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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Last year’s Triple Crown success of American Pharoah could cause increased interest in Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s chance of doing the same. 

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Six Democrats vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate from Kentucky fielded questions last night as part of a KET primary election forum. Bill Goodman, host of Kentucky Tonight, began the show by asking each of the candidates about their political leanings.

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The state of Kentucky is launching a Zika awareness and prevention program. Officials working in the areas of health, agriculture, and entomology all participated in a Frankfort news conference Monday.

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There was more testimony in Frankfort Wednesday regarding the state attorney general’s lawsuit against the governor.

Attorney General Andy Beshear argued Governor Matt Bevin didn’t have the authority to order funding reductions to the state’s universities earlier this spring.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says a former top deputy in his office will face state charges. Tim Longmeyer has already pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.

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A Kentucky-based program working to help sexually exploited women is expanding. An awareness and fundraising event for the program occurred last weekend in Lexington.

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Friday marks the required opening day for in-person absentee voting at Kentucky’s county clerk offices. 

But, the president of the statewide county clerks association doesn’t expect an increase in foot traffic in her Danville office.

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Kentucky is one of 18 states scoring above the national average when it comes to preparedness for health-related emergencies.  The national index program is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Businesses in a southern Kentucky tourist-rich area are hoping a National Park Service report released this week is an indicator of a strong upcoming summer season.  

That report showed visitors to the state’s national parks spent over $113 million in the Commonwealth last year. 

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The U.S. Secretary of Energy is stressing what he’s calling “flexibility” when it comes to the future use of coal as an energy source in this country.  Ernie Moniz led off a regional energy forum at the University of Kentucky Thursday.

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