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

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The mayor of Hazard is optimistic federal grant funds will pave the way for construction of a natural gas pipeline to an existing Perry County industrial park. 

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Bronze statues of two confederate figures now reside in the Lexington Cemetery.  The likenesses of John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge had been in storage for nine months before being positioned in the historic resting place Tuesday.

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The state budget director’s office says end of fiscal year tax receipts show some growth in Kentucky’s economy.

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Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball’s birth of a baby boy this week became a historical event in state politics. Ball is the first Kentucky Constitutional Officer to give birth while in office. 

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A plan to spend $13 million for upgraded safety and mental health services in Fayette schools will soon go before the school board.  Superintendent Manny Caulk unveiled the 10-point program Monday at Dunbar High School.

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education gave final approval Friday for tuition rates at state public universities. The council capped raising tuition by 6 percent over the next two years.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Close to a hundred teachers gathered at Keeneland on Tuesday for a financial literacy workshop. The day long program was designed to help educators K through 12 incorporate more financial literacy instruction in the classroom as required by a new state law.

Stu Johnson, WEKU

  A pilot program in the Bluegrass is working to get a Kentucky dietary staples in the hands of those who need it most.  It’s happening with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Dairy Alliance.

Stu Johnson, WEKU

A pilot program in the Bluegrass is working to get a Kentucky dietary staples in the hands of those who need it most.  It’s happening with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Dairy Alliance.

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