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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Elections
8:20 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

The Unspoken Can Make or Break a Debate, Says University of Louisville Professor

When it comes to preparing for a nationally televised debate, so much preparation goes into brushing up on the issues, but what isn't said can be just as important to a candidate's performance. Body language can make a big impact on how voters view candidates.

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Regional
1:42 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

PSC to Hold Meetings on Possible New Area Code in Kentucky

The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold six public meetings to discuss the options and process for creating a new area code in all or part of western Kentucky. Area code 270 is projected to run out of available numbers by the first quarter of 2014.

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Elections
5:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline Nears in Kentucky

Tuesday is an important deadline for the November 6th general election.  It’s the last day for Kentuckians to register to vote. 

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Health
10:57 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Some Kentucky Restaurants Post Food Safety Scores

Some restaurants in western Kentucky are letting patrons know up front just how safe the food is they're serving.  This week, the Green River District Health Department began posting in restaurant windows letter grades based on inspections. 

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Politics
2:13 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Indiana Senate Race Virtually Tied, According to Poll

A new survey of Indiana voters shows Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly remain locked in a tight race for U.S. Senate.  Just over a month before of the election, the poll puts the race a statistical dead heat. 

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Arts & Culture
10:28 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Owensboro's ROMP Festival Not Moving to a New Date

Vince Gill performed during the 2012 ROMP festival in Owensboro.

Owensboro’s annual ROMP festival will remain in June.  Organizers of the bluegrass event were considering an earlier date in the summer. 

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Regional
3:30 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

South Central Kentucky Woman Facing Forgery Charges

Attorney General Jack Conway announced the arrest Thursday of the former Wayne County Clerk following an investigation by his office. Investigators from General Conway's Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested 39-year-old Jennifer "Melissa" Turpin of Monticello this morning on one count of forgery, second degree, a Class D felony.

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Politics
9:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Centre College Aims to Exceed Expectations When it Hosts VP Debate

The official logo for the 2012 Vice Presidential debate at Centre College

When you visit the campus of Centre College in Danville, you can’t help but notice C6-H0 painted on buildings inside and out.  The year was 1921 when Centre nabbed an athletic triumph that some called the greatest upset of the first-half of the 20th century.

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Regional
5:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Underage Drinking Measure Up for Vote in Western Kentucky

A Western Kentucky county may soon have a new law on the books that holds property owners responsible for underage drinking on their property. The McLean County Fiscal Court will take a final vote on the ordinance Tuesday.

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Regional
7:57 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Western Kentucky Medical Examiner Office Months Away from Reopening

The medical examiner’s office in Western Kentucky has been vacant nearly a year, forcing counties to pay more for autopsies. However, the Madisonville office will be back in business at the start of next year. 

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