Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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The first of 12 interpretive signs detailing parts of the African American experience in Lexington was unveiled Thursday. It’s the undertaking of a number of private entities.

State public health officials are using September, designated as National Preparedness Month, to launch the ‘First 72 is On You’ information campaign.

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Many Kentucky prosecutors are searching for ways to deal with expanding caseloads in their individual offices. The matter got attention on Wednesday as part of an annual conference with county and commonwealth’s attorneys.

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Fire damaged a popular downtown Lexington nightspot Friday morning.

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Fayette school officials are exploring a social media ‘listening technology’ as a way to watch for warning signs about potential school violence.  That was just one aspect of a presentation offered this week to members of a Lexington city council committee. 


A congressional field hearing in Lexington Thursday included discussion on issues related to opioid recovery and transitional housing.  Testimony on opioid use for pain management was also presented.

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61 recruits from across the Commonwealth began their participation in a 25 week State Police Training Academy this week. It comes on the heels of the retirement of 56 troopers in July.  

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A nationally-known automotive consultant says the widespread use of autonomous vehicles is coming to the U.S.  Future predictions about driverless cars was a part of the first day for this year Kentucky AutoVision Conference.


A ban on harvesting wild ginseng within Kentucky’s national forest remains in effect. 

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A man has been arrested in connection with five arson fires over less than 24 hours this weekend in downtown Lexington.