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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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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Regional
5:00 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Central Kentucky County, City to Decide if Merger Talks Continue

Leaders in Hardin County and Elizabethtown will decide in coming weeks whether to pursue merger talks. Ordinances establishing a unification review commission must pass Hardin County Fiscal Court and the Elizabethtown City Council.

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Regional
8:34 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty in Murder of Russell County Woman

A prosecutor in Central Kentucky will seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing a pregnant woman during her morning run in June. 

Russell County Commonwealth's Attorney Matthews Leveridge filed a motion Thursday outlining aggravating circumstances in the June 14 death of 31-year-old Sarah Hart. 

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Health
9:12 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Kentucky Governor Still Mulling Medicaid Expansion, Consequences

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he's not ready to make a decision about expanding the state's Medicaid rolls. The federal health care law, upheld by the Supreme Court, allows states to opt out of a Medicaid expansion, which some Republican leaders in the Kentucky legislature have urged the governor to do.

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Politics
1:11 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Western Kentucky Town Looking for New Mayor After Removal

The Corydon City Council has voted to oust its mayor. Halfway through his term, Larry Thurby faces several accusations, including misuse of city funds.

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Arts & Culture
10:36 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Owensboro Officials Consider Changing Mystery Festival Date

Organizers say Owensboro's International Mystery Writer's Festival will likely be held in the fall next year. The event normally takes place in June, but RiverPark Center General Manager Roxi Witt says moving it to October would allow authors to interact with schools.

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