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Real estate
January 19, 2018

As real estate market booms, appraised values slated to go up

Home buyers looking for a residence in Johnson County are finding only a two-month supply.  The market trend for homes under $350,000 have the least amount of supply.

This strong demand means residential property values are...

January 17, 2018

January is National Radon Action Month

You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.

Radon levels in Johnson County test above the EPA’s radon action level. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in...

Ed Eilert receiving award and giving remarks
January 16, 2018

Eilert receives local award, honors King legacy

On Monday, Jan. 15, Board of County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert received the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award as presented by the Leawood, Olathe and Overland Park chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (...

Winter weather
January 16, 2018

Two county services canceled today because of weather

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....

MLK holiday banner with image of Washington, D.C. memorial
January 12, 2018

County offices closed on Jan. 15

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...

snowman next to sign that reads sorry we are closed due to inclement weather
January 11, 2018

Johnson County District Court Closure

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...

January 11, 2018

Johnson County proclaims Jan. 15 as MLK Day

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...

Kansas State Capitol
January 10, 2018

Follow the 2018 Kansas legislative session

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...

Quit smoking
January 9, 2018

Quit smoking in 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...

illustration of superhero "it's not too late to fight the flu"
January 8, 2018

Seasonal flu shots are still available

It's not too late to get your flu shot.

Flu shots are still available for adults and children over the age of 6 months at our walk-in health...