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Two county services canceled today because of weather
January 16, 2018

Johnson County Meals on Wheels deliveries for Tuesday, Jan. 16, have been canceled because of brutal temperatures in the metropolitan area.

Residents who receive Meals on Wheels are asked to use meals previously provided to them today. Catch-a-Ride services have also been suspended for today.

For more information, contact Johnson County Human Services at 913-715-8859 or email Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org.

County offices closed on Jan. 15
January 14, 2018

Johnson County offices, libraries, courts and park offices will be closed in on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in observance of the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

County offices and services will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Johnson County District Court Closure
January 11, 2018

Today, Jan. 11, the Johnson County District Court will close at 3 p.m.

Due to inclement weather, the court, located at 100 North Kansas Avenue, Olathe KS 66061 will close today at 3 p.m. The closure includes court proceedings, clerk operations and court services. Individual court divisions will reschedule any proceedings originally scheduled after 3 p.m.

Court information and payments are available 24 hours a day at courts.jocogov.org.

Johnson County proclaims Jan. 15 as MLK Day
January 11, 2018

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Monday, Jan. 15, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day in Johnson County. The proclamation calls upon citizens to honor his memory by participating in observances that commemorate his important contributions to the nation and his “vision of peace and goodwill” for the world.

The proclamation was issued Thursday, Jan. 11, by Chairman Ed Eilert during the board’s weekly business session meeting.

Monday’s observance of MLK Day falls on his birthday (he was born Jan. 15, 1929) and on the eve of several community celebrations in commemorating “The Life and Legacy of Dr. King” and the 50th anniversary of his death.

Upcoming activities include:

• A “Hidden Stories from Johnson County’s African American Community” at the Johnson County Museum through Feb. 28 at the Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.

• MLK Exhibit at Gardner City Hall, 120 East Main, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11-12.

• 14th Annual MLK Legacy and Awards Dinner on Jan. 14 at the Overland Park Marriott, 10800 Metcalf Ave. The program starts at 7 p.m.

• 18th Annual Olathe MLK Celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Bell Cultural Arts Center at Mid-America Nazarene University, 2030 East College Way.

• MLK Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Olathe Downtown Library, 201 East Park.

Johnson County offices will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of the federal holiday that encourages all Americans to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of freedom, equality and opportunity for all people.

Follow the 2018 Kansas legislative session
January 10, 2018

The 2018 Kansas legislative session began Monday in Topeka, and all eyes are on the statehouse as lawmakers work on the state budget, school finance and other important legislative items this session. If you’re hoping to stay in-the-know this session, be sure to check out state web resources, follow statehouse reporters and review county resources on legislative news and information.

State web resources

The Kansas State Legislature website is a wealth of information during the session.

You can find a bill, find your legislator, watch for legislative deadlines and research existing state statutes. You’ll also find a web resource for current happenings in both House and Senate chambers of the Kansas Legislature.

Kansas Legislative Research Department maintains web resources on the legislative process and objective research across state policy areas. Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit publishes reports for the lawmakers on many policy areas.

Statehouse reporters

The 2018 legislative session will be watched by many across Johnson County and Kansas. The statehouse press corps publish daily news and information during the session. To stay up-to-date, we suggest following statehouse reporters on Twitter.

County resources

Johnson County Government will share major updates from the 2018 session on Twitter and Facebook, so we’d recommend following our accounts. Johnson County Developmental Supports also follows the session closely on Twitter. You can learn more about our government relations efforts and view the county’s legislative agenda online.

Quit smoking in 2018
January 10, 2018

If you’re thinking of quitting tobacco use in 2018, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help.

JCDHE recommends using your smartphone to tackle quitting smoking. Staff suggest signing up for a smokefree.gov text messaging program that sends you tips and challenges to help you achieve your cessation goals.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment houses web information on the Kansas Tobacco Use Prevention Program, including tobacco facts and reports, cessation resources and other state-level public health resources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also maintains useful web resources on smoking and tobacco use, including Kansas-specific facts on tobacco. According to the CDC, 17.7 percent of adults in Kansas smoked cigarettes in 2015 and 4,400 adults die from smoking-related illnesses each year. 

According to CDC data, $1.1 billion was spent on healthcare costs from smoking in 2009 alone.

Follow JCDHE on Twitter for more advice on quitting tobacco use in 2018.