Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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For more than a decade, Kentucky’s largest business association has hosted a state legislative preview conference. Tuesday’s event in Lexington covered most hot button items for the 2018 general assembly session.

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Former Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton is entering the race for urban county government’s top job. 


 An Owensboro businessman charged with rape, sodomy, and bribery will have his case tried in Daviess County.

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West Coast Battery Company EnerBlu plans to invest $372 million in a manufacturing plant in Pikeville.  The formal announcement came this morning in eastern Kentucky. 

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A Mayfield city council member hopes to enact a law prohibiting bars in the far western Kentucky town.

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Kentucky has made some progress in improving the health of its citizens. The proof is found in some recent national ratings.

Veteran Lexington council member Kevin Stinnett plans to seek the office of mayor. The announcement comes on the day Lexington Mayor Jim Gray launched his campaign for 6th District congressman.


Kentucky agriculture officials expect an economic boost from renewed horse trading. 

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The president of the Kentucky senate says a special legislative session on pension reforms could still happen between now and the end of December. But Robert Stivers admits the window of opportunity for a likely five-day session is closing a bit day by day.

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A work group studying Kentucky’s prison system predicts additional incarceration costs totaling more than a half billion dollars over the next decade, if further legislative remedies aren’t pursued.