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January 12

Proclamation and events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Henry Lyons, president of the Olathe NAACP, is expected to receive a proclamation at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, proclaiming Jan. 18, 2016, as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an... more

January 8

Effort to take an exterior photo of every property in Johnson County kicks off today

A countywide property-imaging project kicks off in Johnson County today. The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has contracted with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to take high-resolution street level photos of the exterior of every property in the... more

January 7

Johnson County announces new Citizens Academy

This spring, Johnson County will host a pilot Citizens Academy program. A Citizens Academy is a valuable tool for residents to learn more about the services and programs available in their community. We hope to better inform Johnson County... more

January 6

Need help with health insurance enrollment?

Our Department of Health and Environment is ready to help. We will host three Affordable Care Act enrollment events in January. Certified HealthCare.gov navigators will be available to help individuals and families renew their... more

January 5

Are you a foodie? Foodie Fridays may be for you!

Visit a different restaurant for lunch or dinner on the third Friday of each month with a group of fun, active friends through Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Foodie Friday program. The new Foodie Fridays season begins Jan... more

January 1

Recycle your natural Christmas tree and broken lights

Are you taking down your natural Christmas tree this weekend and not sure what to do with it? Dispose of it properly and at no cost by dropping it off at one of three locations listed below where Johnson County Park and Recreation District is... more

December 31

Let us help you keep your New Year's resolutions

With the start of each new year comes the promise of a fresh start, which is why so many of us resolve to make positive changes in the coming year. Just under half (about 44%) of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to Pew Research... more

December 30

Lower fares and expanded service for transit customers

Great news for transit riders! Beginning Jan. 4, fares on ten local Johnson County Transit bus routes will drop from $2.25 to $1.50 a trip, the same fare as MAX and other local KCATA, Unified Government Transit and IndeBus routes. A $50 31-Day... more

December 29

News about Johnson County Archives

Beginning Jan. 4, 2016, on-site reference services provided by the Johnson County Archives & Records Management staff will be available by appointment only. Currently, the facility, located at 19310 W. 159th Street in Olathe, is open and... more

December 28

Baby it's cold outside

Weather experts are forecasting overnight temperatures as low as 10 degrees this week, so it’s a good time to review some cold-weather safety basics. Typical injuries in cold weather include dehydration, frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some... more