Posted on: December 15, 2014

Once homeless family gets remodeled home in Constructing Futures home giveaway

KANSAS CITY - This year’s holiday will be even more merry and bright for one Kansas City family. James Ponder and Pamela St. John are the recipients of a remodeled home in the Ivanhoe Neighborhood as part of Jackson County’s Constructing Futures home give...> MORE

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Jackson County breaks ground on Eastern Jackson County Courthouse renovation project

INDEPENDENCE, MO – With an eye on current needs and the future, Jackson County has broken ground on the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse renovation project.

The $6.8M contract with Excel Constructors of Overland Park, Kansas, includes five new courtro...> MORE

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, MO – Based on the ruling from the U.S. District Court of Western Missouri, the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Beginning at 2 p.m. today, licenses will be issued at both the Jackson County Co...> MORE

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Jackson County Counselor Stephen Nixon issues statement on same-sex marriage ruling

“Judge Burlison, a Missouri State Court Circuit Judge in St. Louis City, issued a Judgment today, declaring that the Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar of the City of St. Louis, has the authority to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. ...> MORE

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Jackson County moves one step closer to regional transit vision

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County has been allocated $10 million in federal highway transportation funds to apply toward the $59.9 million total cost of purchasing the Rock Island Corridor. In addition, Jackson County and the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) ha...> MORE

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Jackson County to save taxpayers $32 Million by refinancing Truman Sports Complex bonds

KANSAS CITY, MO – In order to take advantage of lower interest rates, Jackson County is refinancing up to $360 Million in bonds that were issued in 2006 for renovations at the Truman Sports Complex.

The move will save approximately $32 Million in inter...> MORE

Posted on: July 7, 2014

Jackson County’s ‘Big Bang’ July 4th Celebration Attracts Big Crowd Of More Than 20,000

Jackson County’s “Big Bang” Fourth of July Celebration proved to be a big hit. Approximately 20,000 people attended the event at Longview Lake.

"This is the third year Jackson County has hosted a Fourth of July event, and each year we've been able...> MORE

Posted on: June 30, 2014

ACLU Suit Against County Recorder of DeedsChallenges State’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County will expend no taxpayer dollars to mount a defense against a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of St. Louis filed Wednesday, June 25 against the county’s Recorder of Deeds Department on the behalf of “same-...> MORE

Posted on: June 13, 2014

B-25 Returns ‘Home’ for Jackson CountySalute to Veterans

KANSAS CITY, MO – More than 6,600 B-25s were produced at the North American Aviation plant in Kansas City, Kansas during World War II. On Saturday, June 14, one of those planes will make a return trip to the metro for Jackson County’s Flag Day Salute to V...> MORE

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Jackson County Employees Help Homeless Vets on D-Day Anniversary

KANSAS CITY, MO – Heart of America Stand Down officials estimate there are some 1,400 homeless Veterans around the Kansas City metro, which is not acceptable. That’s why Jackson County is holding a donation drive, in support of the upcoming Stand Down eve...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2014

Major Meth Bust by Jackson County Drug Task Force takes $1 million in drugs off the streets

What do you get when you combine a tip from a concerned citizen with the assets of the Jackson County Drug Task Force and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department? A methamphetamine bust to the tune of $1 million.

During a recent sweep, Officers recover...> MORE

Posted on: May 10, 2014

Jackson County Seals Time Capsule to be opened in 2093

INDEPENDENCE, MO – What will Jackson County look like in the year 2093? It’s hard to tell. However, our descendants will have a picture perfect view of the past, courtesy of the Historic Truman Courthouse time capsule.

Jackson County Executive Mike San...> MORE

Posted on: May 5, 2014

Jackson County Historic Truman Courthouse Wins Preservation Award

INDEPENDENCE, MO – Jackson County is the recipient of a 2014 Hickman Preservation Award for the restoration of the Historic Truman Courthouse.

County Executive Mike Sanders accepted the award for Outstanding Building Restoration from the Independence H...> MORE

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Jackson County Drug Task Force Named Law Enforcement Unit of the Year

KANSAS CITY, MO – For the third consecutive year, the Jackson County Drug Task Force has been recognized as the Law Enforcement Unit of the Year by the Missouri Narcotic Officers Association (MNOA). Additionally, Dan Cummings, the Officer in Charge for th...> MORE

Posted on: April 13, 2014

Jackson County Executive to Participate in Child Abuse Awareness Event with Operation Breakthrough

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will join Sister Berta Sailer of Operation Breakthrough and other public officials on Monday, April 14 in honoring children who have been victims of abuse or neglect.

Monday’s event will begin at 1:00 P.M. and take...> MORE

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Jackson County to Announce New Development on Efforts to Improve Regional Transit

This afternoon, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will announce a significant development regarding the potential acquisition of key transit corridors in Jackson County.

The update will take place during today’s regular weekly meeting of the Jacks...> MORE

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Jackson County to Unveil Design of Truman Courthouse Time Capsule

On Tuesday, February 25, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will join five young artists in unveiling a mural that will adorn a time capsule that will be placed in the Historic Truman Courthouse later this year.

The presentation will take place at 3...> MORE

Posted on: February 13, 2014

Jackson County COMBAT Releases Results of Independent Accountability Review

KANSAS CITY - Officials with Jackson County COMBAT (Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax) have released the results of an independent financial accountability review that analyzed the department’s financial controls and processes.

The review was conducted b...> MORE

Posted on: January 14, 2014

First Step of Renovations Begin at Eastern Jackson County Courthouse

KANSAS CITY, MO – On Monday, Jackson County Public Works crews began tuck pointing the exterior of the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse (previously known as the Courthouse Annex), which is located in downtown Independence (308 West Kansas Avenue).

Th...> MORE