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Welcome 2019 Happy New Year!
December 31, 2018

Johnson County offices closed January 1

Johnson County offices will be closed Jan. 1, for New Year's Day. Offices will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Have an enjoyable and safe holiday! Critical services will continue to be provided through the holiday.

December 28, 2018

Don't toss your tree - recycle it

Every year, countless Christmas trees end up in landfills. But there’s a better way to take down the holiday décor while being environmentally friendly. Johnson County Parks and Recreation District will gladly take your tree off your hands at no...

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Meeting
December 26, 2018

Board of County Commissioners will next meet Jan. 10

The board will reconvene in the board room at 111 S. Cherry St., third floor at 9:30 a.m., on Jan. 10. The Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 meetings have been cancelled due to the Christmas holiday and the lack of a quorum, respectively.

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Joe Waters receive architectural award
December 21, 2018

Architecture organization recognizes JoCo leader

As you look around, it’s clear that creating efficient, innovative and attractive structures is a priority when it comes to Johnson County serving residents. This month, Johnson County Assistant Manager Joe Waters was recognized for guiding area...

Stethoscope and a pretend heart in someone's hands
December 20, 2018

Grant accepted for prevention and management of chronic disease

Thanks to $850,000 in new grant funding, Johnson County residents will benefit from an increased emphasis on cardiovascular disease prevention and management. Today, the Board of County Commissioners voted to accept grant funding from the Kansas...

December 19, 2018

Johnson County K-State Extension saves residents nearly $364K

October into December can be a challenging time for older adults as they enroll in Medicare. For some, the process can be overwhelming, so to have assistance along the way is always appreciated. Through the help of a Johnson County Extension...

Ground breaking for new medical examiner facility
December 19, 2018

Ground breaking for new medical examiner facility

County leaders and other partners and stakeholders donned hard hats and flipped dirt on a cold and drizzly Thursday. A ground breaking ceremony celebrated the construction of Johnson County’s first-ever medical examiner facility.


December 18, 2018

Governor signs Radon Awareness Month proclamation

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can have serious health consequences, including lung cancer, when excess levels are present in your home. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Johnson County K-State Extension Agent Denise Dias was at the...

road closure sign
December 17, 2018

Portion of Cherry Street closed Tuesday, Dec. 18

Those who may be headed to downtown Olathe, will want to avoid Cherry Street, from Park to Loula, on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

The road will be closed to through vehicular traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the installation of a 3D crosswalk....

December 17, 2018

Updates regarding Johnson County BOCC meetings

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will conduct its Dec. 20 meeting offsite in the Olathe City Hall city council chambers, located at 100 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe 66062. The 9:30 a.m. meeting is being relocated due to minor...