Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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


4:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

New Historical KY smartphone app

A new smart-phone app offered by the Kentucky Historical Society allows tourists access to the history behind roadside markers.   The aim is the weave a historical story.  Sally Warfield, who’s a Digital Media Specialist with the Kentucky Historical Society, says the new app connects communities by demonstrating their shared history.

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8:30 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Good Conditions for Viewing Meteor Shower this Weekend

Wikimedia Commons

The peak viewing period for the annual Perseid  meteor shower occurs this weekend.  But, it’s not the only time meteors make their mark over Kentucky.  

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11:02 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Kentucky's New Driver's Licenses

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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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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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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12:10 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Kentucky Republican​s Heading to Other States to Help Romney

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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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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8:08 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Heat and Drought Effect Kentucky's Grape Crop

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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