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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A new state hotline is now available to qualifying parents who have questions about child custody and visitation in Kentucky.

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  A 19-year-old Cincinnati man has been arrested in connection with a machete attack early this morning in the Transylvania University coffee shop in Lexington.

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Students, teachers, and staff at a Lexington high school are mourning the sudden unexplained death of a student athlete. Star Ifeacho died shortly after coming off the basketball court at Dunbar High School Wednesday.

 

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Northeast Kentucky, a region still feeling the effects of job losses in the coal, steel and railroad industries, is receiving a more than one billion dollar manufacturing investment. Governor Matt Bevin made the economic development announcement Wednesday in Wurtland.

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A site in eastern Kentucky is set to serve as the home for future development of drones, robots and unmanned vehicles. As Government and education leaders revealed plans for the USA Drone Port: National Unmanned Robotic Research and Development Center Monday in Hazard.

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Monday night’s town hall meeting with Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr included a lot of vocal reaction from a packed auditorium. Shouts of discontent came early and lasted throughout much of the hour-and-a-half program at Lafayette High School.

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has approved tuition, meal plan, and residence hall rates for the fall semester. The EKU board voted Monday to increase undergraduate resident tuition by 5 percent.

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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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