Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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Kentucky is receiving a $200,000 federal grant to research ways to better monitor dams and warn nearby residents of flooding.

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The Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts has released financial reviews of ten more county governments this week. The state auditor is required by law to conduct yearly audits of county fiscal courts, sheriffs and county clerks.

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Close to a million dollars in state grant funds will be used to help make railroad improvements at 14 crossings in seven Kentucky counties. 

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The Food and Drug Administration’s first proposed regulation related to smokeless tobacco is getting attention from agriculture and health officials in Kentucky.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and other state economic development officials are attending the 52nd International Paris Air Show this week. State officials view it as a prime opportunity to sell Kentucky’s already strong aerospace industry.

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Eastern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has approved a new budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The board also heard details of a proposed statewide student fee to help meet campus facility needs.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made his economic pitch to hundreds of economic developers and international business investors Monday in Washington.

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Participants in this weekend’s Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition event will get an update on renewable energy efforts in eastern Kentucky. That includes a look at solar initiatives.

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Kentucky computer users are being alerted to a modified scam where con artists use a Microsoft reference in their unethical pitch.

Well over 2,000 middle and high school students are gathering in Lexington this week for the annual FFA Convention. The statewide meeting will include sessions beyond issues on the farm.