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Powerful Tools for Caregivers registration underway

The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you tools to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one. Caregivers are currently spending much of their time at home with their loved ones or are […]

Highway MB to close for culvert work

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway MB (156th Avenue) will be closed between Highway K (60th Street) and 73rd Street on Monday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 23, for three separate culvert replacements. The road will be closed from roughly 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, reopening during the evening […]

POW/MIA Honor Chair to be dedicated Friday at Kenosha County Center

From a news release from the Kenosha County Executive’s Office: As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will be dedicated later this month. A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the commons area at the County Center, located at the intersection […]

Kenosha County Courthouse to reopen Tuesday

From the Clerk of Courts Office: The Kenosha County Courthouse will reopen to the public on Tuesday,Sept. 8, Kenosha County Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced (Friday). Court operations will resume in the same manner as before the recent unrest that caused the closure of the Courthouse on Aug. 24, Matoska-Mentink said. A temporary drop […]

County executive says body cameras for deputies will be in 2021 budget

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said he is committed to bringing body cameras to the Sheriff’s Department. From a news release distributed Monday: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today affirmed his commitment tofunding body camera equipment for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Kreuser said funding for body cameras will be included in the budget that […]

Eastern Kenosha County emergency curfew extended to Monday, Tuesday nights

Kenosha County has extended a state of emergency curfew to Monday night and Tuesday night. The official announcement by Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for Monday August 31th and Tuesday September 1st from 7 PM to 7 AM East of I-94.  The public needs to be off the […]

County facilities in downtown Kenosha closed again Tuesday

An announcement from Kenosha County: The Kenosha County Courthouse and Administration Building will remain closed to the public today (Tuesday, Aug. 25). Court hearings will not be held today — in person or virtually — but other county services will remain available online or by phone. While the Administration Building will not open for the rest […]

Kenosha County courthouse, administration building closed Monday

The Kenosha County Courthouse and Administration Building will be closed to the public Monday, Aug. 24 due to damage sustained during Sunday night’s civil unrest in Kenosha. Court hearings will not be held today, but other county services will remain available online or by phone. The unrest broke out after a police officer shot a […]

Highway D to close Wednesday for culvert replacement

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A portion of Kenosha County Highway D in the Town of Paris will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 12, for an emergency culvert replacement. The closure includes the stretch of Highway D (176th Avenue) between Highway N (38th Street) and Highway 142 (Burlington Road). Drivers are urged to use […]

Kenosha County Circuit Court jury trial to resume Aug. 31

Jury trials are set to resume in Kenosha County Circuit Court on Aug. 31, it was announced Monday. Here’s a news release: The Kenosha County Circuit Court will resume conducting jury trials onAug. 31, with safety protocols in place, Chief Judge Jason Rossell and Clerk of Circuit Court Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced today (Monday) Remote, video […]

Highway F detour in effect near Twin Lakes

A detour of Highway F for the ongoing relocation project for that road is in effect as of Monday. Here is a map of the detour route: Share58Tweet58 Shares

Kenosha County Opioid Task Force warns of more-dangerous-than-usual drugs here

From the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force: The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force has recently become aware of what appears to be a more-dangerous-than-usual, potentially deadly supply of illicit drugs in our community. While we always advise strongly against the use of any illegal drugs, we implore the community now more than ever to refrain […]

Household hazardous waste collection is Saturday

The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is scheduled for Saturday, July 25. 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 St., Bristol, from […]

County reminds those awaiting COVID-19 tests results to quarantine

In you have had a COVID-19 test, the Kenosha County Division of Health reminds you to self-quarantine until you get the result. The reminder comes as the county has seen a increase in testing here. Here’s the new release distributed Monday: In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 testing locally, the Kenosha County Division […]

Water main break closes county courthouse

Are you headed to the Kenosha County Courthouse Monday? Better check first. Here’s an announcement from Joe Potente, communications manager, Kenosha County: The Kenosha County Courthouse is closed this morning due to a water main break that has left the building without service. It will tentatively reopen at 1 p.m. today, pending repair of the […]

