Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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Jim Gray is halfway through a second term as Lexington Mayor.  The Glasgow native and construction business veteran just completed an unsuccessful attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Rand Paul.  Gray isn't showing his hand regarding political maneuvers in 2017.

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A Franklin Circuit Court order has approved the distribution of about $2 million to almost 200 Kentucky schools, colleges, education groups, and the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services Association.


Drunk driving remains a priority concern for Kentucky’s law enforcement community on New Year’s weekend.

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The Commonwealth’s state climatologist says predictions for the early part of 2017 indicate higher-than-normal precipitation and temperatures.

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The director of the Kentucky Head Start Association credits focused staff training for the state’s achievement of high marks for quality instruction.

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Kentucky's public institutions are bucking a national trend when it comes to university enrollment.

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Lexington Center Corporation officials and the University of Kentucky are inking a deal to keep UK playing basketball in Rupp Arena, so that the Wildcats will call Rupp “home” for at least another 17 years.

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A northern Kentucky realtor with four decades of experience in the profession will head the newly-formed Kentucky Real Estate Authority. 

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With an eye on the Zika virus, Kentucky Public Health officials are urging pregnant women, those who might be pregnant and their sex partners to carefully plan holiday trips.

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Update Monday Evening:

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend 10 academic programs.  Three other  academic offerings are undergoing redesign.