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February 18

Proper hand washing especially important this time of year

It’s mid-February and we’re in the midst of cold and flu season. Lougene Marsh, director of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, says the most significant thing everyone can do to prevent the spread of disease is proper hand... more

February 16

It's National Court Reporting and Captioning Week

Do you ever think about the people who record every word spoken during a trial or help the deaf and hard of hearing population watch television? This is the week to celebrate court reporters and captioners. The Johnson County Board of County... more

February 15

Arts in Prison comes to Central Resource Library

A poetry reading tomorrow night features former and current inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility. It's part of the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series, which bring locally and nationally known poetry and prose writers to Johnson County.... more

February 11

BOCC approves cooperation agreement for future new library in Lenexa City Center

At its regular meeting today, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved a Memorandum of Understanding between Johnson County Library and the City of Lenexa, stating the intent of JCL and the City of Lenexa to cooperate in locating and... more

February 10

Update on county's digital imaging project

The Appraiser's Office has a progress update on the county's digital imaging project. As you'll see when you click here, work is wrapping up in the... more

February 9

Great Backyard Bird Count happening Feb. 13

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a free public birding event, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

It will mark the ninth year the local nature... more

February 8

FAQs: What goes in the recycling bin?

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is continually fielding questions about recycling. Here are answers to some of the most common... more

February 5

Healthy snacks for the Big Game

Watching the Big Game on Sunday? Snacks and football go hand in hand, but you can make some nutritious choices for you and your guests. We invite you to take a look at... more

February 4

BOCC recognizes Certified Green Partners

During this morning’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, seven businesses (listed below) that are leading the way in waste diversion and sustainability in Johnson County were recognized as the first class of Certified Green Partners.

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February 3

Mark your calendar for 50 Plus events

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District 50 Plus program is one of the area's leading provider of recreation, leisure and travel activities for active adults. There are several events coming up in the next few weeks. Click on a link... more