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April 26

Threat of severe weather today

The National Weather Service has predicted two rounds of storms will impact the KC metro today including Johnson County. Our Emergency Management team is keeping an eye on the sky today, and you can take several steps to make sure you are ready... more

April 25

JoCo experts weigh in on Zika virus

So far, Kansas has only one person (in the southwest part of the state) who tested positive for Zika virus after traveling. However, experts here in Johnson County and throughout the metro area are "bracing for bites" from mosquitos, as reported... more

April 22

Think solar this Earth Day

Have you ever considered harnessing the power of solar energy? Johnson County has taken great strides to make solar an easier solution for Johnson County residents and businesses. Due to these efforts, Johnson County Government recently received... more

April 21

Plans advance for new courthouse and coroner facility

Today, the Johnson County commissioners agreed to move forward on a new courthouse and coroner facility. The proposed funding is a 10-year 1/4 cent public safety sales tax. In May, county staff will bring back to the Board of County Commissioners... more

April 20

Committee of the Whole to decide direction on courthouse

On April 21, the Board of County Commissioners will make a decision on the future of the Johnson County Courthouse and a new coroner facility during a Committee of the Whole session... more

April 19

Two ways to keep your child safe & healthy

Two important ways you can help keep your child safe and healthy are ensuring they always wear a helmet when riding a bike and keeping them up-to-date on immunizations. 

Helmet Head Bike Rodeo | Sunday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.... more

April 18

Share your vision for Monticello Library in Shawnee

Before the blueprints and the concrete, the Johnson County Library wants to know: What do you want at the Monticello Library that's coming to western Shawnee?

Here's a homework assignment. Visit the ... more

April 16

Love Your Neighborhood Resource Fair happening Sunday

Overland Park's Love Your Neighborhood Resource Fair will take place Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Overland Park Convention Center. The resource fair is an opportunity for residents and leaders of either a homes association or... more

April 13

All-Electric House has new home

Around 12:30 Wednesday morning, the Johnson County Museum's 1950s All-Electric House was pulled into the future Arts & Heritage Center. The arrival time was about four hours earlier than expected. The early arrival time was due in part to... more

April 12

"Talk, Read, Play" launches in Johnson County

Children born into low-income households hear roughly 30 million fewer words by the age of three than their more affluent peers. Several Johnson County organizations have joined forces to promote "Talk, Read, Play," a countywide early childhood... more