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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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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Regional
9:37 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Owensboro Police Chief Announces Departure

Owensboro Police Chief Glenn Skeens

The police chief of Owensboro is retiring.  Colonel Glenn Skeens will leave  September 1st to spend more time with his family. He tells the Messenger-Inquirer he has no immediate plans but wants to stay active in the community.

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Regional
5:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Some Kentucky State Parks Gain 'Storm Ready' Status

A school group is led on a tour at Carter Caves State Resort Park
KY Department of Parks

Three Kentucky state parks were recently designated as being "Storm Ready" by the National Weather Service.

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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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