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February 12, 2019

Cultural Celebration and Conversation, tonight, in Olathe

The Johnson County Diversity and Equity Committee, in partnership with the Olathe Public Library, is sponsoring a Cultural Celebration and Conversation from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Olathe Downtown Library, 201 E. Park. The... more

Photo of 10 county employees who completed their intensive Positive Behavior Supports certification.
February 11, 2019

Celebrating Positive Behavior Supports milestones and graduations

Our Positive Behavior Supports program is creating positive outcomes and participants celebrated important milestones on Friday.

Johnson County is collaborating on PBS with the ... more

2019 Board of County Commissioners
February 7, 2019

Boards and committees assigned for BOCC

Our Board of County Commissioners wear many different hats. One of those hats is serving as liaisons to or members on a variety of boards and committees. Some are related to county government departments and agencies; others are regional boards... more

Downed tree limb
February 6, 2019

Public Works extends drop off dates for winter storm debris

Public Works plans to continue to accept winter storm tree and brush debris at Heritage Park this Saturday for those who live in the unincorporated area of Johnson County (not within city limits). Saturday's hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.... more

tax form with pen and calculator
February 5, 2019

Free income tax assistance will soon be available

It's income tax time! Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is again partnering with El Centro and NextStepKC to host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the Sunset Drive Office Building.

All VITA site volunteer ... more

detour sign
February 4, 2019

Tunnel construction on Santa Fe in Olathe to impact traffic

Travelers will be taking “the scenic route” for about eight weeks, beginning Feb. 11, during a tunnel construction project under Santa Fe in downtown Olathe.

Currently, an underground tunnel runs from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office... more

Police officer and mental health co-responder
January 31, 2019

BOCC approves two new Mental Health Co-Responders

The Mental Health Center will provide a second co-responder to Lenexa and a dedicated co-responder to service Prairie Village, Leawood and Mission Hills.

The co-responder position is embedded within the police department and operates... more

young woman helps teen girl with homework
January 30, 2019

Homework help is a Johnson County Library service

Education is a family affair and Johnson County Library has the tools to succeed.

In-person resources are a classic library service. The very popular Homework Help program provides one-on-one help for students at no charge. Coaches provide... more

January 30, 2019

Storm spotter training set for Feb. 4

Are you dreaming of warmer weather in these frigid temperatures? Johnson County Emergency Management invites the public to attend the 2019 National Weather Service/Johnson County Storm Spotter Training on Monday, Feb. 4.

The storm spotter... more

Landscape photograph of Shawnee Mission Park at sunset in winter
January 29, 2019

Community braces for frigid temperatures

With extreme temperatures in the forecast for this week, Johnson County departments and agencies are raising awareness of resources and information to combat the cold.

All ... more