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County News

June 28, 2019

How to stay safe in the heat

Summer is already here in Johnson County. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library... more

Old vs. new aerial imagery
June 28, 2019

Check out new aerial imagery of Johnson County

Aerial imagery of Johnson County on the Johnson County Online Mapping application just got clearer.

New 3-inch imagery was captured in March 2019 in conjunction with an existing... more

Dada's daughter-in-law and Barb Thompson pose with his naturalization certificate.
June 27, 2019

The Best Times showcases an American dream through naturalization

The July-August issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story featuring the... more

June 25, 2019

Watch for ozone alerts as summer heats up

As hot summer days become the norm in the coming weeks, you may begin to hear about “ozone alerts” on the news or see it posted on KC Scout signs on the interstate. What is an ozone alert and what should residents do to protect themselves?

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wind farm
June 24, 2019

Johnson County commits to renewable energy

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners joined a list of other public entities participating in the Kansas City Power and Light’s Renewables Direct program. The county will purchase power generated by renewable sources for most of its... more

RideKC microtransit vehicle in downtown Overland park
June 21, 2019

Taking microtransit to the O.P. Farmer's Market

Starting in July, the county's microtransit pilot program will expand to help get people to and from the Overland Park Farmer's Market on Saturdays. The BOCC as well as the Overland Park City Council came to an agreement on the pilot program this... more

Budget 2020
June 20, 2019

Johnson County sets maximum authority for Proposed FY 2020 Budget

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners reached consensus on the Proposed FY 2020 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget on Thursday, June 20, and set the maximum expenditure authority for legal publication. 

By agreeing to this... more

June 18, 2019

Pollinator Prairie to host Wonders of Discovery event

K-State Research & Extension will host the family-friendly Wonders of Discovery event at the Pollinator Prairie Gardens (320 S Blake St., Olathe, Kansas) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, June 21, in conjunction with National Pollinator Week... more

heart, stethoscope and hands on blue boards
June 14, 2019

Johnson County EMS System receives Gold Plus recognition

If you’re in need of emergency medical services in Johnson County, you can feel confident that you’re in great hands. This week, the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Recognition program awarded Johnson County’s EMS System with... more

David Judd at work at his easel
June 13, 2019

His passion for art inspires hope in others

David Judd, custodian for the Department of Corrections, demonstrates how working in public service often means going beyond the definition of your job description.

His artistic talent first came to light when he entered a painting in the... more

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