Prairie Village officers participating in Special Olympics torch run today. Prairie Village police today will be participating the Kansas torch run to kick off the Special Olympics Summer Games in Wichita. The officers will be arriving at Johnny’s Tavern at Corinth Square between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Officers from throughout the metro will carry the torch from Olathe to Kansas City, Kan., a total of 30.02 miles. More information on the torch run is here.
Kansas revenue $217 million below May expectations. Revenue woes continue for Kansas after Gov. Sam Brownback’s 2013 tax cuts. Revenue figures for May were $217 million below expectations. Coupled with April collections that were $92 million below projections, the state is mow $310 million below estimates from last year. The Brownback administration over the weekend pinned blame for the variance on federal policies. “He is either totally out of touch with what is happening in Kansas or he is willing to say anything to avoid responsibility for the consequences of his own policies,” Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis said. [State revenue dips $217M below estimate in May — Topeka Capital Journal]
KCP&L reminding customers of tree trimming responsibilities. KCP&L is reminding area customers of the guidelines surrounding tree trimming and maintenance as well as debris removal as we head into the summer storm season. An overview of tree trimming and planting guidelines for Kansas can be found here. More detailed information about tree trimming responsibilities for homeowners is here.
SM East students design book cover. Local author Tina Spear enlisted the help of a group of SM East students to design the cover of her debut novel, a young adult title called, “Curse of the Blue Flash.” Kathryn Sackett, a student in Jennifer Hair’s digital design class, created the design that Spear selected for the Kindle version of the book release on Amazon two days ago.