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fire works in night sky
July 3, 2019

BOCC will not meet, offices closed for holiday

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will not meet for their regular meeting Thursday, July 4, due to the holiday. Johnson County offices will also be closed in observance of the Fourth of July. Critical services will continue to be... more

July 2, 2019

Johnson County - a Community Supporting Breastfeeding

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) officially designates Johnson County as a “Community Supporting Breastfeeding.” This designation recognizes communities that provide multifaceted breastfeeding... more

June 28, 2019

How to stay safe in the heat

Summer is 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 branches. All... 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