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
1:37 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Western Kentucky Plane Crash Victim Identified

Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash Sunday night near a private airstrip in Western Kentucky. 

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Business
12:04 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

WKU Helps Restaurants Offer Information in High-Tech Fashion

A group of WKU graduates has launched a smart phone application for restaurant patrons, and Bowling Green is the debut city.  Eric Littleton is CEO of WhyWait, a mobile app for iPhone and Android users that lets customers know restaurant wait times, their happy hours, menus, and deals.

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Regional
2:20 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Barren County Death Investigation Continues

State police are investigating a case of murder-suicide in southern Kentucky. Authorities say they received a call from 45-year-old Richard Smith, of Glasgow, who said a man was driving a truck around his home on Finney Road Thursday night.  Minutes later, Smith made another call to police saying that the suspect was in his driveway with a gun.

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Sports
12:30 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

President Obama Puts Kentucky in Title Game for NCAA Championship

President Obama is picking North Carolina to beat Kentucky in the national title game, calling the Tar Heels a more experienced team.  The president released his NCAA tournament brackets on ESPN Wednesday. 

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Aging Out
12:05 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Older Kids in Foster Care Need Homes, Support Services

Age and stereotypes are often reasons adolescents and teens in foster care never find permanent homes. In the documentary Aging Out, Lisa Autry reports on the need for more foster and adoptive homes for older children and the issues they face when they turn 18 and leave state custody.

Regional
10:39 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Feds Warn of Natural Disaster Fraud

A week after devastating tornadoes hit Kentucky and other states, federal officials warn the possibility of fraud remains high.  The Justice Department has a 24 hour hotline to report suspicions of fraud. 

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Regional
10:35 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Kentucky Leaders Petition President Obama for a Federal Disaster Declaration

Gov. Steve Beshear visits West Liberty, Ky on a Kentucky National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk after a tornado struck the town Mar. 2. (photo by Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs)

Kentucky’s Washington delegation is asking President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and quickly.  All six House members signed a letter to the president, reiterating many of the things Governor Beshear said in his letter to the White House.  The congressmen write that the damage caused by the storms is beyond the capabilities of the state and local governments.

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Regional
11:20 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Kentucky State Police Join Tornado Relief Efforts

In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across Kentucky, KSP posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities.

The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations, knowing they will reach the people in most need. This will also limit the number of people traveling into these stricken areas (to deliver items) allowing first responders more access to people in need.

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Developing: Storm Aftermath
9:11 am
Sat March 3, 2012

Deadly Storms Rip Thru Region

A massive outbreak of severe weather Friday led to widespread thunderstorms and multiple tornadoes, resulting in dozens of deaths across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency to facilitate local authorities' access to state resources. 

The outbreak also caused problems in states to the south, including Alabama and Tennessee where dozens of houses were damaged. It comes two days after an earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.

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Storm Update
4:41 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Deadly Storms Rip Through Region

Update: A massive outbreak of severe weather Friday led to widespread thunderstorms and multiple tornadoes, resulting in dozens of deaths across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency to facilitate local authorities' access to state resources. 

The outbreak was also causing problems in states to the south, including Alabama and Tennessee where dozens of houses were damaged. It comes two days after an earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.

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