Your daily planner: Tuesday, June 28

A toy sub waits to get played with recently at the Prairie Village city pool. Photo credit Kyle Palmer.

Hey there, Johnson County! Kyle here to set you up for this Tuesday.

Forecast: ☀️ High: 85, Low: 65. Another day in paradise. Sunny with calm winds and few clouds.

Diversions

  • It’s another good night for baseball at the K as the Royals take on the Texas Rangers at 7:10 p.m. The first 10,000 fans who are 21 or over will receive a Royals-themed Hawaiian shirt. It’s also Dollar Dog Night. Tickets start at $10. 

Public Agenda

  • The Leawood Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. today and, among other items, will hold a public hearing on an alternate parking study at the Town Center Crossing shopping center near 119th Street and Roe Avenue.
  • The Johnson County Planning Commission meets today at 5:45 p.m. and will discuss the Board of County Commission’s recent decision to approve new solar farm regulations that contradict the planning commission’s recommendations.
  • The Lenexa City Council’s Committee of the Whole also meets tonight at 7 p.m. and will review the city’s proposed 2023 budget.

Noteworthy

  • Three people were killed and more than 50 hospitalized after an Amtrak train derailed near Mendon, Missouri, northeast of Kansas City. The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it struck a dump truck at a crossing. [Kansas City Star]
  • Former Republican state representative Ed O’Malley of Roeland Park has been named the new President and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. The KHF, a statewide private philanthropy, aims to improve health outcomes for all Kansans. O’Malley starts in his new role on August 10.
  • U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids will be at Shamrock Trading Corp. in Overland Park today to highlight her ongoing work to pass a bipartisan measure aimed at expanding professional apprenticeships.