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April 1

New library hours begin April 1 (no fooling)

On April 1 our new hours let you spend more of your morning with us!

It's not a prank. Truth is, more patrons use the Library in the morning. We’re shifting our business hours a little earlier at most... more

Photo from National Crime Victims’ Rights Week art exhibit
March 31

Art exhibit to honor crime victims

Don’t miss the chance to view art created by victims of crime as well as those who provide services and assistance to victims. It’s Johnson County’s kickoff to National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The art exhibit and reception takes place... more

March 30

Advance voting is underway for Spring General Elections

Advance voting by mail for the April 7, 2015 General Election began March 18. Advance voting in person begins tomorrow, March 31, 2015.

More information about advance voting and the April 7 General Election:

March 26

It's time to audition for The Theatre in the Park

This weekend is your chance to be part of the 2015 season at The Theatre in the Park! General auditions take place this Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at Blue Valley High School. To learn more about the audition process and see the shows... more

Healthy family
March 25

Johnson County is one of the healthiest counties in Kansas

A new national study ranks Johnson County at #2 out of the 105 counties in Kansas for our factors that lead to a healthy lifestyle.... more

Ed Eilert
March 24

Chairman Eilert gives 2015 State of the County

Ed Eilert, chairman of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, presented his 2015 State of the County Address today. Nearly 650 people gathered at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park for the annual luncheon and address. The Johnson County... more

March 19

2015 ArtsKC Campaign a huge success

Each year Johnson County employees donate time, talent and dollars towards the ArtsKC Fund. This fund provides broad-based community support distributed through grants to arts organizations and individuals artists in the KC Metro.
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Johnson County Department of Health and Environment logo
March 18

Update on TB investigation at Olathe Northwest

Out of the more than 300 students and staff tested for tuberculosis (TB) at Olathe Northwest High School, only 8 percent (27 people) have tested positive. 

The answers to frequently asked questions are available... more

March 17

Spring has sprung at the WIC community garden

About 20 volunteers started their St. Patrick's Day by doing something GREEN. Today was the spring planting kickoff at the Department of Health and Environment's community garden that provides fresh produce and volunteer opportunities to clients... more

March 12

BOCC approves Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center

Two Board of County Commission votes today paved the way for the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center (JCAHC), which will open in 2017. It will serve as the new home for the Johnson County Museum, an indoor theatre for The Theatre in the... more