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County News

November 19, 2018

Board of Canvassers approves official election results

The 2018 Fall General Election results were finalized Thursday, Nov. 15, by the Johnson County Board of Canvassers after the addition of more than 5,600 provisional ballots that had been approved by the board on Wednesday.

Johnson County... more

portrait shot of Robert Sullivan
November 15, 2018

Robert Sullivan joins task force to examine pretrial detention practices

Robert Sullivan, director of the Department of Corrections, has been tapped by the Kansas Supreme Court to serve on an ad hoc task force that will examine pretrial detention practices in Kansas district courts and report its findings and... more

Fall 2018 Citizens Academy Graduates
November 14, 2018

Residents graduate from Citizens Academy

Twenty-four residents graduated from the Johnson County Citizens Academy Tuesday night at the County Administration Building.

The Citizens Academy Program (CAP) allows community-minded individuals to discover what makes the high quality of... more

November 13, 2018

America Recycles Day event in downtown Overland Park

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), downtown Overland Park, ProShred and Secure e-Cycle will hold an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1... more

Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert addressing Vietnam era veterans and their guests
November 10, 2018

Vietnam Era Veterans Honored at Johnson County Celebration

Hundreds of local Vietnam War era veterans and their families and friends gathered Saturday morning at Antioch Park in Merriam to be honored for their service.

The celebration, held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense’s... more

dr. examining a child's ears
November 7, 2018

Open enrollment for health insurance ends mid-December

Open enrollment for health insurance marketplace coverage is now open through Dec. 15. The Johnson County Department of Health Environment (JCDHE) has partnered with El Centro this year to offer free, in-person enrollment assistance at the Olathe... more

flag with silhouette of soldier and text which reads Veterans Day
November 7, 2018

Johnson County’s Veterans Day Observance set for Saturday, Nov. 10

The 2018 Johnson County Veterans Day Observance will honor local veterans of the Vietnam War era as its special guests, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense’s ongoing 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War.

The... more

November 6, 2018

Election Day 2018: How, when, where and who

For those who are voting today in Johnson County, the polling locations are open until 7 p.m. Polling places are subject to change with each election. Please verify your polling location... more

doctor speaking to patient
November 6, 2018

Extension provides assistance during Medicare open enrollment

Fall Medicare open enrollment is here and Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering personalized assistance to Johnson County residents through plan comparisons. This service is available throughout the enrollment period, which... more

Rendering of the exterior of the new medical examiner facility
November 5, 2018

Plans underway for new county medical examiner facility

Renderings and a fly-through animation are now available for the new county medical examiner facility. The project team presented those materials along with a project overview and schedule update, at a Committee of the Whole on Thursday, Nov. 1... more

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