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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Law
9:01 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Legal Experts Discuss US Supreme Court Issues on Kentucky Tonight

ket.org

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on federal issues of health care and immigration before it completes its term this summer.  A health care ruling is expected soon.  

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Environment
3:37 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Wildfire issues

Wild fires are scorching hundreds of square miles in several western states of the U.S.  While parts of Kentucky are experiencing severe drought, the risk of similar fires in the commonwealth is relatively small.

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Business
5:00 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Gas price fluctuatio​n

Motorists across Kentucky are keen to the fact that when it comes to predicting gasoline prices, it is far from an exact science.  It’s not unusual to find pump prices in one town 20 to 30 cents lower than in a community less than a half hour away.  

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Society
3:33 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Kentucky Obesity Reduction Program

phsj.org

A just released document called ‘A Community Guide to Reducing Obesity’ details local projects in 17 areas of the Commonwealth.  

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Business
3:19 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Dairy Farms Declining in Kentucky

Andy Wright

The decline in the number of dairy farms continues in Kentucky.  A decade ago, State Dairy Marketing Specialist Eunice Schlappi says the Commonwealth had about two thousand dairy farms.  Schlappi says that number is down to about 850 today.

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Civil Rights
8:45 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Gay Marriage is the Discussion Topic on Kentucky Tonight

ket.org

The head of the Family Foundation of Kentucky says re-defining marriage in the United States would be a ‘tragedy.’  Kent Ostrander joined a discussion on gay marriage on KET’s Kentucky Tonight. He says he believes society benefits from traditional marriages.

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Government
8:50 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Officials Discuss Tax Reform in Kentucky

ket.org

A Lexington state representative with a history of tax reform interest says the current panel studying the issue is quite different in its makeup.  

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Tourism & Heritage
8:44 am
Tue June 5, 2012

New Kentucky Tourism Commissioner

Kentucky’s new Department of Travel and Tourism Commissioner is charged with expanding tourism by while landing new attractions. 

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Society
2:42 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Road Safety

The Memorial Day Weekend will come to a close at day’s end.  Many people will be traveling home during the day.

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Society
9:52 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Heroin's resurgence in Kentucky

The varying forms of drug abuse have created challenges for both treatment and law enforcement professionals.  Much attention across Kentucky in recent years has centered on a growing prescription drug abuse problem.  State lawmakers have taken steps to crack down on improper pain clinics while also providing better communication within the medical profession about patients’ use of prescribed drugs.   Michelle Lofwall (LAHF-wall) is a University of Kentucky psychiatrist who treats prescription drug users.  She is beginning to see another alarm go off.

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