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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Governor Bevin’s plan to substantially change the state Medicaid program got another public review Wednesday. The third and final public hearing in Hazard attracted a room full of onlookers.

icactaskforce.org

Kentucky police agencies investigating crimes against children face a daunting task. It’s partly seen in the release of information through the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

Kentucky Retail Federation, via Facebook

A relatively small sample of Kentucky’s independent retailers shows mixed reviews when it comes to evaluating their local economies.

NOAA Paducah, weather.gov

Temperatures are expected to creep back into the 90’s Monday and that can mean a health risk for outdoor pets. That’s especially the case when humidity levels spike as well. 

Jim Gray for Kentucky / Facebook

Kentucky Democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Gray believes the U.S. congress should do more to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. His statement comes following the nation’s worst mass shooting last weekend in Orlando. 

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The number of homeless across Kentucky is declining. That’s according to statistics released last week by the Kentucky Housing Corporation. The point-in-time figures for 118 counties refer to a count conducted last January. 

St. Catharine College, via Facebook

The announced closing of Springfield’s St. Catharine College last week may have Kentuckians wondering about other private postsecondary schools. 

education.ky.gov

Kentucky Department of Education officials continue to seek public comment on developing a new school accountability system.  A 12th opportunity, in the form of a virtual town hall meeting, is scheduled for tonight

Jim Gray for Kentucky / Facebook

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s Primary win in the U.S. Senate race will likely mean a heavy dose of speaking engagements across the Commonwealth the next five months. Lexington’s vice mayor doesn’t expect that to impact his work at city hall substantially.

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear admits Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s decision on higher education funding did surprise him somewhat. But the AG said Thursday afternoon it’s always been a case that was headed to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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