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Theatre in the Park
February 26

UPDATE: Theatre in the Park auditions rescheduled

The auditions originally scheduled for Sunday, March 2, have been rescheduled for Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blue Valley High School.

These auditions take the place of the callback auditions originally scheduled for March 8....

Capitol Hill
February 20

BOCC approves 2014 Legislative Agenda

Every year, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) develops a platform of federal legislative issues that we follow and, when necessary, weigh in on. These pieces of federal legislation are chosen for the potential impact they will have on...

walking the dog
February 13

Beat cabin fever by hitting JoCo trails!

Are you getting sick of the snow, ice, cold temperatures and watching the spring-like weather at the Sochi Olympics on TV? Well, this weekend's forecasted thaw will be a great opportunity to get outside, stretch those limbs, and do some exploring...

February 13

BOCC approves Heritage Park air monitoring station

Whether you check the SkyCast each day to gauge the ozone forecast, or avoid fueling your vehicle on ozone alert days, you are most likely aware that protecting the air quality is an issue in our region. Many partners collaborate on making our...

snow plow update
February 12

How do you plow more than 470 miles of snow?

Old Man Winter has finally hit the pause button – at least for the time being – with warm weather melting away piles of snow in Johnson County roadways.

Crews from the Johnson County Department of Public Works and Infrastructure worked...

January 25

Celebrate love and romance at Lanesfield Historic Site

This Valentine’s Day give your sweetheart a handmade remembrance of your devotion. The Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Road in Edgerton, Kan., will help you create a Victorian valentine during Valentine’s Day at Lanesfield, from...

kill a watt
January 25

Use a Kill A Watt to save a lot

Residents with a New Year’s resolution to make their home more energy efficient can now access a free tool to help with that effort. The Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment have teamed up to offer...

LEED crime lab
January 24

County's crime lab gets LEED Platinum certification

Johnson County is proud to announce it now has one of the very few LEED® Platinum certified criminalistics labs in the country. The United States Green Building Certification has awarded its highest certification to the Johnson County Sheriff's...

health care clinic
January 23

Health Dept. now offers more convenient scheduling options

Clients of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) can now schedule appointments for prenatal and reproductive health services and employment/college physicals at either clinic location in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive) or...

January 22

Election workers needed for 2014 voting

The Johnson County Election Office is now recruiting workers for the upcoming 2014 August primary and November general elections.

More than 1,800 election workers are needed on Election Day to serve the voters at nearly 200 polling places...