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
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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Health
5:00 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Red Cross Issues Emergency Appeal for Blood

Summertime is always a challenge, but the American Red Cross says blood donations are at a 15-year low. To help out, a blood drive will be held in Bowling Green Friday from 10:30am to 4:30pm at Holiday Inn University Plaza and Sloan Convention Center.

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Health
11:00 am
Tue July 31, 2012

State Holding Public Meetings to Explain Health Insurance Exchange

State officials will be in Somerset Wednesday explaining the federal health care law and how it applies to the average citizen. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Insurance and Cabinet for Health and Family Services will talk about the health insurance exchange the state is in the process of establishing. 

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Politics
5:00 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Report Praises Kentucky Lawmakers Who are Anti-Tax, Anti-Government Spending

Republicans Jim DeCesare and Damon Thayer are the top two "Defenders of Economic Freedom" in the Kentucky legislature, according to a new report by a pro-business organization. 

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