Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, via Facebook

The state budget adopted by the Kentucky general assembly last week maintains some funding for the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. Land preservationists are breathing a sigh of relief. 

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The aftermath of passage of a 21 billion dollar state budget will be evident this week. It includes funding cuts to state universities and has prompted a hiring freeze at Eastern Kentucky University.

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The head of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence would like to see more flexibility in early childhood education spending. The budget agreement reached in Frankfort maintains education funding for preschool through 12th grade. 

Ky Council on Postsecondary Education

A founding member of Kentucky’s best known education advocacy organization is thankful to legislators for coming to agreement on a state budget, something she calls crucial for the state.  

Council on Postsecondary Education

The head of Kentucky’s Council on Post-secondary Education says the compromise state budget will have an effect on every college and university campus in the state. 

Leaders from the House and Senate reached a compromise agreement early Thursday morning. 


Kentucky’s rural counties, in line with similar areas in other states, are experiencing a declining population.

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Keeneland opens its 2016 spring meet on Friday with new technologies for visitors new to the historic track. Keeneland spokeswoman Amy Gregory says the Race Day app now features a ‘bet simulator.’

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A family physician in the bluegrass says we shouldn’t think chilly weather will put an end to springtime allergy suffering. 

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Kentucky's university and college presidents met Wednesday evening with Governor Matt Bevin and state legislators to discuss the budget impasse. The main roadblock between the House and Senate is the proposed funding cuts to higher education.

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For nine straight weeks, widespread flu activity has been reported across Kentucky.