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Public Advisory: Weather cancellations and closings for Friday, Jan. 24 ... | last updated: 01/24/2020 - 6:06am | + read more

These are the weather-related cancellations or closings for Friday, Jan. 24. We will make updates as we receive them.

Catch-a-Ride volunteer transportation services are cancelled for the day. Area Agency on Aging – Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) will not be delivered today. Nutrition Centers are closed today.

Get the latest on any Johnson County Park and Recreation District cancellations and closings at this link.



County News

BOCC update
January 23, 2020

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

BOCC actions for the week of January 20, 2020... more

resume
January 22, 2020

Project SEARCH meetings highlight employment support

Families are invited to attend a Johnson County Developmental Supports Project SEARCH informational meeting to learn more about the program. The meeting will be held 6-8 p.m. and families can choose to attend one of two sessions: Jan. 23 or Feb.... more

David Ward and Jesse during podcast recording
January 22, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Affording Johnson County Living

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #25 includes details of assistance services for Johnson County residents facing housing issues. David Ward and Jesse Mofle, with Johnson County’s Human Services department, walk listeners through programs... more

January 21, 2020

Public hearing for Sunflower Quarry expansion

A public hearing for the proposed Martin Marietta – Sunflower Quarry expansion is scheduled for January 27 at 7 p.m. before the Northwest Consolidated Zoning Board. Neighbors will have an opportunity to hear about the project and comment before... more

An SUV driving on a gravel road with a trail of dust behind it
January 17, 2020

BOCC approves dust control cost sharing program

Johnson County still has about 135 miles of gravel roads. One of the issues that comes with living on a gravel road is dealing with the dust created by traffic. The dust gets in the air, on your vehicle, in your house, and it can be a nuisance.... more

A woman with her hand up covering her face
January 16, 2020

Don’t suffer in silence

You may have heard the terrible news recently about one of our own county employees, Georgia Leming Petsch. She was killed last week, allegedly due to domestic violence. Georgia had been a residential direct support professional with Johnson... more

Employees at a reception
January 16, 2020

Johnson County celebrates employees with milestone years of service, Leadership in Action award winners

Johnson County Government celebrated 470 employees who’d reached milestones ranging from five to 40 years of service at a reception on Tuesday in Overland Park.

We also said a fond farewell and thank you to 77 employees who’d recently... more

January 15, 2020

Join Kansas City's Mental Health First Aid Day

On Friday, January 31, Johnson County Mental Health Center will join mental health centers across the metro for Mental Health First Aid Day.

Each of the seven community behavioral health centers serving the KC metro will provide Mental... more

Resident and radon expert recording podcast
January 13, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Know your radon level

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #24 addresses radon awareness. Radon is a prevalent issue in Johnson County, with high levels being found in homes throughout our community. K-State Research and Extension agent Denise Dias shares how you... more

Governor's proclamation signing
January 10, 2020

Have you had your home tested for radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can have serious health consequences, including lung cancer, when excess levels are present in your home. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Johnson County K-State Extension Agent Denise Dias was at the... more

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