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FY15 budget
June 4

Board of County Commissioners receives proposed 2015 budget

The Johnson County manager’s proposed budget for next year totals approximately $874.0 million with estimated expenditures at slightly more than $695.3 million and $178.7 million in reserves to maintain the programs and services administered by...

Pirate of Penzance
June 3

Theater in the Park opens June 6 with Pirates of Penzance

Yo-ho-ho! The 2014 summer season at Johnson County’s The Theater in the Park (TTIP) begins June 6 with the production of Pirates of Penzance. Performances will take place June 6-8 and June 11-14. Other productions in the TTIP’s 45th season...

Maker Space
June 2

Look for the Mobile MakerSpace this summer at a library near you

Johnson County Library’s very popular MakerSpace is hitting the road. Usually located inside the Central Resource Library (9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kansas 66212), MakerSpace is a place where people can learn new skills and software, and...

pool with floatie
May 30

DHE works to keep pools safe and germ free

As you head to public swimming pools this weekend, take comfort in the fact that our Department of Health & Environment works hard to keep hundreds of pools safe and germ free. Our swimming pool inspection program grants permits to and...

Family riding bikes
May 30

Celebrate summer with some #JoCoFun

Summer break is a busy time for Johnson County families. The days are filled with festivals, fairs, and fun things to do!

We've put together a list of...

May 29

Johnson County Library kicks off 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...

JCDS grant
May 29

New grants to benefit Johnson County residents of all ages

Thousands of Johnson County residents will benefit from recent grants awarded to various County departments and agencies. This week, representatives from Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) and Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC...

May 28

Public health agencies getting word out about Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

Local public health departments in the Kansas City metro area have joined forces to educate the public after a Hepatitis A exposure at a Red Robin restaurant in Springfield, Missouri earlier this month. You can...

Mosaic created by JCDS Emerging Artist program
May 27

JCDS Emerging Artists will show at Prairie Village Art Fair

The JCDS Emerging Artists are getting ready for the Prairie Village Art Fair this weekend where these artists will show and sell their mosaics, paintings and drawings. The Emerging Artists are in varying stages of their artistic development and...

Paramedics Lieutenant Traffis and Battalion Chief Rankin hold their Great Save certificates
May 26

MED-ACT paramedics recognized for "Great Save"

The Johnson County MED-ACT paramedics do their job with the hope of making a difference, saving a life, meeting a former cardiac arrest victim, and celebrating their discharge from the hospital.