Stu Johnson (KPR)

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

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For many of the Commonwealth’s NASCAR racing fans, the annual weekend of racing at Kentucky Motor Speedway got off to a good start last night.

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.