Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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For the first time in recent memory the Kentucky House will vote on legislation to repeal the state’s prevailing wage.

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A bill that would open up pension benefits for lawmakers to public review is on its way to the full Kentucky Senate. Similar legislation has passed the Senate before, but failed in the House.

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Representatives of 11 Kentucky Christian churches say they'll gather in Frankfort over the next ten weeks for what they're calling "Prayer in Action Days."

A leader in a Kentucky-based patient advocacy group is calling for more timely information about drug-resistant bacteria cases.  Members of a state legislative health panel got a briefing earlier this month. 

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Jim Gray is halfway through a second term as Lexington Mayor.  The Glasgow native and construction business veteran just completed an unsuccessful attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Rand Paul.  Gray isn't showing his hand regarding political maneuvers in 2017.

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A Franklin Circuit Court order has approved the distribution of about $2 million to almost 200 Kentucky schools, colleges, education groups, and the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services Association.


Drunk driving remains a priority concern for Kentucky’s law enforcement community on New Year’s weekend.

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The Commonwealth’s state climatologist says predictions for the early part of 2017 indicate higher-than-normal precipitation and temperatures.

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The director of the Kentucky Head Start Association credits focused staff training for the state’s achievement of high marks for quality instruction.

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Kentucky's public institutions are bucking a national trend when it comes to university enrollment.