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copy of new Kansas license plate
June 28, 2018

New license plate production and delivery process

The Kansas Department of Revenue has announced that a new production and delivery process for Kansas license plates will be implemented in August. The new plates will carry the same designs currently offered, but will be flat instead of embossed...

June 27, 2018

Johnson County libraries available as cooling centers

Record-setting temperatures are once again in the forecast. Here's a reminder that citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days are encouraged to visit one of the Johnson County Library’s 13 branches. All of these facilities will be...

Chairman and Mayor cut red ribbon for new CNG Station
June 22, 2018

New Compressed Natural Gas station opens

The city of Olathe and Johnson County Government celebrated the opening of a new Compressed National Gas (CNG) fueling station today, located at 1385 S. Robinson Dr. in Olathe. Adding this station, the third for Johnson County, allows more...

June 21, 2018

Volunteers needed for community survey

Every three years the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) joins with the nonprofit hospitals and other community partners to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA).

The purpose is to identify factors that...

June 19, 2018

Fourth class of Project SEARCH interns has graduated

The interns from the 2017-2018 class of Project SEARCH have graduated! Project SEARCH is an education and employment program managed by Johnson County Developmental Supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 18...

June 14, 2018

County commission sets maximum expenditure budget

The Board of County Commissioners today authorized the publication of the proposed fiscal year 2019 maximum budget, totaling $819.5 million in expenditures and $283 million in reserves.

After today, FY 2019 budgeted expenditures can be...

suicide prevention
June 13, 2018

Suicide prevention resources

If you or someone you love is suffering thoughts of suicide, know that you can get help, here in Johnson County, and through national resources.

  • Johnson County Mental Health 24-hour Crisis Line — 913-268-0156 — a line...
June 11, 2018

Board to assume governance of Fire District No. 2

On Thursday, June 7, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to assume governance of the Johnson County Fire District No. 2 effective immediately, after several months of assessment and...

The Little Mermaid graphic with ship and moonlight images
June 8, 2018

Theatre in Park kicks off summer season with ‘Little Mermaid’

The Theatre in the Park (TTIP) begins its 49th summer season on Friday, June 8, when the performance of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” floats to center stage at the entertainment complex in Shawnee Mission Park.     

Performances of “The...

June 7, 2018

Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check-ups

Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at McCarthy Chevrolet, 675 N. Rawhide, Olathe

No appointment needed. First come, first checked. Seat checks are done inside the Service Department.