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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Arts & Culture
3:38 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

American Idol Stops in Bowling Green

Several hundred teens and twenty-somethings descended on downtown Bowling Green Friday hoping to get discovered. They were auditioning for the Fox television show American Idol which begins its 12th season in January.

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Regional
10:46 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Hardin County and Elizabethtown Halt Merger Talks

Merger talks appear dead in Hardin County. The fiscal court this week voted 7-2 against establishing a unification review commission. 

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Arts & Culture
1:26 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Evansville Art Museum Finds Picasso Treasure in Storage

“Seated Woman with Red Hat” (“Femme assise au chapeau rouge”)
Michael Wheatley Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

A piece of artwork that sat in storage for nearly half a century is creating a lot of excitement at the Evansville Museum.  Officials there recently discovered a painting, dismissed for decades, is actually a rare Picasso worth millions of dollars.

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Education
2:29 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Owensboro School to Host New Veterinary Program

Owensboro Community and Technical College is filling a need in the field of veterinary medicine. The school on Tuesday announced a $475,000 grant to establish a two-year veterinary technician program.  

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Politics
12:06 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

ABC News Correspondent Tapped to Moderate VP Debate in Kentucky

Martha Raddatz is ABC News' senior foreign affairs correspondent.
ABC News

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Monday announced the moderator line-up for this fall’s presidential debates.  The senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News will moderate the vice presidential debate in Kentucky.

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Health
11:30 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Child Safety Advocates Warn Any Parent Can Make a Deadly Summertime Mistake

So far this year, 23 children nationwide have died from being left alone in cars in the summer heat.  In most cases, children are unknowingly left behind, but regardless, parents experience the life-long grief of losing a child.

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Regional
12:40 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Trial Postponed for Barren County Sheriff

Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and his two of his deputies will not go on trial as scheduled this month.  According to an order by U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley, the August 27th trial has been postponed until December 3rd. 

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Politics
11:04 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Veteran Kentucky Lawmaker Drops Re-election Bid

Republican state senator Tom Jensen of London is withdrawing his candidacy for re-election this year.  The lawyer of 34 years will instead run for circuit judge in Knox and Laurel counties.

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Politics
1:21 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Obama Repeat Unlikely in Indiana, Poll Finds

A new poll shows if the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would lose Indiana, a state he captured toward winning the White House in 2008.  The same survey shows Indiana’s U.S. Senate race too close to call. 

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Regional
10:43 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Wheels of Justice Temporarily Come to a Halt in Kentucky

Warren County Justice Center
WKU Public Radio

Courthouse doors are locked in Kentucky for a mandatory furlough day, the first time in decades the court system has shut down to balance its budget.  All court services, from trials to driver’s licensing are suspended statewide.

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