Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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Kentucky legislators are being asked to bring Kentucky into federal compliance for certain aspects of the federal pipeline safety act. Legislation addressing those issues passed the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee last week.

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A Kentucky senator has introduced a resolution recognizing pornography as a “public health crisis.” The resolution wording, brought by Greensburg Senator David Givens, also acknowledges the need for education on the harmful effects of pornography. 

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Advocates for the mentally ill in Kentucky are lobbying to make those with serious mental illness ineligible for the death penalty.  Kentucky representatives for the National Alliance on Mental Illness staged a rally Thursday in Frankfort. 

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A central Kentucky lawmaker says he’s working to modify legislation which would allow so-called ‘armed marshals’ at schools.  Paris Senator Steve West considered the initial filing proposal a ‘starting point’.  

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense staged a rally in the state Capitol rotunda Wednesday. Participants heard from a number of people who shared their stories on how they have been directly affected by gun violence.


Citizens in nine southeast Kentucky counties are beginning to assess the impact of widespread weekend flooding. 

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The Kentucky Senate has approved a joint resolution, in hopes peer mentoring for students with special needs can expand across the Commonwealth.

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A bill on its way to the Kentucky House changes the financial requirements for establishing a public entertainment district. The legislation passed out of the Senate last week.

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Kentucky public university presidents are making their case for state funding to help with anticipated pension reforms along with other campus needs. 

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A Kentucky House panel has reviewed state tax credits tied to private investments for businesses in the Commonwealth. A leading state economic official also spoke of future business growth in eastern Kentucky.