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August 17, 2018

There is hope in recovery

Are you in recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders or do you care for someone who is? If so, you may want to consider joining the Johnson County Mental Health Center for its Second Annual Recovery Conference on Wednesday, Aug...

Exterior courthouse rendering
August 17, 2018

Bonds sold for new Johnson County Courthouse and Medical Examiner Facility

The Public Building Commission authorized the sale of bonds to fund construction of the new Johnson County Courthouse and the county’s first ever medical examiner facility. The sale of the Series 2018A bonds, totaling $148.6 million, with a true...

Board of County Canvassers sits at tables at the election office in front of a crowded room.
August 14, 2018

Board of Election Canvassers certifies primary election results

The Board of Election Canvassers voted today to certify the Johnson County election results. Monday morning, the board met to determine which provision ballots would be counted, which would be partially counted and which should not be counted,...

People on beach across Shawnee Mission Park Lake
August 13, 2018

Park beaches close for the summer

Johnson County Park & Rec beaches are closed for the summer; Aug. 12 was their final day for patron services.

Kill Creek Park beach and marina is closed for the remainder for the summer.

At Shawnee Mission Park, the beach is...

two small dogs playing
August 10, 2018

Accessibility project to close Off-Leash Dog Area for five weeks

A construction project which will add an accessible trail to the Off-Leash Dog Area in Shawnee Mission Park will begin on Aug. 13, and will result in the...

2019 budget written in pen
August 9, 2018

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopts 2019 budget

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners today adopted the county’s fiscal year 2019 budget. The 2019 budget totals $1.097 billion, composed of $815.9 million in expenditures and $281.2 million in reserves.

The BOCC approved a...

election polling station workers
August 8, 2018

Unofficial final election results available

On Election Day, 118,708 Johnson County residents took to the polls to vote in the primary elections. The Johnson County Election Office has posted the unofficial final count of votes cast...

Man working on laptop
August 6, 2018

Answers to community survey FAQs now online

Each year, the county’s community satisfaction survey provides an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on county services and their overall...

August 2, 2018

Paratransit now available to entire county

On Aug. 2, the Board of County Commissioners voted to remove service area restrictions on county-provided paratransit transportation, making transportation for the elderly and those with disabilities available to all county residents. The...

August 2, 2018

Long-awaited branch introduces service in western Shawnee

The new Monticello branch of the Johnson County Library will open its doors to the public on Sunday, August 5, from 1 - 5 p.m.

The event will be low-key, according to Library...