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County News

August 28, 2019

The Best Times profiles low-income adults living in subsidized housing

The September-October issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story featuring low-income adults making their ends meet at a subsidized apartment facility as Johnson County makes plans for a future housing study and... more

unhappy teen boy
August 27, 2019

Mental health resource offered to Johnson County schools

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) now offers a new program which brings critical mental health education to schools across Johnson County. Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, JCMHC is providing the digital resource, Mental... more

August 27, 2019

AAA receives national Aging Achievement Award

The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has received a 2019 Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The awards program is supported by WellCare Health Plans.

AAA was among the several... more

podcast recording of the census with three people at microphones
August 26, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Gearing up for the 2020 Census

During our fourth JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing the upcoming 2020 Census. This episode includes a conversation with Deputy Regional Director of the 2020 Census, Dennis Johnson who discusses why the Census is done and... more

Peak Performance Award
August 22, 2019

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

NACWA's (National Association of Clean Water Agencies) annual Peak Performance Awards recognize wastewater treatment programs who have outstanding... more

little brown bat with large ears
August 21, 2019

Rabies is fatal, but preventable

Recently, there have been reports of rabid bats in the metro area. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) works in conjunction with local animal control officers (ACOs) and community service officers (CSOs) in Johnson... more

Penny Postoak Ferguson and Chairman Eilert in front of microphones
August 19, 2019

JoCo on the Go: JoCo 2020 budget

During our third JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking a closer look at the county’s 2020 budget. This episode includes a conversation with Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert and Johnson County Manager... more

little girl walking to school with father
August 16, 2019

Consider adding NotifyJoCo to your Back to School list

Register for NotifyJoCo

NotifyJoCo is a free mass notification system designed to keep Johnson County residents informed of emergencies and certain non-emergency events.

You... more

JCPRD employee with kids
August 15, 2019

Hot job opportunity for those who like to work with children

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District is looking for energetic, fun and caring individuals who like working with elementary school-aged children. JCPRD is hiring before and after school positions (Monday through... more

August 13, 2019

Johnson County celebrates milestone in courthouse construction

The structure has been completed for the new Johnson County Courthouse under construction in downtown Olathe.

On Tuesday, Aug. 13, a “topping out” ceremony at the construction site raised the last steel beam 228 feet to the courthouse’s... more

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