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County News

Storm drain emptying into stream
August 4, 2017

August is Water Quality Awareness Month

August in Kansas brings to mind thoughts of the “dog days of summer” when people look to find relief from the heat with a refreshing glass of ice water or cooling off by boating and swimming in a nearby lake. August is also... more

August 3, 2017

Save money on your next painting project

Johnson County’s Household Hazardous Waste paint recycling program has a large surplus of paint. Save up to 75% over store bought latex paint and help the environment. Proceeds help fund the county's Household Hazardous Waste program.
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Flood area
August 1, 2017

Prevent illness, manage left behind storm debris

Last week’s heavy rains wreaked havoc on many Johnson County homes and businesses. On Thursday, Chairman Eilert signed a... more

Time to vote clock face
July 31, 2017

Advance voting ends today

Advance voting in person for the August 1 primary election ends today. One location is available: the Johnson County Election Office, 2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, from 8 a.m. to noon.
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July 30, 2017

Visit the Johnson County booth at the fair

Johnson County is showcasing its programs and services at four booths during the... more

Budget 2018
July 28, 2017

FY 2018 budget public hearing set for July 31

Johnson County residents are invited to a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31. The hearing will be held in the county commission chambers, 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe.

Residents at the public... more

cutting up tree limb
July 25, 2017

Resources for after the storm

A severe storm, with rain and incredibly high winds, blew through the Kansas City metro area on Saturday, July 22. The areas hardest hit were the northeastern part of Johnson County and the midtown area in Kansas City, Missouri. Unfortunately... more

July 24, 2017

Be informed for Aug. 1 primary election

You can now advance vote by mail for the primary election on August 1. The election includes elected positions for numerous Johnson County cities, public school boards, Johnson County Community College Trustees and Water District #1.

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Summer JoCo Mag
July 20, 2017

Pick up summer JoCo Mag today

Hot off the presses, JoCo Magazine's summer issue is being mailed this week to county residents. The summer edition includes features on selecting licensed child care for your family, a history lesson as Johnson County celebrates its 160th... more

July 19, 2017

Risks increase in working outdoors as temperatures rise

It’s hot, but the summer temperatures to date are not sizzling to record heights. At least, not yet. Hopefully, not ever.

The National Weather Service reports that the all-time hottest temperature in Kansas City was 113 degrees on Aug. 14... more

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