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Highway X in Brighton to be closed April 22-26

Kenosha County has released the following statement about an upcoming closure of Highway X in Brighton: Highway X (240th Avenue) in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed daily during the week of April 22, as the Kenosha County Division of Highways conducts culvert replacement work. The closures will be in effect from […]

County officials set higher goal for petition drive to keep murderer behind bars

An effort by two elected county officials and a victim’s family to keep a man convicted of a 1985 murder in Bristol behind bars is resetting its goal for a petition drive. The petition asking that convicted murderer Eric Nelson not be granted parole next month reached its original goal of 1,000 signatures April 2, […]

District attorney, county executive join drive to prevent parole for murderer

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Gravely and County Executive Jim Kreuser are lending their help to an effort by a local family to deny parole to a man convicted of a 1985 murder in Bristol. Eric Nelson was convicted of killing Joseph Vite at Vite’s Bristol home. Daniel Dower, a foster child of Vite’s, also was […]

Concern rising among county officials regarding recent overdose deaths

The following news release regarding drug overdose deaths was issued by Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall and Cynthia Johnson, county Health Director: A string of four suspected overdose deaths in the last week is raising concern among public health officials in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the four deaths since March 22 occurred across […]

County offers flood safety information

With the Fox River over flood stage and heading higher, the Kenosha County Division of Health has offered the following information on flood safety: With a Flood Warning in place along the Fox River and Flood Safety Awareness Week coming up the week of March 18-22, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to take […]

Half price radon test kits available from Kenosha County in January

There’s still time to get a low price radon test kit from Kenosha County during January, which is Radon Action Month. From a news release from the county Division of Health: January is Radon Action Month, and the Kenosha County Division of Health encourages people to test their homes for elevated levels of this cancer-causing, odorless, […]

End of year tax reminders from county treasurer

Here are some end of the year tax reminders from Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson: With 2018 tax bills now having been mailed to property owners in all Kenosha County municipalities, Treasurer Teri Jacobson has a reminder for those who have delinquent taxes from past years. The message: If you do not pay your current-year taxes on time, you […]

County says use extra caution around working snowplows

Winter driving season is upon us, a fact that might be quite apparent even this morning. Here is a news release from Kensoah County about how to co-exist safely on the roadways with snow plows, along with some winter driving tips from the State Patrol: With another winter driving season already upon us, the Kenosha […]

Some county offices inaccessible; Western Kenosha County Transit on the road

A power outage has hampered the operation of some county offices in the Administration Building in downtown Kenosha: But Western Kenosha County Transit is operating if you need to get around Monday: ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Time change is a good time to check carbon monoxide detectors, says health dept.

Turn the clock back time is also a good time to take steps against carbon monoxide poisoning, says the Kenosha County Division of Health. From a division press release issued Thursday: As we turn back the clocks on Sunday and temperatures continue to fall, the Kenosha County Division of Health reminds residents to take action to […]

Kenosha County to participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 27

Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Residents are invited and encouraged to bring their unwanted and unused medications to drop-off sites at Entrance D of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, and the Kenosha County Center, […]

Paris Town Board seeking lowering of speed limit on Highway A

The Paris Town Board is seeking a lowering of the speed limit on two stretches of Highway A in the town. The board unanimously approved two resolutions Tuesday asking Kenosha County to conduct traffic studies and implement a reduction of the speed limit on Highway A between Highway 142 and Highway D and in the […]

Kenosha County officials encourage voter registration in advance of November election

Have you considered early voting for the November election? Some elected officials got together in Kenosha Thursday to urge you to do just that. Here is a press release distributed by Kenosha County and the city of Kenosha: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian are calling on residents to make […]

Youth-led groups can apply for Kenosha County Youth As Resources until Oct. 11

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members are all […]

Kenosha County hosting Infant Health and Safety Fair & Diaper Distribution Sept. 26

Kenosha County is holding an Infant Health and Safety Fair & Diaper Distribution as it observes September as National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Infant mortality is the death of a baby within the first year of life. Most babies are born healthy, but in 2016 in Wisconsin, 415 infants died before their first birthday. That is a slight […]

Closure for Highway W in Salem Lakes announced

Highway W in Salem Lakes north of Highway F is facing a long-term closure starting next week, the county has announced. From a post on the county’s website: A road embankment stabilization project will cause a long-term closure on Kenosha County Trunk Highway W (Fox River Road) in the Village of Salem Lakes. The closure – […]

Kenosha County to offer overnight lodge stays at Fox River Park

Kenosha County is opening an overnight lodge at Fox River Park an offering the public a chance to take a look around next week. From a news release from the county Division of Parks: A newly renovated facility within Kenosha County’s Fox River Park will provide overnight camp accommodations for scouts and other civic groups. Kenosha County […]

Crow tests positive for West Nile virus

A dead crow that tested positive for West Nile virus was found in Kenosha County July 31. From a new release from the Kenosha County Division of Health: The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on July 31, 2018, has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird […]

County treasurer announces changes in collection of delinquent taxes

County Treasurer Teri Jacobson has announced changes in how delinquent taxes are collected. From a news release from the treasurer’s office: In an effort to improve the system for all taxpayers, the Kenosha County Treasurer’s Office is making some changes to how it collects delinquent taxes, Treasurer Teri Jacobson announced (Monday). “We now have the ability in our […]

Highway MB to be closed at times next week

A section of Highway MB in Paris will be closed at times next week for road work. From a news released distributed by the county on Friday: Multiple culvert replacements will close a portion of Kenosha County Highway MB (136th Avenue) at various times during the week of May 14. The closures will affect the stretch of […]

Road work to close portions of Highways EM and MB starting this week

Two Western Kenosha County highways are scheduled to close this week for road work, the county Division of Highways has announced. From a news release distributed Monday by the county: In the Village of Twin Lakes, Highway EM (East Lakeshore Drive) is scheduled to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for paving of the gutter. This improvement is […]

2018 Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is May 5

Gather up your household hazardous waste and get to Kenosha County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program  May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. The drop-off is free for residents and will accept a wide variety of household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste items. Here […]

Register by April 27 for county’s wills and power of attorney clinic for veterans

To assist area military veterans and their eligible dependents, the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office is hosting a Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic on Saturday, May 12. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North 3 Conference Room at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. Refreshments will be provided. […]

County declares Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

Well, the weather is bound to get better — maybe even later this week. And with better weather comes road construction. Here is a news release from the county division of highways regarding Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, which is April 9-13: With a new road construction season underway, Kenosha County urges drivers to slow down and […]

Spring election 2018: It’s election day!

Western Kenosha County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2018 spring non-partisan election. Polls throughout our area open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Contested races on are the ballot for: County supervisor in Dist. 18, Dist. 20, Dist. 21, Dist. 22 and Dist. 23. Salem Lakes […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 23 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 23 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 23rd District includes parts of Twin Lakes and Randall and small portion of Wheatland. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 22 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 22 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 22nd District includes parts of Brighton, Wheatland, Randall, and Salem Lakes, including all of Silver Lake. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 21 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 21 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 21st District includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Salem (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 20 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 20 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 20th District includes Paddock Lake and part of Salem Lakes (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 18 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board district 18 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 18th District includes much of Bristol in Western Kenosha County (see map above). The rest of the district is in Pleasant Prairie. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by […]

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