Lisa Autry

Reporter/Producer

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum.  She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years.  Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville.  She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky.  Many of her stories have been heard on NPR. 

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Education
5:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

WKU Expanding Scholarship Offerings

WKU is making changes to its scholarship program to help recruit more high-achieving students. The school will offer two additional scholarships starting next fall for students with GPAs as low as 3.3 and ACT scores of 26.

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Regional
10:21 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Highway Dedication Planned to Honor Former Kentucky Educator, Lawmaker

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is renaming a section of highway in McLean County in honor of a former state lawmaker. In a public ceremony Friday, a portion of KY 136 will be designated the “Richard ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins Memorial Highway.” 

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Business
4:04 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Kentucky Lottery Changing with the Times

The Kentucky lottery plans to drop its nightly televised program and instead stream the drawings online.  A lot has changed since the state lottery began more than two decades ago. 

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Politics
9:15 am
Tue September 4, 2012

WKU Political Scientist Says President in Trouble with Youth, Minorities

The fall campaign season is in full swing as both national parties hold their conventions. WKU Political Science Professor Dr. Saundra Ardrey spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry and previewed this week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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Business
12:23 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Instant Racing Opens at Ellis Park

The Ellis Park race track in Western Kentucky ushered in a new era Friday.  The 90-year-old Henderson track rolled out instant racing to the public, becoming only the second track in the state to offer the games. 

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Business
10:28 am
Thu August 30, 2012

National Settlement Helps Struggling Kentucky Homeowners

A preliminary report shows Kentucky homeowners are benefiting from a settlement reached with the nation’s top five mortgage servicers.  The five banks in the settlement are Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Ally/GMAC. 

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Regional
3:41 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Western Kentucky Track Expands Gambling Options Despite Court Challenge

Ellis Park is about to become the second horse track in Kentucky to offer instant racing.  The Henderson track has installed 187 instant racing terminals. 

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Regional
2:45 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Kentucky National Guard Ready for Hurricane Orders

Members of the Kentucky National Guard

The Kentucky National Guard is on standby as Hurricane Isaac approaches the U.S. mainland.  The governors of Florida, Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama have declared states of emergency.  

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Politics
9:08 am
Mon August 27, 2012

WKU Political Scientist Says Party Conventions Still Matter

This week and next, WKU Public Radio will be previewing the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  In this first installment, Lisa Autry speaks with WKU Political Science Professor Dr. Scott Lasley.

Regional
3:37 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Backpack Program for Hungry Children Needs Sponsors

www.feedingamericaky.org

Thousands of children in Kentucky live in homes where an adequate amount of food isn't a guarantee.  Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland launched a backpack program six years ago in Hardin County, and it has since spread to 33 counties. 

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