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Outdoor security camera
March 20, 2019

Register for COM-CAM; Surveillance video could help investigators

If you live in Johnson County and have home security cameras, consider registering your cameras with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Your footage could be invaluable evidence if someone commits a crime near your home.

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Red public works vehicle lays down material for a chip and seal on a paved country road.
March 20, 2019

After heavy winter, Public Works prepares for warmer work

After a winter that produced more than three times the precipitation as the winter before, everyone is excited that spring is finally here.

Johnson County Public Works department is putting away the snow plows and getting ready for warmer...

Commissioner Hanzlick joins volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels.
March 19, 2019

Meals on Wheels celebration in March

Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels is participating in the 17th Annual March for Meals campaign during the month of March. The focus is on raising awareness about senior hunger, recruiting additional community volunteers, and...

2019 county health rankings key findings report cover image
March 19, 2019

Johnson County upholds its rank as the healthiest in Kansas

Johnson County is the healthiest county in Kansas according to the 10th annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the...

March 15, 2019

You’re invited! Consider joining a diabetes prevention program

Making lifestyle changes is hard! Consider joining a diabetes prevention program that meets weekly to support participants in making healthy habits a priority.

Attend a free informational session about the program from noon to 1 p.m. on...

Group of painters from Ghana
March 15, 2019

Johnson County shares re-blended paint with Ghana

For nearly 25 years, the Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste facility has collected unwanted latex paint and other household chemicals from Johnson County homes; providing a safe and environmentally friendly option for disposal of these...

tower crane view of the new courthouse tunnel in downtown Olathe
March 14, 2019

Courthouse tunnel project progress

Those who drive in downtown Olathe will be happy to know that crews have passed the halfway mark with the courthouse tunnel project.  


WIC community garden
March 13, 2019

WIC program prepares for community garden kickoff

The WIC program is a supplemental food and nutrition education program that provides services to Johnson County families who qualify. The goal is to promote healthy living among pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms and children under five....

Mental Health First Aid instructors meet with County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson around a table in a conference room
March 12, 2019

Register now for nationally recognized mental health training

Residents who want some basic training on how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis should register today for this week’s Mental Health First Aid training. This evidence-based program...

March 8, 2019

Genealogy fair is good for beginners

If you have ancestors, or even relatives, you can learn how to explore their histories at the 2019 National Genealogy Day Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Johnson County’s Central Resource Library, 9875 West 87th St.,...