Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Stu Johnson is a reporter/producer at WEKU in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Lexington's council has voted to proceed with plans to move two Confederate statues from a historic downtown site.

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 Lexington’s city council is anticipated to cast a final vote this evening on moving two confederate statues off the historic courthouse grounds.

The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015 study shows a higher percentage of Kentuckians 60 and older experiencing food insecurity compared to the national average. 2015 is the most recent year for which data is available.

The Lexington council voted unanimously Tuesday to back Mayor Jim Gray’s plan to move two confederate statues off the old historic courthouse grounds. But where to move them looms as a large question.

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Hundreds of people gathered in Lexington’s courthouse square Monday evening to remember those who died in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend in connection with a white supremacists’ rally. The almost two-hour event included singing, chanting, candle lighting and comments from politicians, spiritual leaders and social activists.

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Two Kentucky agencies are among 32 organizations nationwide benefiting from almost $17 million in federal funding to help low income-citizens buy fruits and vegetables. 

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Kentucky’s governor says there’s some question about the agenda for a special legislative session he plans to call this fall. 

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Hundreds of people gathered Friday in Pikeville's East Kentucky Expo Center for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit. They heard status reports on topics ranging from high tech greenhouse plans to aerospace manufacturing and workforce training expansion.


Kentucky’s voluntary “Ag Tag” donation program has hit a record level.Funds raised through this effort benefit three different agriculture-related entities.

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Kentucky is receiving a $200,000 federal grant to research ways to better monitor dams and warn nearby residents of flooding.