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November 30, 2015

Your opinion needed to determine I-35 ramp metering locations

It's no secret that I-35 in Johnson County has some congestion issues. KC Scout, which is jointly operated by the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Transportation, is hoping to improve some of the worst areas of congestion by implementing ramp...

November 25, 2015

Johnson County offices closed Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving

Johnson County Government offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. This includes all Johnson County Library locations and most Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities. Click...

November 25, 2015

Property tax statements mailed to Johnson County taxpayers

If you own property in Johnson County, you will soon receive your annual tax statement, if you haven’t already. The first half of your real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Monday, December 21, 2015, and the second half of...

November 24, 2015

This holiday season is last chance to visit the 1950s All-Electric House at the current Shawnee location

Want to take a step back in time and experience a 1950s-style Christmas? Starting Saturday, Nov. 28, “A Very Fifties Christmas” adorns the 1950s All-Electric House in the space age style of a 1950s holiday and will be open for tours. This is the...

November 23, 2015

Let's talk turkey

Though preparing a turkey might seem like old hat, it never hurts to review the basics of safe handling and cooking prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some reminders from the USDA and CDC:

  • While frozen, a turkey is safe...
November 20, 2015

Two opportunities for fun at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Looking for family-friendly weekend fun? Ernie Miller Nature Center's got you covered with two events on Saturday that are sure to delight the entire family. Both events will take place indoors at Ernie Miller Nature Center (909 N. K-7 Highway,...

November 19, 2015

We saved more than $6 million dollars today!

A “Triple Triple-A” credit rating helped Johnson County save $6.1 million today when we we issued refunding bonds to pay off older debt obligations at a lower interest rate. Please read more about this story in...

November 19, 2015

BOCC proclaims Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day during its weekly meeting this morning. Not familiar with World Toilet Day? Here's the scoop.

On July 24, 2013, the United Nations (UN)...

November 18, 2015

Latest statistics on Johnson County suicides reported

The Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition released the latest statistics on suicides in our community and reported on its 2015 prevention efforts. More information is availalbe...

November 17, 2015

Want to quit smoking? There’s an app for that.

Did you know? After one year of not smoking, a former smoker's excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker. 

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes,...