Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

stu.johnson@eku.edu

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Debate and action on two abortion measures received attention in Frankfort during the opening week of the 2017 legislative session. ​The observers included two people with completely different perspectives.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

Tax reform is likely to be next on the agenda for Kentucky lawmakers. 

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The Kentucky Senate Thursday approved a bill that would establish medical review panels.

Alix Mattingly

Legislation to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy moves to the Kentucky House. The Senate voted 30 to 6 in favor of the measure Thursday.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  Kentucky officials are expecting a significant jump in hemp cultivation during 2017.  By years end, compared to a year ago, hemp acreage could grow three times.

J. Tyler Franklin

For the first time in recent memory the Kentucky House will vote on legislation to repeal the state’s prevailing wage.

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A bill that would open up pension benefits for lawmakers to public review is on its way to the full Kentucky Senate. Similar legislation has passed the Senate before, but failed in the House.

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Representatives of 11 Kentucky Christian churches say they'll gather in Frankfort over the next ten weeks for what they're calling "Prayer in Action Days."

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A leader in a Kentucky-based patient advocacy group is calling for more timely information about drug-resistant bacteria cases.  Members of a state legislative health panel got a briefing earlier this month. 

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Jim Gray is halfway through a second term as Lexington Mayor.  The Glasgow native and construction business veteran just completed an unsuccessful attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Rand Paul.  Gray isn't showing his hand regarding political maneuvers in 2017.

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