Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

Disabled veterans who own small businesses would be advised of state contracts for goods and services under legislation before the state Senate. The measure, sponsored by Owensboro Representative DJ Johnson, passed out of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee last week.

Women in Kentucky with so-called dense breast tissue would be notified of that under legislation before state lawmakers. The bill aims to improve early detection of breast cancer.

A measure that would establish an adoption task force in Kentucky is up for a vote in the State Senate.

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Hundreds of youth workers at Kentucky’s juvenile detention facilities will soon see a 20% hike in their pay. Governor Matt Bevin made the announcement Thursday at the Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

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The Senate Natural Resources Committee voted Wednesday to give the State Division of Mine Safety flexibility in carrying out their evaluations of Kentucky mines.

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Proposed legislation that would institute performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges is now on its way to the floor of the Kentucky House. But that's not without an unsuccessful effort Tuesday to make changes in the budget committee.

Legislation that would include police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians on the list of protected groups related to hate crimes easily passed the Kentucky Senate Tuesday. Former police officer Senator Danny Carroll brought the bill to the Senate floor.

The Kentucky House is being asked to urge the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to take steps to help reduce deer-related property or vehicle damage in certain regions of the Commonwealth. The bill passed the full Senate on Friday.

A bill doubling the individual campaign contribution limit in Kentucky continues to move through the General Assembly. It emerged from the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Monday.

Two state legislative resolutions calling for a national constitutional convention got a hearing Monday in Frankfort. Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Chair Kenny Imes told the packed room no vote would come this session, but the issue would be studied over the next year.