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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Society
11:02 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Kentucky's New Driver's Licenses

www.en.wikipedia.com

A more tamper resistant driver’s license will start popping up in wallets across Kentucky.  The new dual side laminated card includes a digital watermark, hologram, and very fine print.  

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Politics
11:34 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Centre College to Host Second Presidential Debate

Old Centre, on the Centre College campus in Danville, Ky.

In ten weeks, political observers will focus their gaze on Danville.  Centre College hosts a second vice presidential debate. Its first was 12 years ago.   Last  night on Kentucky Educational Television, Lucas Weton ,who’s president of the Centre College Republicans, says they learned a lot from that first debate.

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Budget Cuts
12:08 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Commonwealth Courthouses Close Next Week for First Furlough Day

One week from today, courthouses across the commonwealth will be closed.   The closures are part of a cost saving measure.

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Women's Golf
8:13 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Kentucky in Discussions with LPGA to Host Tour Event

It seems Kentucky’s interested in hosting a professional women’s golf tournament and the LPGA is interested in coming to Kentucky.

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Business
1:30 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Kentucky Secretary of State Issues Business Filings Report

Kentucky’s Secretary of State has issued a good news-bad news report on business filings.

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Politics
12:10 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Kentucky Republican​s Heading to Other States to Help Romney

facebook.com/kygop

Kentucky isn'’t considered a battleground state in this year’'s presidential election, but that'’s not stopping a few Republicans from trying to make a difference this fall.

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Government
4:12 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

State Property Tax

The state property tax bill delivered to homeowners this fall will look familiar.  This year’s tax rate of just over 12-cents per 100 dollar assessed property value has remained unchanged since 2008.  

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Agriculture
8:08 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Heat and Drought Effect Kentucky's Grape Crop

wikipedia.org

The combination of high heat and inconsistent rainfall is hurting many crops in Kentucky including one of the more recent additions to the state’s agriculture industry. 

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Law
8:00 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Experts Discuss Immigration on K.E.T.'s Kentucky Tonight

ket.org

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on immigration has officials in many states mulling over its impact. The matter was the topic of discussion this week on KET’s Kentucky Tonight. 

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Fourth of July
3:36 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

High Temperatures and Dry Conditions Could be Dangerous for Kentucky Patriots

As Kentuckians prepare for the Fourth of July, temperatures are expected to close in on the 100 degree mark.  A hot dry fourth would create some additional concern for fire safety.

Fire officials every summer often suggest families attend professional fireworks shows.  There are always safety issues related to back yard fireworks displays.  But, this year, extremely dry conditions raise a real fire threat to brush and structures.  In fact, State Fire Marshall Bill Swope says even some professionals are weighing their options.

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