Council approves hiring of assistant attorney

The county will hire a new assistant attorney who will help with legal work, such as working on new contracts and representing county boards at meetings.

The new full-time position was needed to assist county attorney Kathleen Hash in representing Johnson County officials and local boards, local officials have said. For example, the assistant will be able to serve as attorney to the county police merit board, which has been without one, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

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