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July 6, 2021

Southbound Cherry Street road closure begins today

The tallest portion of the old Johnson County courthouse is coming down, causing a closure of southbound Cherry Street between Santa Fe and Park streets starting on July 6 and lasting about a month. During this time, the HAWK pedestrian signal on... more

July 1, 2021

The Best Times profiles Negro Creek Renaming Committee members

The July-August issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story featuring members of the Negro Creek Renaming Committee, offering historical research about the waterway and explaining the process to possibility... more

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June 30, 2021

BOCC June update

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in June 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at... more

KC Air Show
June 30, 2021

KC Air Show this weekend

The Kansas City Air Show is back on and it’s coming to Johnson County’s New Century Air Center this Independence Day weekend. On July 3-4, you’ll see dozens of amazing air show performances, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force... more

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June 29, 2021

Johnson County Museum wins national award of excellence

Congratulations to The Johnson County Museum for receiving the American Association of State and Local History’s 2021 Award of Excellence for its response to COVID-19. The museum’s pandemic response included a collecting initiative and temporary... more

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June 25, 2021

JoCo on the Go: KC Air Show comes to JoCo

On JoCo on the Go, episode #95, the pandemic may have gotten in the way in 2020, but the Kansas City Air Show is back on and it’s coming to Johnson County’s New Century Air Center this Independence Day weekend. On July 3-4, you’ll see... more

Chris Butler, Scott Gray and Kevin Glur
June 24, 2021

BOCC recognizes Leadership in Action award recipients

In an ongoing effort to call attention to employees for their outstanding public service, during today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board, along with County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson recognized three Facilities department... more

June 23, 2021

PPE distribution update, EOC deactivated

Johnson County Emergency Management has offered personal protective equipment (PPE) for local organizations in response to COVID-19. Through the last month’s distribution effort, Johnson County distributed an additional 1,803,565 (or 157 pallets... more

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June 23, 2021

Public health advisory lifted

In collaboration with Johnson County Wastewater (JCW), the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has lifted the public health advisory put in place on June 15, for residents living between 123rd... more

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June 18, 2021

Johnson County issues Juneteenth proclamation

A proclamation was signed on June 18 by Chairman Ed Eilert, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, on behalf of the board, proclaiming June 19 as Juneteenth in Johnson County. He was joined by County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson and... more