Lisa Autry


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. 


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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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.

3:37 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Backpack Program for Hungry Children Needs Sponsors

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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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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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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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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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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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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