Some county offices reopening starting Monday

If you have business to do with Kenosha County face to face it may be a little easier starting Monday. From a news release from the county executive’s office: Kenosha County government offices will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday, June 29, when the County Treasurer’s Office will open to begin accepting property tax payments. […]

Emergency culvert work closing portion of Highway K Thursday

Kenosha County released the following information Thursday morning: A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed today, Thursday, June 25, for an emergency culvert replacement. The closure includes the section of Highway K between highways W (328th Avenue) and B (288th Avenue). Drivers are encouraged to use Highway JB or Highway […]

Highway JB to close Tuesday for culvert repair

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A portion of Kenosha County Highway JB in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, June 16, for a culvert replacement. The closure will affect the section of Highway JB (31st Street) between Highway PH (264th Avenue) and Highway B (288th Avenue). Drivers are encouraged […]

Highway F realignment project to begin Monday

A construction project to realign Highway F through Randall and Twin Lakes is set to begin Monday. Information on the project was shared at a virtual public informational meeting earlier this week. The about 1 mile long project will cost about $3.4 million, with about 80 percent coming from federal funds. County officials say the […]

Virtual public involvement meeting on Highway F project set for Tuesday

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways A virtual public involvement meeting on the upcoming reconfiguration of a portion of Kenosha County Highway F will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and ask questions about the relocation of Highway […]

Kenosha County and city issue curfews for Monday, Tuesday nights

Kenosha County and the city of Kenosha have issued emergency curfews for Monday and Tuesday nights. The curfews will take effect 8 p.m. each night and are set to expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The action Monday follows a similar action taken Sunday when crowds gathered in areas of Kenosha, presumably in […]

Silver Lake County Park open with social distancing, capacity limit

From the Kenosha County Division of Parks: Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing. The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. In response to […]

Dog parks, play grounds in Kenosha County parks re-opened

Dog parks and playgrounds in Kenosha County parks are open again, the county announced Friday. County parks in Western Kenosha County are: Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake, Silver Lake County Park and Fox River County Park in Salem Lakes and KD Park in Wheatland and Randall. Two of the county’s dog parks are […]

Draft Kenosha County Kickstart reopening plan released

A draft of a plan for reopening the local economy, dubbed the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, was released by Kenosha County Friday. The plan outlines proposed guidelines for safely re-opening various types of businesses and institutions while following certain standards and meeting gating criteria. “Our aim is to allow businesses the opportunity to operate successfully, […]

Kenosha County lifts Safer at Home extension

Kenosha County has lifted its Safer at Home extension after receiving legal guidance that the Supreme Court’s Wednedsay ruling also applies to counties. From a new release distributed at about 9 p.m., Thursday: In response to differing and updated legal guidance, Kenosha County is immediately withdrawing its local action that continued the provisions of the […]

County executive supports local extension of Safer at Home order

County Executive Jim Kreuser threw his support behind the extension of the Safer at Home order in the county through May 26. Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit issued the local order hours late Wednesday after the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the statewide measure. This action — allowable under Wisconsin Statute 252.03 — will […]

Kenosha County extends Safer at Home to May 26

Kenosha County health officer Dr. Jen Freiheit has extended the provisions of the state’s Safer at Home order here until May 26. The announcement came in a news release issued about 11:30 p.m., Wednesday to take effect at midnight. “We must stay the course and remain calm until Kenosha County is safe to open for […]

County formulating “Kenosha County Kickstart” plan to reopen the economy

The following new release is from the Kenosha County Joint Information Center: An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday. The initiative, called “Kenosha County Kickstart,” strives to reopen the economy based on the foundations of the state’s […]

Kenosha County reschedules household hazardous waste collection event to July 25

Looks like you’ll have to keep that household hazardous waste around a little bit longer. Kenosha County has announced that its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event — typically held in early May — is being rescheduled. From the news release: This year’s Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 peak date projected as June 3, model says

Kenosha County has released modeling Saturday that shows the local peak of COVID-19 cases could be reached in early June. The model finds that Kenosha County’s new COVID-19 peak date would be on approximately June 3, with 2,480 people infected. Figuring a 20 percent hospitalization rate and a 30 percent intensive care rate of hospitalizations, […]

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