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May 9

Preview Prairiefire, JoCo’s newest big attraction, May 9-11

Prairiefire, a new, mixed-used development in Overland Park with several high-profile attractions, opens this weekend. Located at the 135th and Nall, the 60-acre project’s bars, restaurants, shops, movie theater and museum are expected to attract...

Recycling bins, various colors
May 7

Great job going green!

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Green Business Awards. The awards recognize businesses that lead the way in waste reduction and sustainability in Johnson County....

May 6 - 12 is National Nurses Week
May 6

We celebrate our RNs this week.

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed May 6 – 12 as National Nurses Week. Each year, we recognize this week in honor of Florence Nightingale, and the 3.1 million Registered Nurses (RNs) nationwide who...

May 5

Master Gardener Public Tour opens private gardens for viewing

Some of the most beautiful private gardens in the area will be open to the public during the biennial Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardener Public Tour, May 16-17...

Brian Newby
May 2

Election Commissioner Newby receives LWV award

Johnson County Election Commissioner Brian D. Newby was recognized for his efforts in helping naturalized U.S. citizens register to vote, at the annual ‘Making Democracy Work’ breakfast sponsored by the Johnson County League of Women Voters (LWV...

May 1

May is Older Americans Month

In 2000, Johnson County was home to about 45,000 people over the age of 65. In 2012, that number climbed to nearly 66,000. That’s a 46 percent increase in just 12 years! According to the Mid-America Regional Council, 60 adults in the region turn...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center
May 1

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 5-9

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center (RPAC) will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season.

The RPAC, 4843 Rosewood Dr. and just east of the Roeland Park Community Center,...

NotifyJOCO logo
April 28

Statement from Leawood Police regarding 4/26/14 Notify JoCo alert

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on April 26, 2014, the Leawood Police Department initiated a NotifyJoCo alert. The alert was intended to make residents in the southern-most part of our city aware of our increased presence while officers were...

in the media
April 24

JoCo in the media

This was a busy week for Johnson County in the local media. From radio to television and newspapers, the media was talking about various issues that impact our County’s residents. In case you missed any of it, here are links to some highlights:...

Budget sim
April 24

How would you manage the County's budget?

Take the budget simulator to help set priorities for Johnson County's 2015 budget. Use this interactive tool to learn more...