Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

stu.johnson@eku.edu

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Starting this week, Kentucky State Police troopers are earning higher pay for their service.  Governor Matt Bevin and state lawmakers worked earlier this year to include salary increases in the budget.  

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While the world’s best known amateur athletic competition is about to gear up, Kentucky’s long standing amateur sports event is winding down. The Olympic Games carry an impact in the Commonwealth.

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The Scott County Toyota plant has earned another high mark in the production category.  This recognition comes from a familiar automotive review group.

Supreme Court of Kentucky

Kentucky’s Chief Justice has been selected to head two national judicial groups. It’s the first time in a quarter century that a head jurist from the Commonwealth has held either of these posts.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul admits his philosophy on expanding the Republican Party differs from its presidential nominee Donald Trump.  Paul held a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lexington. 

Carter Caves State Resort Park, via Facebook

Five Kentucky state parks will be seeing $3 million dollars in safety and aesthetic improvements over the next couple of years. The announcement came Tuesday from Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson during a visit to Carter Caves State Resort Park.

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In the wake of Lexington’s first Zika virus case in an infant, health officials continue to stress ways to fend off further cases in the area. 

Fayette County’s Health Commissioner admits it’s hard to predict the number of future infections.

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says it’s difficult to watch some things going on across the U.S.  He was referring to violence such as Sunday's ambush-style shootings of three police officers in Baton Rouge.

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Kentucky will use s$6 million in federal AmeriCorps dollars to support 19 programs and more than a thousand members. AmeriCorps supports service programs including those at EKU and Berea College. 

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The state attorney general’s office has determined there is insufficient evidence to seek criminal charges in the disposal of radioactive waste in an Estill County landfill. 

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