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It's OKAY if You're Not Okay podcast logo
January 15, 2021

It's Okay if You're Not Okay podcast

In the most recent episode of the It's Okay if You're not Okay podcast, Keith, Kate, John and Renee took on the claim that "2020 stunk" (or worse) head-on by sharing experiences they were grateful for or proud of that happened during the...

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January 14, 2021

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds select airshow at New Century AirCenter for 2022 show season

KC Air Show Charities, producer of the KC Air Show, announce that the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “The Thunderbirds” have selected New Century AirCenter as one of their sites for the 2022 show season. This marks the fourth...

JoCo on the Go Podcast logo
January 14, 2021

JoCo on the Go podcast - Courthouse completed, many services remain virtual during pandemic

On JoCo on the Go, episode #75, hear from some of those who led the Johnson County Courthouse construction project. Find out the new features at the facility that will allow the county to better serve residents. Learn about how the...

A health care worker's hands about to administer a vaccine into a person's arm
January 13, 2021

JCDHE shares data on vaccines received and administered

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has the following update regarding COVID-19 vaccines recently received:

  • Received 1,000 doses from Health Partnership Clinic on Jan. 11
  • Received 1,000 doses from KU...
Dr. Sanmi Areola
January 13, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include: 

  • There were 2,...
collage of photos from ceremony
January 11, 2021

Johnson County holds swearing-in ceremony for three new, two re-elected officials

The Honorable Ryan Kelly, chief judge of the Tenth Judicial District Court, administered the oath of office to three new and two re-elected Johnson County officials during an inaugural ceremony on Monday, Jan. 11.

In his opening remarks,...

A health care worker vaccinating a woman wearing a mask
January 8, 2021

JCDHE requests patience through vaccination rollout

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has received limited amounts of vaccine, but is seeing tremendous demand from those seeking the vaccine.

"JCDHE is asking for the public’s patience with the rollout of the COVID-19...

Lenexa City Center library
January 8, 2021

Library branch temporarily closed due to COVID

Johnson County Library’s Lenexa City Center location will be temporarily closed until Tuesday, Jan. 12, due to a potential COVID-19 exposure. In an abundance of caution, the closure includes the drive-thru window, materials return and the holds...

Johnson County government logo
January 7, 2021

Johnson County Government reorganizes departments to provide improved customer service

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved the immediate reorganization of two county departments, Records and Tax Administration (RTA) and Treasury and Financial Management (TFM), to improve customer satisfaction.


January 6, 2021

New Johnson County Courthouse completion and celebration

This week marks the completion of the new Johnson County Courthouse located in downtown Olathe. This new courthouse will fulfill a need that has been studied for 20 years: delivering a building that reflects the significance of the justice system...