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Flood survivors can now apply for CDBG Emergency Assistance Program funds

Applications are now available for Kenosha County residents who want to access Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program funds awarded to the county in the wake of flooding this summer. An application form is available here. From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: Kenosha County residents whose homes were damaged by the July […]

Gateway Technical College students work with ash trees in Silver Lake Park

Gateway Technical College horticulture students were in Silver Lake County Park this week working on the park’s dead ash trees. From a news release from the county’s Department of Public Works & Development Services-Division of Parks: A unique partnership earlier this week turned a rural Kenosha County park into a real-world laboratory for students in Gateway Technical […]

County to host 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration Nov. 4

Kenosha County will host a event to reach out to homeless veterans. From a news release from the Department of Human Services: The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is planning a special event as Veterans Day approaches. Veterans, active duty military members and their families are invited to the 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 28, but Kenosha County has year round options

Saturday, Oct. 28 may be National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, but Kenosha County residents are fortunate they have local options for disposing of unused prescription drugs year round — including two drop-off locations in Western Kenosha County. From a news release for County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t […]

Deadline to apply for lottery and gaming credit is Oct. 2

The following news release from county Treasurer Teri Jacobson about the lottery and gaming credit has a looming deadline: Are you receiving the state Lottery and Gaming Credit on your property tax bill? Now’s the time to check, and to request the funds you’re due if you’re not receiving them, Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson advises. Property owners […]

Kenosha County receives $300,000 federal grant to battle opioid addiction

Kenosha County has announced the receipt of a grant to create a program aimed at fighting the spread of opioid addiction, a problem that has been greater here than nearby Wisconsin counties of late. From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: A $300,000 federal grant will enable Kenosha County to launch a […]

Highway W expected to reopen this week; Highway AH and SA paving updates; Highway MB work completed

Highway W — with a smoothed out turn that used to be nearly 90 degrees — is expected to reopen later this week, Kenosha County announced Tuesday. The road has been closed since late May to through traffic. The project is now substantially completed, though some “punch list” items remain to be completed by the […]

Work on Highways JF and SA to begin next week and week after

Work on two county Highways in Western Kenosha County is set to begin next week and the week after. From a news release from the county Division of Highways: Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 12, on repaving of County Trunk Highway JF (119th Street) from 259th Avenue to Highway 83 (Antioch Road). County Trunk Highway […]

Repaving on Highway MB in Bristol to begin this week

Work on Highway MB in Bristol will begin this week and last through mid-Septmeber. From a news release from the county: A repaving project on Kenosha County Highway MB (160th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol will begin this week. Highway MB will be resurfaced from Highway 50 (75th Street) to just north of the roundabout at Highway […]

Crow tests positive for Wet Nile virus

A dead crow found in Kenosha County has tested positive for West Nile virus. Here is more from the Kenosha County Division of Health: The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on August 11, 2017 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that […]

2017-18 Kenosha County Youth in Governance participants announced

Kenosha County Youth in Governance swore in its newest class of 14 local high school students earlier this summer. Participants serve as advisory members of the County Board’s six standing committees, plus the Kenosha Joint Services Board. They attend meetings and have the opportunity to contribute to discussions just the same as the elected supervisors who make up […]

USDA loan program may help local flood victims

Kenosha County has issued a news release about a loan program that might be of help to victims of recent flooding: Wisconsin Emergency Management is citing a loan program available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office as a possible source of funds to help residents affected by the recent floods. USDA Rural Development has funding […]

County health division reacts to string of opioid deaths here

The Kenosha County Division of Health has issued the following statement in the wake of a string of recent opioid deaths here: The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Division of Health are issuing a warning about opioid and opiate use after a string of 10 suspected overdose deaths in Kenosha County […]

Feds here to assess flood damage to determine relief

Federal officials joined county officials in touring Kenosha County Tuesday assessing good damage in the wake of heavy rain July 11 and 12 and resulting flooding. The assessments will be used to determine whether local residents and businesses will be eligible for federal grants and other assistance to recover from flood damage. From a news […]

County still seeking federal disaster assistance in wake of record flooding

Kenosha County officials continue to work toward helping southeastern Wisconsin qualify for federal disaster relief, a statement released Monday afternoon from the county executive’s office said. “Lt. Staples and our county departments are working hard to ensure that Kenosha County is able to draw down the highest possible amount of federal and state money to help […]

