Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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The Kentucky Senate has easily approved legislation redefining incarceration procedures for pregnant inmates. 

The legislation includes a provision aimed at increasing treatment for drug-addicted female inmates and an awareness of the unique needs of those women in jail. 

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Legislation to realign judicial circuits in Kentucky is heading to the House floor.  The measure, already supported by the Kentucky Supreme Court got the backing of the House Judiciary Committee Monday.

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Representatives from the Kentucky chapter of Moms Deserve Action for Gun Sense in America are keeping close ties with the 2018 General Assembly.


The Kentucky Senate has passed legislation to allow for the platooning of commercial trucks along the Commonwealth’s interstates. 

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Legislation to set limits on how much attorneys can retain in medical malpractices cases passed the Kentucky Senate Thursday 20 to 16.  


The Kentucky senate voted 32 to 4 Wednesday to put state limitations on package liquor licenses in wet communities.  The senate action comes as the State Alcoholic Beverage Control Board proposes to lift the limitation.  

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Legislation to prohibit capital punishment for people suffering from severe mental illness is expected to go before the full Kentucky Senate.

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Legislation to expand charitable gaming opportunities for certain non-profit organizations is headed to the House floor. Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations Committee Chair Adam Koenig said the measure pertains to certain non-profit organizations.

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Lexington’s city council is asking the general assembly to pass legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky.

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Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball coach Dan McHale has been let go.  Word of his termination as head coach came Monday from Athletics Director Steve Lochmueller. McHale just completed his third year at EKU, compiling a 38 and 55 record with an 11 and 20 mark this season.