Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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More than 3,700 Kentucky social workers and those in Family Support will see an increase in pay, effective next month. 

The $4.8 million appropriation in the current two year state budget also impacts corrections workers.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The “Double Dollars” program offered through several farmers’ markets across Kentucky is growing. Word of the expansion came during Tuesday’s celebration of Kentucky Farmers Market Week in Frankfort.

National Weather Service Paducah, via Twitter

It’s been a damp summer in many portions of Kentucky, particularly during the month of July.


One of the first political speakers for this Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic is U.S. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The sixth term senator from Louisville last weekend indicated he’s already looking forward to a seventh term in Congress

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Starting this week, Kentucky State Police troopers are earning higher pay for their service.  Governor Matt Bevin and state lawmakers worked earlier this year to include salary increases in the budget.  

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While the world’s best known amateur athletic competition is about to gear up, Kentucky’s long standing amateur sports event is winding down. The Olympic Games carry an impact in the Commonwealth.

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The Scott County Toyota plant has earned another high mark in the production category.  This recognition comes from a familiar automotive review group.

Supreme Court of Kentucky

Kentucky’s Chief Justice has been selected to head two national judicial groups. It’s the first time in a quarter century that a head jurist from the Commonwealth has held either of these posts.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul admits his philosophy on expanding the Republican Party differs from its presidential nominee Donald Trump.  Paul held a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lexington. 

Carter Caves State Resort Park, via Facebook

Five Kentucky state parks will be seeing $3 million dollars in safety and aesthetic improvements over the next couple of years. The announcement came Tuesday from Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson during a visit to Carter Caves State Resort Park.