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Severe weather
March 1, 2018

NotifyJoCo's sign-up feature makes it easy to stay informed

Signing up for emergency alerts from NotifyJoCo just got easier with a new feature that allows residents and businesses to sign up via a text message. Anyone who lives, works or plays in Johnson County can text NOTIFYJOCO (all one word) to 888777... more

February 28, 2018

County parks begin summer hours on March 1

Summer hours  from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park &  Recreation District parks. The summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the change in hours are:

February 27, 2018

April-March issue of The Best Times mailed to readers

The March-April issue of The Best Times, a bimonthly magazine for Johnson County’s 60-plus population, is on the way to its readership.

The cover story showcases volunteer drivers with the Catch-a-Ride program of the Johnson County... more

Kansas City, Mo.
February 26, 2018

County receives KDOT grant for jobs access transit proposal

Johnson County Government has been awarded funding to implement a new, jobs-focused regional connection between southwest Johnson County and southern Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas Department of Transportation awarded the county $168,000 in grant... more

Home values rising
February 25, 2018

Appraised values expected to climb as real estate market booms

Strong housing demands combined with a very low supply of homes in Johnson County is causing residential appraised values to climb again this year.

During the week of Feb. 26, the Johnson County Appraisers Office will send homeowners in... more

crowd at JoCo Museum
February 23, 2018

Take a peek behind the scenes at the museum

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Feb. 24 beginning at 1 pm to take a behind the scenes tour of the Johnson County Museum’s collections storage facility at the new Arts... more

team making small talk during coffee break
February 23, 2018

Coffee with Johnson County legislators

Johnson County Library’s popular Legislative Coffees series starts Saturday, Feb. 24. You can discover what’s percolating in the... more

February 16, 2018

Monday is Presidents Day

Monday, Feb. 19 is the national holiday known as Presidents Day. Originally, a day to honor the birthday of country’s first president, George Washington, it was later combined to also recognize the birthday of 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. ... more

notebook with page which reads Tax 2017
February 15, 2018

Free tax preparation is available

It's income tax time! Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is again partnering with El Centro and NextStepKC to host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive., Olathe.... more

Picture of 1940s teacher Corinthia Nutter and embroidered handkerchief
February 14, 2018

Hidden stories of the county's African American community

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the museum is hosting an interactive multi-media exhibit highlighting Johnson County’s African American neighborhoods, institutions and individuals. The exhibit is... more

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