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
2:17 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Former Kentucky Lawmaker Dies

Former Republican state representative DeWayne Bunch has died from head injuries sustained last year.  Bunch was a first-term lawmaker when he was injured breaking up a fight at Whitley County High School, where he was a teacher.  He went through months of surgeries and recovery in Lexington and in Atlanta.

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Business
10:34 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Kentucky Operations to Continue as Coal Company Files Bankruptcy

Patriot Coal Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week as it deals with reduced demand for coal and rising costs. Patriot has three operations in Henderson and Union counties in western Kentucky.

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Regional
11:33 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Warren County Grand Jury To Consider Case Against Absent Mom

Jackie Farah

The case against a Warren County mother accused of neglecting 19 children in her home is headed to a grand jury.  Jackie Farah was in court Monday morning and waived her right to a preliminary hearing. 

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Politics
11:33 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Kentucky Lawmaker Presses Governor to Refuse Medicaid Expansion Under ACA

The top Republican in the state House is urging Governor Beshear to opt Kentucky out of one of the costliest provisions of the federal health care law. The Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act gave states the legal right to refuse an expansion of Medicaid.

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Regional
10:03 am
Tue July 3, 2012

19 Children Removed from Unfit Warren County Home

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office plans to file criminal charges against a couple who left 19 children unattended for nearly a week.  A concerned neighbor called police Monday night to check on the children, who ranged in age from eight months to 14 years. 

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Business
12:23 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Amazon Looking to Fill 1,500 Jobs in Middle Tennessee

Online retailer Amazon is now taking applications for about 15-hundred jobs at its new fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro.  Tennessee Career Center locations throughout Middle Tennessee are holding initial screenings and scheduling interviews through July 13th.

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Regional
9:40 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Fires in Two Kentucky Towns Prompted by Extreme Heat

A wildfire along a Kentucky Parkway near the Tennessee border caused a detour and burned a broad area.  The fire began Thursday on the east side of the Pennyrile Parkway near Hopkinsville. 

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Health
10:54 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Kentucky's McConnell, Top Washington Republican, Reacts to Health Care Decision

U-S Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was quick to respond to the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's health care overhaul. 

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Sports
10:52 am
Tue June 26, 2012

WKU Record-Setter Headed to Finals in Olympic Swimming Trials

A former WKU swimmer is among the nation's best at the sport, and she's proving it this week at the Olympic swimming trials in Omaha. 

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Education
1:18 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

WKU Board of Regents Approves 2012-2013 Budget

The WKU Board of Regents met in special session Friday morning to sign off on the university's $389 million budget for the new fiscal year. The budget includes a 4.8% increase in tuition and fees, which amounts to nearly $200 more per semester.

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