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December 30, 2015

Lower fares and expanded service for transit customers

Great news for transit riders! Beginning Jan. 4, fares on ten local Johnson County Transit bus routes will drop from $2.25 to $1.50 a trip, the same fare as MAX and other local KCATA, Unified Government Transit and IndeBus routes. A $50 31-Day...

December 29, 2015

News about Johnson County Archives

Beginning Jan. 4, 2016, on-site reference services provided by the Johnson County Archives & Records Management staff will be available by appointment only. Currently, the facility, located at 19310 W. 159th Street in Olathe, is open and...

December 28, 2015

Baby it's cold outside

Weather experts are forecasting overnight temperatures as low as 10 degrees this week, so it’s a good time to review some cold-weather safety basics. Typical injuries in cold weather include dehydration, frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some...

December 23, 2015

Holiday schedule for Johnson County Transit

If your holiday plans including taking public transportation, you’ll want to see the latest holiday schedules. Please click here for important transit information.

December 22, 2015

County announces new electronic bidding system

Early next year vendors who do business with Johnson County Government will use a new electronic bidding system called Ionwave. For the first time, potential vendors will be able to submit bids and proposals to our Purchasing Department...

December 21, 2015

Last minute JoCo gift ideas

There aren't many days left for those of us who still have Christmas shopping to do. Here are some ideas for the last-minute shopper that will still be considered thoughtful and will be remembered long after the tornado of wrappings and ribbons...

December 18, 2015

Are you on our stale check list?

Do you have an old uncashed check from Johnson County Government? If it’s at least two years old, it’s going to be cancelled due to a Board of County Commission vote yesterday that follows Kansas law. We’ve posted...

December 17, 2015

2016 CARS and Stormwater Management budgets approved

Traveling across the county may be a little easier after projects approved in the 2016 County Assistance Road System (CARS) Program have been completed. The CARS program was formalized in 1983 after the Board of County Commissioners recognized...

December 16, 2015

Protect yourself this holiday season

Don't let a few Scrooges or Grinches ruin this season of giving. Here are a few safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office:

  • Check your charities...
December 14, 2015

Blood donors urgently needed

Community Blood Center (CBC) has announced a blood emergency and is asking for the community’s help to replenish the supply for the upcoming holiday period and less predictable emergent needs. Blood donors of all blood types are urged to respond...