Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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Raising minimum wage across Kentucky will once again be a topic of discussion during the 2020 General Assembly.  But, it's uncertain whether the legislation will receive a formal vote.

Blue Grass Army Depot

Chemical weapon disposal at the Blue Grass Army Depot is well into its second month at the Madison County installation. The person overseeing operations said a crawl, walk, run approach is being used when it comes to demilitarization.

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson said the new pension reform measure is,  “the best option of some challenging options.”

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The challenges in meeting day-to-day water service for communities in Kentucky were discussed during first meeting of the Public Water and Wastewater System Infrastructure Task Force.

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Come next year, Kentucky lawmakers will be asked to enact an excise tax on electronic cigarettes. The proposal calls for a tax on vaping products and e-cigs at the same level as traditional cigarettes.

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Kentucky state agriculture officials are working to get the word out about new tagging requirements for cattle. The official change is a few years off, but some steps can be taken as soon as the end of this year.

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Kentucky Corrections officials continue to face a housing crunch when it comes to the state’s inmate population.

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Fire crews remain on the scene this afternoon at a massive bourbon warehouse blaze near the Franklin/Woodford county line. 

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AAA is predicting a record number of travelers nationwide over the Fourth of July holiday. The projected 49 million travelers by road and air represent more than a 4% increase over last year.

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The 2020 Kentucky General Assembly is expected to be asked to keep the hands of time from jumping ahead or back one hour.  Legislation has been pre-filed to stop a traditional spring and fall time change.