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January 13

Hotline starts with opening of legislative session

Johnson County Government again will offer a toll-free hotline to the Kansas Legislature during the 2015 session.

By dialing the county’s main switchboard at 913-715-5000, callers can be connected to the Kansas Governor’s staff and to the...

January 12

New Commissioners sworn in

Johnson County officially has a new First District representative on its Board of County Commissioners. Former Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer was sworn in this morning to represent the northeast corner of the County. Today's induction ceremony...

January 9

Flu hits elderly and the young the hardest

Across the country and here in Johnson County, senior citizens and youth are getting hit the hardest by the flu. Our Department of Health & Environment has more information on...

January 6

Frigid temperatures headed our way

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area through Thursday morning. Expect wind chills in the 15 – 25 degrees below zero range.  Johnson County Government is here to help you get through the frigid weather.

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healthy breakfast
January 5

Meals on Wheels program now offers breakfast

The Johnson County Meals on Wheels is now offering program participants the most important meal of the day.

With the breakfast program, which began December 9, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver a breakfast meal for the next day at the...

January 2

New walk-in renewal fee now in effect at Motor Vehicles

To avoid the additional $5 per vehicle fee for renewals done in person, renew your vehicles by mail or online. More information is...

December 31

County offices to close on New Year's Day

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Offices will be open for business again on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Have a safe and happy New Year!

Ring in the new year legally
December 29

Ring in the New Year legally

Parents can use approaching New Year's Eve celebrations as a way to discuss underage drinking with children.

Many parents are already talking with their kids about this important issue. According to the Kansas Communities That Care Student...

Woman holding a gift
December 22

How to recyle your holiday celebration

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate 25% more trash. Over Christmas alone, the average family will fill 5 extra trash bags. With the large quantity of packaging, cards, wrapping paper, trees, lights, and ornaments it is no...

Healthy foods and weights
December 18

New grant funding to focus on reducing preventable diseases

Our Department of Health and Environment can now do even more to address the issues of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention in our community. Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to accept an annual $600...