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County News

August 12

Johnson County BOCC adopts 2017 budget

Yesterday the Johnson County Board of Commissioners adopted the county's 2017 budget with an estimated mill levy set at 26.595 mills, the same as the existing mill levy, which is the lowest among the 105 counties in Kansas. One mill equals $1 on... more

August 5

Enjoy Saturday's parade at the fair

As part of this year’s Johnson County Fair — Blue Jeans and Country Dreams — the annual parade will be Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10:30 a.m. It will snake through downtown Gardner and end at the county fairgrounds.

The parade... more

August 3

Primary results are in

Thousands of Johnson Countians turned out to vote in the Aug. 2 primary. Unofficial results are made public as soon as precinct totals are in, however... more

July 29

Apply for the JoCo Citizens Academy by Aug. 9

The Johnson County Citizens Academy debuted in the Spring of 2016. It takes as its mission statement the words of Margaret Mead: “Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing... more

July 28

2017 county budget hearing set for Aug. 1

The public hearing regarding the proposed 2017 fiscal year Johnson County budget will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., in the Johnson County Board of Commissioners Hearing Room on the third floor of the Johnson County Administration... more

July 27

Horticulture Center Field Day takes root on July 30

The 2016 Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center’s Field Day is set for this Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m

The event, located at 35230 West 135th Street in Olathe, offers participants a peek behind the... more

July 26

Add your input to the RideKC Transit Plan

Transit stakeholders across the Kansas City region have been working on increasing the connections between people and employment. Johnson County Government is an active partner in these efforts and encourages to input from our county’s residents... more

July 25

How to save time waiting at Motor Vehicle offices

Need to title or register a vehicle, renew a vehicle registration, or visit a Johnson County Motor Vehicle office for another reason, but don’t want to wait in a long line? Get “in line” online, by phone or via the Qless app so you can keep... more

July 21

Extreme heat expected through Saturday evening

In the Kansas City region, including Johnson County, temperatures are predicted to reach the high 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees.

All residents and visitors to the area should take caution in these rising temperatures. Though hours... more

July 19

Co-responder program expands in Johnson County

Nine cities in Northeast Johnson County will participate in the Johnson County Mental Health Center’s co-responder that supports local police in dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.

The program brings in a mental health... more

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