Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

stu.johnson@eku.edu

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The director of Kentucky’s Center for School Safety applauds legislative efforts to bring more attention to problems associated with human trafficking. One provision pertains to schools across the Commonwealth.

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While Keeneland's spring race meet continues for the rest of April, the historic track is putting the focus on another of its functions.  Officials at the Lexington facility Wednesday unveiled what they are calling "major enhancements" to this year's yearling sale.   

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A one and a third billion dollar investment in Kentucky’s automotive industry is not changing a legislative leader’s mind about the need for broad tax reform. Toyota officials announced Monday plans to spend the funds over five years to revitalize design, engineering, and production at the Scott County plant.  

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Fayette County health officials are reporting two cases of mumps in the Lexington area.  These are the first confirmed cases of the viral disease this year.  

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Republican leaders in both the Kentucky Senate and House are hailing the 2017 session as successful.

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Kentucky House members voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of redefining academic standards in public schools and phasing out the use of federal common core standards.

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A major criminal justice reform bill will be back before state senators when they re-convene at the end of this month. The measure, placing a heavy emphasis on inmate re-entry into society, was approved by the House Wednesday.

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Both Houses of Kentucky's General Assembly are backing legislation that would expand the scope of the state’s prescription reporting system. Proponents say the change would help in the fight to combat opioid drug problems.

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The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly session has been void of something typically found in the legislative process.

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The State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control or ABC is helping to implement monthly alcohol serving classes across the state. The classes are aimed at creating a consistent training schedule with a growing number of wet counties.

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