County offers flood disaster recovery tips and assistance

Here is a press release from Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office regarding flood disaster recovery tips and assistance: Recent flooding throughout Kenosha County resulted in damage to public and private property, as well as displacement of residents from their homes. Kenosha County residents affected by flooding should be aware of the health and safety hazards associated with […]

List of county highway closures

Here is a list of highway closures due to flooding from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as of early Thursday afternoon: Highway MB from 142 to Highway E and from Highway C to Highway 50. Highway C from Highway 45 to Highway D. Highway E from I94 to 104th Avenue. Highway KR from Highway H to […]

County highway department, sheriff’s deputies responding to numerous flooded road conditions

Kenosha County Highway Department has issued the following statement regarding flooded roads this morning: Due to the severe weather pattern that passed through Kenosha County, we are presently responding along with the Kenosha County Highway Department to numerous reports of flooded roadways and washouts. The following roadways are closed due to the flooding or washouts: The […]

County awarded $3.3 million to drive lead-based paint removal here

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Friday that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to combat lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards. From the announcement released by the county: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week awarded $3,300,000 to the Kenosha County Division of Health to […]

County clerk mailing suspension notices to dormant voters

If you have not voted in an election in a while, you may be getting some mail from Kenosha County soon. Here’s an announcement from County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki regarding Notices of Suspension: “Notice of Suspension” postcards are on their way to the mailboxes of 12,738 registered Kenosha County voters who have not voted in […]

County recognizes Nurse-Family Partnerships on Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, the Kenosha County Division of Health Services has the following to say about the importance of Nurse-Family Partnerships to first time moms in need: This Mother’s Day, we recognize all of the moms who are working hard to give their children the best possible start and opportunities for success. It’s not easy being a mom […]

Kenosha County’s household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste collection is May 6

Everyone who lives in Kenosha County – the city, towns and villages – can dispose of their household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste by bringing their waste items to the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, on Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the only county-wide household hazardous waste collection […]

Spring Election 2017: It’s Election Day!

It’s Spring Election Day today with non-partisan municipal, school and judicial offices on the ballot. At the state level, there is a contested election for state superintendent of schools. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting in Twin Lakes will be at Village Hall. Salem Lakes will be using all three polling places: Salem […]

Spring Election 2017: Circuit court judge candidate questionnaire answers

Voters throughout Kenosha County will be able to vote in a contested election for circuit court judge on April 4. Each candidate was sent the same request for biographical information and a set of questions. Following are their answers:

Health Dept. says: Flu surging here; not too late for flu vaccine

The Kenosha County Division of Health wants you to know that there’s a surge in local flu cases going on, but it’s still not too late to get a flu vaccination. From a news release from the health division: The Kenosha County Division of Health is advising residents that it is not too late to receive […]

Kenosha County Youth In Governance program accepting nominations

Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government is seeking nominations for motivated young people for the 2017-2018 year. The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are: Youth must be a Kenosha County resident. Youth must be a high school student in 10th […]

2017 Kenosha County 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby cancelled due to poor ice conditions

The annual Kenosha County 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby has been cancelled due to poor ice conditions. The derby was to take place Saturday. Here is the full announcement from the county Department of Public Works and Development Services: Due to unseasonably high temperatures and limited ice accumulations, the Kenosha County Parks is canceling its annual 4-H Youth […]

County snow plow rear-ended in I-94 crash

A Kenosha County Public Works snow plow was involved in a crash on I-94 early Thursday morning. Lt. Nathan Clark of Wisconsin State Patrol said a patient or patients were transported to a local hospital from the crash, but he could not say who from information available to him at the time of our interview. […]

KD Park reopens with better access, plans for future

A mix of county officials, contractors and some fans of the property re-opened KD park Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The 300-plus acre county park is on the site of a former gravel pit. It first opened in 2010. It was closed since August for the construction of a paved parkway, parking stalls, signage and […]

KD Park to reopen after ceremony Tuesday

If you have been missing getting out to KD Park, you are in luck. The county park is set to reopen after a grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. From a media release from the county executive’s office: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced the reopening of West End Park, locally known as KD […]

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