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Photo County Manager presenting an item to Sheriff Denning and Undersheriff Cavanaugh
December 13, 2016

County celebrates careers of Sheriff Denning and Undersheriff Cavanaugh

On Friday, Dec. 9, more than a hundred people gathered to celebrate the careers of Sheriff Frank Denning and Undersheriff Kevin Cavanaugh in a retirement ceremony and celebration at the Olathe Community Center.

Dozens of attendees stood in...

Administration building
December 12, 2016

Dec. 15 BOCC meeting moved to Olathe City Hall

The Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled for Dec. 15, 2016, will not be held at the Johnson County Administration building because of audio/visual equipment upgrades. Instead, it will be held at Olathe City Council Chambers, located at...

Schedule with post it notes
December 8, 2016

Preliminary timeline for courthouse construction

The preliminary timeline identifies numerous actions to be taken before groundbreaking occurs:

  • Nov. 8 – voters approve Public Safety Sales Tax
  • Dec. 9 - Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopt a resolution to levy...
logo for Meals on Wheels
December 7, 2016

Donate as little as an hour each month, make a difference

Johnson County Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers who have just one extra hour a month during their lunch break to deliver meals to homebound seniors.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, nutritious noon meal to these...

Citizens Academy participants tour the Johnson County Library
December 6, 2016

Apply for the Johnson County Citizens Academy program

Learn about the inner workings of Johnson County Government and how you can get more involved in our community through the Johnson County Citizens Academy program! The spring 2017 session will begin Feb. 16 and meet for three hours (6–9 p.m.)...

Winter weather hazards
December 1, 2016

Be prepared for winter weather hazards

It’s Winter Weather Awareness Day in Kansas. Here are tips to be better prepared for inclement weather as Johnson County residents deal with the first cold snap of the season.

Before a winter storm

  • Prepare:...