Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says it’s difficult to watch some things going on across the U.S.  He was referring to violence such as Sunday's ambush-style shootings of three police officers in Baton Rouge.


Kentucky will use s$6 million in federal AmeriCorps dollars to support 19 programs and more than a thousand members. AmeriCorps supports service programs including those at EKU and Berea College. 

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The state attorney general’s office has determined there is insufficient evidence to seek criminal charges in the disposal of radioactive waste in an Estill County landfill. 

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Kentuckians with certain felony convictions can now begin the process of having such Class D offenses expunged. July 15th marks the first effective day of the legislation approved by lawmakers earlier this year. 


Some 30 police officers from three states along with their canine partners are going through various testing activities in Lexington.  It involves everything from tracking to criminal apprehension to explosives detection.


A fund raising event for presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump in Lexington has prompted a reaction from a diverse group of citizens, including remarks from a black pastor, a Muslim doctor, and a Latino businessman. 

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is urging lawmakers from 15 southern states including his own to be competent, capable, and bold.

Bevin offered his thoughts to participants at the 70th Southern Legislative Conference meeting in Lexington.

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Since the United Kingdom ranks second as a destination for Kentucky exports, its decision to leave the European Union is expected to have some impact on some Kentucky businesses. 


Governor Bevin’s plan to substantially change the state Medicaid program got another public review Wednesday. The third and final public hearing in Hazard attracted a room full of onlookers.

Kentucky police agencies investigating crimes against children face a daunting task. It’s partly seen in the release of information through the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.