Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

stu.johnson@eku.edu

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  Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says there’s been a surge in the number of people voting absentee this election.

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  Election Day is just over a week away and candidates are working right up to the wire to win over voters. Veteran democratic state representative and budget committee chair Rick Rand says the never ending drive for campaign funding likely plays a role in the lack of interest in this election.  

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  Both candidates for lieutenant governor of Kentucky support ways to enhance education, but they have different ideas.  On KET’s Kentucky Tonight, Republican candidate Jenean Hampton called herself a small government person.

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  Influenza is beginning to make its mark on Kentucky.  The early cases have been found in two larger urban areas.

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The two candidates competing to be Kentucky's next attorney general have differing views on the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act as it relates to the highly publicized actions of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.  Davis went to jail after refusing to grant marriage licenses for same sex couples.

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  The ‘Great Central U.S. Shakeout’ will take place Thursday.  Kentucky is one of 14 states participating in the earthquake preparedness event.

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The upcoming Breeders Cup Championships in Lexington is bringing in record ticket sales.

President Craig Fravel says sales have reached $19 million, surpassing the previous high of $10 million.

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State officials on Tuesday unveiled the new ‘Cross Kentucky Master Trail Plan.’  The initiative aims to link all of the state’s recreational trails. Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear were at Lexington’s Issac Murphy Memorial Gardens for the announcement. 

Strengthening the financial security of state employee and teacher pensions is a priority of both candidates vying to become Kentucky’s next state auditor.  

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  The effort to increase broadband service in eastern Kentucky is expected to kick up a notch this month.  

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