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Johnson County bus
December 21, 2016

Johnson County transit will not run Dec. 26 or Jan. 2

Johnson County transit will offer reduced holiday schedules on Friday, Dec. 23 and will not offer service on Monday, Dec. 26 or Monday, Jan. 2. Special Edition/SWIFT... more

Graphic that says "next BOCC meeting is Jan. 7, 2017 with county sunflower icon
December 21, 2016

Next Board of County Commission meeting is Jan. 5

The Board of County Commissioners will not hold its regular weekly meetings on Dec. 22 or Dec. 29 because of the upcoming holidays.

The board will reconvene on Jan. 5, 2017, for... more

senior woman with burnout in winter
December 19, 2016

Feeling SAD this time of year

This time of year is typically associated with social gatherings and merrymaking, but it can also prove to be a challenging time for those suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (or appropriately known as SAD), a type of depression that occurs... more

December 15, 2016

It’s about to get frosty outside

Okay, so we’ve had quite a cold spell here in Johnson County already this fall, but temperatures in the area are about to take a dip in the next few days.

It’s important to know how to keep yourself and your family safe as very low... more

Child writes TAX TIME on screen
December 15, 2016

Property tax statements due Dec. 20

Taxpayers are beginning to receive mail from Johnson County Government’s Treasury and Financial Management department as they have begun mailing 200,694 real estate and 20,874 personal property tax statements.

The deadline for the first-... more

Photo County Manager presenting an item to Sheriff Denning and Undersheriff Cavanaugh
December 13, 2016

County celebrates careers of Sheriff Denning and Undersheriff Cavanaugh

On Friday, Dec. 9, more than a hundred people gathered to celebrate the careers of Sheriff Frank Denning and Undersheriff Kevin Cavanaugh in a retirement ceremony and celebration at the Olathe Community Center.

Dozens of attendees stood in... more

Administration building
December 12, 2016

Dec. 15 BOCC meeting moved to Olathe City Hall

The Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled for Dec. 15, 2016, will not be held at the Johnson County Administration building because of audio/visual equipment upgrades. Instead, it will be held at Olathe City Council Chambers, located at... more

Schedule with post it notes
December 8, 2016

Preliminary timeline for courthouse construction

The preliminary timeline identifies numerous actions to be taken before groundbreaking occurs:

  • Nov. 8 – voters approve Public Safety Sales Tax
  • Dec. 9 - Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopt a resolution to levy... more
logo for Meals on Wheels
December 7, 2016

Donate as little as an hour each month, make a difference

Johnson County Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers who have just one extra hour a month during their lunch break to deliver meals to homebound seniors.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, nutritious noon meal to these... more

Citizens Academy participants tour the Johnson County Library
December 6, 2016

Apply for the Johnson County Citizens Academy program

Learn about the inner workings of Johnson County Government and how you can get more involved in our community through the Johnson County Citizens Academy program! The spring 2017 session will begin Feb. 16 and meet for three hours (6–9 p.m.)... more