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Siblings walking to school together wearing backpacks

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 NotifyJoCo.org. NotifyJoCo, a public notification system designed to keep our residents and businesses informed of emergencies, is a free public service made possible by a partnership of local governments and public utilities in Johnson County. 

Popular K-10 Connector resumes regular service Monday

photo of RideKC bus with Johnson County logo on it.

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 Friday from 6 am to 7:20 pm. Rush-hour service in the morning and afternoon operates every half hour. Midday service runs hourly.

Protect your eyes during eclipse

Total eclipse of the heart

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.

Improving water quality

August is Water Quality Month graphic

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?

Commission adopts 2018 budget, includes mill levy reduction

Budget vote

The Johnson County Commission today adopted the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget. The budget includes about a quarter-mill reduction of the county general fund mill levy.

Fishin' in the dark

A fisherman at sunset

On Aug. 12, grab your fishing pole and lantern for an overnight (11 pm - 6 am) fishing opportunity at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane Road, Olathe, KS 66061! The park will be open for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout the night. The next scheduled event will be at Shawnee Mission Park on Aug. 19, also from 11 pm to 6 am.

‘Hot’ tips for summer lawn care

Summer lawn care

Summer arrived on June 21. As weather patterns change day-to-day, Johnson County Research and Extension offers steps to help your lawn survive an onslaught of summer heat.

Mow high

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