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April 23, 2019

Sign up for quarterly county updates

In addition to JoCo Magazine, the Best Times, the county's website and social media channels, there is yet another way that you can have Johnson County news delivered to you, on a quarterly basis. Interested residents will receive updates on... more

April 22, 2019

Waste and recycling meeting April 24

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is ready to talk trash! As landfills in the Kansas City metro get closer to being full, it’s more important than ever to talk about recycling and other options for management of household... more

sorry we are closed sign in neon
April 22, 2019

Johnson County Library to close Lackman on April 24

Making preparations for move to new Lenexa Branch

Johnson County Library will discontinue services at the Lackman Branch, 15345 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa on Wednesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. Lackman patrons will be... more

April 19, 2019

Learn about part-time jobs for 2020 Census

Although in nearly seven months, for the first time, the census will be available to complete online and will be strictly confidential, a lot of people will be required to count all those who don’t respond. Consequently, there will be plenty of... more

Sam Carrera hugs two nurses who helped save his life after he suffered from cardiac arrest
April 18, 2019

HeartSafe Heroes Celebration brings bystanders and survivors together

It was a day Sam Carrera will never forget. The Johnson County resident was bicycling on Sept. 14 when he suddenly collapsed, suffering cardiac arrest. No one in his group of friends knew CPR. But two nurses just happened to be crossing his path... more

Portrait of the 2019 Board of County Commissioners
April 18, 2019

BOCC adopts its 2019-2020 priorities

After several months of work, study and discussion, today the Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted its 2019-2020 priorities. The board, along with staff, held a 1 1/2 day retreat in January, followed by discussions at Board of County... more

car on a flooded road
April 17, 2019

To be forewarned is to be forearmed

New Weather Alert Options

NotifyJoCo, the county's emergency mass notification system, issues severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings. But as of today, you can opt in to receive Flash Flood Warnings which are particularly... more

a woman's hand stopping an attacker
April 11, 2019

County to develop response plan to sexual violence report

In its work on a Kansas Department of Health and Environment Sexual Violence Prevention grant, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment conducted a community assessment related to sexual violence in Johnson County. The assessment... more

safeTALK Resource Book cover
April 10, 2019

Mental Health Center delivers first suicide-alert helper training

Johnson County Mental Health Center delivered its first session of safeTALK, a suicide-alert helper training, Tuesday. This training is specifically crafted for individuals who don’t have a professional background in the mental health industry.... more

three of the winning bookmark designs
April 9, 2019

Celebrating National Library Week, April 7-13

April 7-13, 2019, is National Library Week. Johnson County Library is celebrating by presenting the winners of the annual Friends Bookmark Design Contest. The presentation will be made at the monthly meeting of the Johnson County Library Board of... more