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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University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has reviewed details about campus building projects totaling more than $2 billion. There were also lighter moments in his Thursday speech to Lexington Rotarians.

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A Berea College administrator has offered testimony about the cost of college education to a congressional committee in Washington.  Much of the questioning Tuesday focused on student debt.

A woman with 35 years of experience evaluating and treating adult sex offenders is leading training sessions throughout Kentucky.  One such program attracted well over 100 people Monday in Lexington.

Cory Jewell Jensen is with the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Oregon.  She spoke to those working in areas like law enforcement, school counseling, nursing and child protective services. 

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Governor Matt Bevin says the University of Louisville is a key component of a national center that will research what he called "automotive efficiency and sustainable transportation."   That could include everything from online transportation services to self-driving vehicles.  He made the announcement Monday speaking before the second Auto Vision Conference meeting in Lexington.  He says the U of L focus could result in some new automotive technologies.

Kentuckians joined the rest of the nation and the world last weekend in marking the 15th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.  There were interfaith services, a memorial dedication, and a 9/11 stair climb.

Two Central Kentucky Muslims hold out hope for growing relationships in the next 15 years.

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The leader of a non-profit economic development agency in Eastern Kentucky sees promise in the results of a just-released workforce survey. It’s partly focused on efforts to lure new firms to the region that could offer employment to out-of-work coal miners. 

The University of Kentucky will benefit from the latest gift from a foundation tied to a Lexington auto dealership.

A $10 million gift from the Don Jacobs Charitable Foundation, announced Tuesday, means further investment in undergraduate science education at UK.  A majority of the contribution, $8 million, will go toward the new academic science building that now bears the name Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building.  Don Jacobs, well-known in Lexington, passed away last spring.

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It could be months or years before a final resolution is reached regarding the dumping of radioactive waste in a central Kentucky landfill. A county leader is interested in preventing any future similar incidents. 

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A mixture of history and present day agricultural interests are interwoven on the grounds of Ashland near downtown Lexington.  Henry Clay’s estate was home to an education-based hemp harvest Tuesday.

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The executive director of Morehead Pride says he was particularly pleased at the number of young people who attended the town’s first festival to celebrate the LGBT community.  David Moore says there were activities all day long, some put on by other organizations. 

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