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County News

February 14, 2019

Public Works staff member recognized for increasing efficiency

Jeremey Biles was recognized Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Public Works maintenance worker received a Leadership in Action award after identifing a lack of efficiency in a shoulder-rocking process. He did ...

detour map
February 13, 2019

Road closure at JoCo's Sunset campus, Feb. 18-22, detour available

As progress is made on the construction of the Medical Examiner Facility, on the Johnson County Sunset Drive campus, in Olathe, a road closure is necessary to extend water and sewer lines. The road closure affects the west entrance to the Health...

the entrance to the exhibit
February 13, 2019

The Johnson County Museum ’20s Exhibit

The Johnson County Museum is a fascinating look at the history of our community.  But the recent biggest draw for it has been “The Turbulent Twenties” exhibit and there is a good reason for it. 

Want to see it? Well, the exhibit (and...

world globe pointed at Africa
February 12, 2019

Cultural Celebration and Conversation, tonight, in Olathe

The Johnson County Diversity and Equity Committee, in partnership with the Olathe Public Library, is sponsoring a Cultural Celebration and Conversation from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Olathe Downtown Library, 201 E. Park. The...

Photo of 10 county employees who completed their intensive Positive Behavior Supports certification.
February 11, 2019

Celebrating Positive Behavior Supports milestones and graduations

Our Positive Behavior Supports program is creating positive outcomes and participants celebrated important milestones on Friday.

Johnson County is collaborating on PBS with the ...

2019 Board of County Commissioners
February 7, 2019

Boards and committees assigned for BOCC

Our Board of County Commissioners wear many different hats. One of those hats is serving as liaisons to or members on a variety of boards and committees. Some are related to county government departments and agencies; others are regional boards...

Downed tree limb
February 6, 2019

Public Works extends drop off dates for winter storm debris

Public Works plans to continue to accept winter storm tree and brush debris at Heritage Park this Saturday for those who live in the unincorporated area of Johnson County (not within city limits). Saturday's hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....

tax form with pen and calculator
February 5, 2019

Free income tax assistance will soon be available

It's income tax time! Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is again partnering with El Centro and NextStepKC to host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the Sunset Drive Office Building.

All VITA site volunteer ...

detour sign
February 4, 2019

Tunnel construction on Santa Fe in Olathe to impact traffic

Travelers will be taking “the scenic route” for about eight weeks, beginning Feb. 11, during a tunnel construction project under Santa Fe in downtown Olathe.

Currently, an underground tunnel runs from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office...