, Community Preparedness Trent Pittman accepted the proclamation and offered the following 2017 severe weather statistics — it has... more

PulsePoint alert message on smartphone screen
August 23, 2017

Lifesaving PulsePoint app now available in our community

Local city, county, fire department and emergency medical services leaders have joined forces to bring the lifesaving PulsePoint app to the Kansas City region. The free mobile app alerts citizens trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary... more

soil and a small plant inside a test tube
August 22, 2017

Free soil testing for county residents

Is your lawn stressed and blemished by bare spots? Johnson County K-State Extension wants you to know September is THE most important month for fertilizing hungry, stressed lawns. With a free personalized soil test, you can find out what kind and... more

diverse group of hands in the center of a circle with Volunteer label across the top
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

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