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County News

Time to vote clock face
July 31, 2017

Advance voting ends today

Advance voting in person for the August 1 primary election ends today. One location is available: the Johnson County Election Office, 2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, from 8 a.m. to noon.
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July 30, 2017

Visit the Johnson County booth at the fair

Johnson County is showcasing its programs and services at four booths during the...

Budget 2018
July 28, 2017

FY 2018 budget public hearing set for July 31

Johnson County residents are invited to a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31. The hearing will be held in the county commission chambers, 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe.

Residents at the public...

cutting up tree limb
July 25, 2017

Resources for after the storm

A severe storm, with rain and incredibly high winds, blew through the Kansas City metro area on Saturday, July 22. The areas hardest hit were the northeastern part of Johnson County and the midtown area in Kansas City, Missouri. Unfortunately...

July 24, 2017

Be informed for Aug. 1 primary election

You can now advance vote by mail for the primary election on August 1. The election includes elected positions for numerous Johnson County cities, public school boards, Johnson County Community College Trustees and Water District #1.

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Summer JoCo Mag
July 20, 2017

Pick up summer JoCo Mag today

Hot off the presses, JoCo Magazine's summer issue is being mailed this week to county residents. The summer edition includes features on selecting licensed child care for your family, a history lesson as Johnson County celebrates its 160th...

July 19, 2017

Risks increase in working outdoors as temperatures rise

It’s hot, but the summer temperatures to date are not sizzling to record heights. At least, not yet. Hopefully, not ever.

The National Weather Service reports that the all-time hottest temperature in Kansas City was 113 degrees on Aug. 14...

Diagram of the RHSCC group organizational structure
July 17, 2017

Grant will help region prepare for coordinated terrorist attacks

On July 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced $35 million in grant awards for its program to prepare communities for complex, coordinated terrorist attacks (CCTAs). The Mid-America Regional Council, which applied for funding on...

sweating man mowing lawn
July 10, 2017

DHE urges precautions during extreme heat

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages residents to take precautions during this week’s extreme heat. Those who need a place to cool down may visit one of Johnson County...

July 5, 2017

Johnson County to celebrate opening of new park

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 8, will celebrate the official public opening of Lexington Lake Park, 8850 Sunflower Road, in De Soto and north of K-10 Highway.

The new park is owned and operated by the Johnson County...