Facebook Social Icon Instagram Icon Twitter Social Icon You Tube Social Icon

County News

bullet hole in a window
August 26, 2021

BOCC authorizes resolution to reduce stray gunfire

On Thursday, Aug. 26, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, authorized a resolution to regulate the discharge of a firearm across property boundaries in Johnson County, Kansas’ unincorporated area. Firearm discharge complaints will be... more

Downtown Olathe in 1908
August 25, 2021

Johnson County celebrating its 166th birthday

Johnson County celebrated its 166th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 25, as one of the first 33 counties in the Territory of Kansas.

Once part of the Shawnee Indian reservation, the county, along with the territory, were opened to settlement... more

JCW award recipients
August 25, 2021

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

Providing exemplary customer care while also ensuring the best quality wastewater service are central to Johnson County Wastewater’s (JCW) mission. The department’s hard work has been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies... more

Negro Creek
August 25, 2021

Presentation on possible renaming of Negro Creek

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, as a Committee of a Whole, received a presentation on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Johnson County Administration Building, Board of County Commissioners hearing room, third floor, Olathe, from county... more

calculator, computer and budget papers
August 23, 2021

FY 2022 Budget adoption set for Sept. 2

Formal adoption of the FY 2022 Budget is scheduled for Sept. 2, during the regular Board of County Commissioners business session that begins at 9:30 a.m. Following the public hearing, the budget cannot be increased but it can be reduced when the... more

The sun in a hot, yellow sky
August 23, 2021

Heat advisory in effect until Thursday night

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon today to 8 p.m.... more

JoCo on the Go logo
August 20, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Closing the gap for those with disabilities

On JoCo on the Go, episode #101, hear from Johnson County Developmental Supports experts about a new campaign known as Close the Gap – an effort to help families and individuals access supports for those with intellectual and... more

screen shot of elevate tool
August 20, 2021

New: No-cost mental health resource for educators

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) has launched Elevate for Educators, an online mental health resource for any educator in Johnson County. Elevate for Educators is a digital mental wellness resource designed for educators. It... more

August 20, 2021

BOCC approves solid waste management plan update

Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the annual update to the county’s Solid Waste Management Plan. The state of Kansas requires a Solid Waste Management Plan to ensure adequate and sustainable options for the future of... more

Three vaccine syringes
August 19, 2021

Third dose encouraged for immunocompromised individuals

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment encourages individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised to receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. JCDHE began administering additional COVID-19 vaccine doses to qualifying... more