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Staff from JCPRD and the County Manager's Office pose with Johnson County Commissioners Eilert, Klika and Shaffer for award.
July 16, 2018

Arts & Heritage Center wins national award

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) was awarded the Historical/Cultural Facility Award for the Arts & Heritage Center by the National...

Election Office "vote here" sign
July 13, 2018

July 17 is voter registration deadline

Tuesday, July 17, is the voter registration deadline for those wishing to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election. Residents can check their registration or register for the first time with the ...

County management and commissioners turning dirt for groundbreaking
July 12, 2018

Construction officially kicks off on new Johnson County Courthouse

Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners celebrated the construction kickoff of the new courthouse with about 175 residents, city and county leaders, community groups and other interested stakeholders. The groundbreaking ceremony...

Portrait of Penny Postoak Ferguson
July 12, 2018

BOCC appoints Penny Postoak Ferguson as County Manager

Today, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the contract to appoint Penny Postoak Ferguson as County Manager for Johnson County.

“We have witnessed Ms. Postoak Ferguson’s capabilities during the past...

Photo of the new voting equipment with screen on
July 9, 2018

Get a sneak peek at our new voting equipment

Johnson County voters have the opportunity to see and use the county’s new voting equipment ahead of its debut in the upcoming primary election. Voters will be able to cast a practice vote on the new voting equipment and learn more about its...

Kansas ID card
July 5, 2018

Website link offers access to Real ID information

A link provided to The Best Times magazine regarding the federal Real ID program is preventing access to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website for more information.

The correct link is:...

July 5, 2018

Communication survey results are key to planning

Each year since 2014, Johnson County surveys residents on ways to improve the quality of county communication with the public. The survey, administered by ETC Institute in Olathe, is conducted by phone with a random sample of 408 county residents...

July 2, 2018

New and expanded bus service across the Kansas City region

A significant improvement in access to jobs in southern Johnson County and in Kansas City’s Northland is evident as RideKC introduces a new express route to Gardner and Edgerton businesses; adds night service on two popular routes between Johnson...

Green Firework
July 2, 2018

Firework ordinances and safety

As we approach the 4th of July holiday, it's good to keep safety — and local firework ordinances in mind.

Recently, social media specialist Keith Davenport sat down with Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Claire Canaan to discuss firework...