Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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The Kentucky Senate has voted 27 to 11 in favor of free speech legislation regarding the state’s public colleges and universities. 

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Legislation to allow for commercial truck platooning along Kentucky interstates continues to move on down the general assembly ‘bill highway.’ The Senate measure prompted questions from members of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

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Term limit related legislation fell one vote shy of approval in the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Monday. 


  The Kentucky General Assembly is considering legislation requiring high school students take a financial literacy course before graduation. The House Bill is now up for a vote in the Senate., WEKU

Shelbyville Senator Paul Hornback says Alltech Founder Pearse Lyons contributed to the agriculture industry by thinking outside the box.  Hornback was reflecting on the impact of Lyons, who died Thursday after battling a lung condition following heart surgery.

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A bill cutting benefits for retired public school teachers has cleared a key hurdle in the Kentucky legislature despite protests from educators chanting "vote them out!"

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A second day of testimony on medical marijuana legislation took place in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon.  The legislation is on the agenda again for Wednesday’s legislative committee meeting.

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The Kentucky Senate has easily approved legislation redefining incarceration procedures for pregnant inmates. 

The legislation includes a provision aimed at increasing treatment for drug-addicted female inmates and an awareness of the unique needs of those women in jail. 

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Legislation to realign judicial circuits in Kentucky is heading to the House floor.  The measure, already supported by the Kentucky Supreme Court got the backing of the House Judiciary Committee Monday.

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Representatives from the Kentucky chapter of Moms Deserve Action for Gun Sense in America are keeping close ties with the 2018 General Assembly.