County Government

Douglas County deputy treasurer wins primary race for office’s top position

Douglas County’s deputy treasurer appears to have won the election to become the office’s next leader. Adam Rains, 32, who has served as the deputy treasurer for about five years, held a hefty lead over Timothy Morland, 44, a registration and tax clerk, for the Democratic primary election ...

Tuesday final day to request advance mail ballot for August primary election

Douglas County voters hoping to cast a ballot in the upcoming primary elections from the convenience of their homes have one day left to request an advance mail ballot. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said the deadline to request an advance mail ballot is 5 p.m. Tuesday. To vote by mail, a ...

Douglas County has now reported 561 cases of coronavirus

Douglas County has reported 561 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 19 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 427 out of the 561 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. Four patients at Lawrence’s hospital had ...

New Douglas County Sheriff Randy Roberts sworn in

New Douglas County Sheriff Randy Roberts was sworn in Monday morning to fill the remainder of the elected term of now-retired Sheriff Ken McGovern. Gov. Laura Kelly approved the Douglas County Republican Party’s nomination of Roberts as sheriff, according to a social media post from the ...