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January 22

Remodeled Central Resource Library now open

After 280 days of construction, the renovated Central Resource Library at 87th and Farley in Overland Park is back open! The remodeled facility includes many new features such as a MakerSpace that's six times the size of the previous one, plus a... more

January 21

Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check-ups Saturday

Did you realize that three out of four kids who are buckled up are not restrained properly or sit in a seat that is incorrectly installed? Attend a free car seat safety check-up this Saturday to make sure your kiddo is riding safely.

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January 19

Look for your winter JoCo Magazine

Your winter edition of JoCo Magazine should arrive in Johnson County mailboxes this week if it hasn't already. The online version, along with our Web Extras, is... more

January 15

County offices closed on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Our offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Yesterday our Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to Henry Lyons, president of the Olathe NAACP. You... more

January 14

Kansas' first Veterans Treatment Court launches

On Wednesday afternoon, Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and other dignitaries helped open the first Veterans Treatment Court in Kansas. The mission of the VTC is to identify veterans in the criminal justice system and, when eligible, get them... more

January 12

Proclamation and events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Henry Lyons, president of the Olathe NAACP, is expected to receive a proclamation at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, proclaiming Jan. 18, 2016, as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an... more

January 8

Effort to take an exterior photo of every property in Johnson County kicks off today

A countywide property-imaging project kicks off in Johnson County today. The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to take high-resolution street level photos of the exterior of every property in the... more

January 7

Johnson County announces new Citizens Academy

This spring, Johnson County will host a pilot Citizens Academy program. A Citizens Academy is a valuable tool for residents to learn more about the services and programs available in their community. We hope to better inform Johnson County... more

January 6

Need help with health insurance enrollment?

Our Department of Health and Environment is ready to help. We will host three Affordable Care Act enrollment events in January. Certified HealthCare.gov navigators will be available to help individuals and families renew their... more

January 5

Are you a foodie? Foodie Fridays may be for you!

Visit a different restaurant for lunch or dinner on the third Friday of each month with a group of fun, active friends through Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Foodie Friday program. The new Foodie Fridays season begins Jan... more