Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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The number of homeless across Kentucky is declining. That’s according to statistics released last week by the Kentucky Housing Corporation. The point-in-time figures for 118 counties refer to a count conducted last January. 

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The announced closing of Springfield’s St. Catharine College last week may have Kentuckians wondering about other private postsecondary schools.

Kentucky Department of Education officials continue to seek public comment on developing a new school accountability system.  A 12th opportunity, in the form of a virtual town hall meeting, is scheduled for tonight

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s Primary win in the U.S. Senate race will likely mean a heavy dose of speaking engagements across the Commonwealth the next five months. Lexington’s vice mayor doesn’t expect that to impact his work at city hall substantially.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear admits Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s decision on higher education funding did surprise him somewhat. But the AG said Thursday afternoon it’s always been a case that was headed to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he's fully prepared to take on incumbent Rand Paul in the fall race for U.S. Senate.  Gray held a victory party in downtown Lexington last night after besting six other candidates in the Democratic primary. 

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Last year’s Triple Crown success of American Pharoah could cause increased interest in Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s chance of doing the same. 

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Six Democrats vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate from Kentucky fielded questions last night as part of a KET primary election forum. Bill Goodman, host of Kentucky Tonight, began the show by asking each of the candidates about their political leanings.

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The state of Kentucky is launching a Zika awareness and prevention program. Officials working in the areas of health, agriculture, and entomology all participated in a Frankfort news conference Monday.

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There was more testimony in Frankfort Wednesday regarding the state attorney general’s lawsuit against the governor.

Attorney General Andy Beshear argued Governor Matt Bevin didn’t have the authority to order funding reductions to the state’s universities earlier this spring.