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Downed tree limb
January 18, 2019

County offers tree, brush debris drop-off locations

Public Works will provide two locations for residents who live in the unincorporated area of Johnson County (not within city limits) to drop off damaged tree and brush debris from last weekend’s snowstorm and this upcoming weekend’s anticipated... more

infograph of hands raised Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I have a Dream
January 18, 2019

MLK events around the county, JoCo offices closed Monday

There are plenty of events throughout the county scheduled to highlight the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). Although Mother Nature has put a hold the Jan. 19 event at Johnson County Community College, that was to feature... more

snowy residential street in Johnson County
January 17, 2019

Have your home tested for Radon

The state of Kansas and Johnson County are recognizing the importance of detecting and getting rid of radon in our homes. On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners designated January as Radon Awareness Month. Last... more

January 17, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event Postponed

Building the Beloved Community: Love is the Only Way will be the keynote at this year’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, delivered by Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Originally scheduled for 5... more

Three employees pose for a photo at a table
January 16, 2019

County honors employees, retirees, LIA recipients at reception

Five hundred and thirty-two Johnson County employees and 85 retirees, collectively representing more than eight millenniums of public service, were honored Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the county’s 2019 Annual Employee Recognition Reception at the... more

January 15, 2019

County hires 1st chief medical examiner to open facility

In addition to being the Johnson County Coroner, Dr. Diane C. Peterson is the county’s first chief medical examiner.  She notes that this designation was something that drew her to the position.

“The attraction to the job and Johnson... more

January 14, 2019

Johnson County swears in new 1st and 4th District Commissioners

Across Kansas, it was swearing-in day for state and county officials elected in the 2018 general election. In Johnson County, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) hearing room was standing room only with an overflow crowd as four... more

man holding head in hands
January 9, 2019

Johnson County Named Mental Health First Aid Champion

One in five Americans struggles with mental illness. Fortunately, for those affected in Johnson County, they are increasingly being met with compassionate care from those who have participated in... more

Adult walking young child to school.
January 8, 2019

Community partnerships help homeless students

Johnson County residents are best served when organizations throughout the community work together to solve problems and create solutions. That’s certainly the case for students in both the Olathe and Shawnee Mission school districts who are or... more

woman reading to baby
January 7, 2019

Packet pick up available to JoCo child care providers

Kansas child care providers who are applying for or renewing a license are now legally required to submit to a comprehensive background check, which includes fingerprints for each individual residing, working or regularly volunteering in a... more

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