Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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Gov. Matt Bevin continues to stress the need for a special legislative session to tackle pension reforms for several state universities and many quasi-governmental agencies. 

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Traffic congestion on Kentucky roadways is likely to pick up as Memorial Day Holiday travelers hit the road.  AAA reports nearly 43 million Americans are expected to get away this weekend, the largest number since 2005. 

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In the midst of reflecting on Primary 2019, Gov. Matt Bevin was also asked about what remains a pressing topic in Frankfort.  Pension reform questions can surface anytime, anywhere when state officials are involved.

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The president of the Kentucky Health Departments Association said public health agencies across the Commonwealth are preparing budgets, realizing pension relief may not come from Frankfort soon.  Governor Bevin has unveiled his latest proposal for quasi-government agencies and regional universities.  But he’s not made a decision yet about any special legislative session.

An oncologist at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center said brain cancers are seen in the very young and very old.  The causes for these brain tumors are still hard to determine.


The Central Kentucky Regional Airport is one of four in the Commonwealth that will benefit from federal grant money to support aircraft maintenance training.


Leading players in the horse racing industry are announcing the phase out of Lasix on race day.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson along with administrators at five comprehensive universities remain intensely interested in a pension fix. 

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The head of the Kentucky Forest Industries Association says consistent damp weather over the past year has impacted timber harvesting.  

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The finance website WalletHub ranks Kentucky as the fourth most stressed state in America.