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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Regional
11:23 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Retired Teacher Sentenced in Internet Sex Sting in Kentucky

Dale Chisena
Kentucky Attorney General's Office

A retired Florida teacher is heading to prison for traveling to Kentucky for sex with two juveniles.  U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell sentenced 60-year-old Dale Chisena for interstate travel to engage in sex acts with a person under 12 years of age.  

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Regional
5:06 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Bowling Green GM Plant Readies for New Model Production

Production at the Bowling Green General Motors plant will cease for all of July to allow for construction in preparation for the next-generation Corvette.  The plant is making a $131 million investment to build the new C-7.

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Regional
1:51 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

New Chief Judge Elected to Kentucky Court of Appeals

Judge Glenn Acree of Lexington has been elected chief judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals judges elected Judge Acree during their regular court meeting June 5. The chief judge provides administrative oversight to the Court of Appeals and serves in the position for a four-year term under the Kentucky Constitution.

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Regional
3:26 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Paducah Convention Center Employees Sentenced for Embezzlement

The head of the Paducah Convention Center and a contractor were in a federal courtroom Thursday for sentencing after pleading guilty to theft and embezzlement charges. 

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Regional
10:06 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Kentucky WWII Vets Mark D-Day Anniversary With Special Trip

The WWII memorial in Washington DC

Wednesday is the 68th anniversary of D-day, invasion of Normandy during World War Two.  A non-profit is giving veterans the gift of seeing the World War Two Memorial in the nation's capitol. Honor Flight is flying 30 veterans from Kentucky to spend the day in Washington, D.C.  Captain Brian Duffy is president of the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, which has made 18 flights over the past two and a half years.

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Regional
10:06 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Inmate Flees Hart County Jail

A Hart County Jail inmate walked away from the facility Monday and is still on the run.  Twenty-five year old Jared Fox was last seen wearing a blue and white or gray shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a jacket.

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Regional
12:13 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Parents File Lawsuit Against a Central Kentucky School System Over Discipline

The parents of a central Kentucky kindergarten student have filed a $5 million lawsuit over their daughter being put into a dark room for six minutes as part of timeout. 

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Regional
3:40 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Identities Released in Deadly I-65 Collision in Warren County

The two people killed on I-65 in southern Warren County Wednesday afternoon were a husband and wife from Indiana. 

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Regional
11:21 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Kentucky Governor Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Drugs

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is in Hopkinsville today to sign into law legislation aimed at curbing the use of synthetic drugs.  It will now be illegal to sell or possess the substances that produce a marijuana-like high and are often marketed as herbal incense and bath salts. 

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Regional
4:03 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Interstate Closure to Continue Several More Hours

A crash on northbound I-65 at mile marker 19 has interrupted the flow of interstate traffic this afternoon in the Warren County and Simpson County  areas in Kentucky. Northbound traffic on  the interstate is being  detoured to U-S 31W  at mile marker 6 in Simpson County. 

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