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
11:20 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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Politics
2:25 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Kentucky Governor Holds Out Hope for Rest of Session

In a word, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear sums up the legislative session so far as unproductive.   He spoke with Lisa Autry about the defeat of some major bills and what's left on his agenda.

Regional
12:42 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Southcentral Kentucky Woman Who Admitted Killing Expectant Mom Receives Final Sentencing

Kathy Coy

The Butler County woman who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the murder of an expectant mother showed little emotion and offered no apologies at her final sentencing Thursday. 

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Regional
12:43 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Western Kentucky Coroners Upset Over Plan to Close Medical Examiner's Office

Leaders in Henderson County are fighting the state's plan to close the medical examiner's office in Western Kentucky.  The fiscal court has passed a resolution opposing the closure of the Madisonville office, which serves 25 counties.

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Regional
10:37 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Prosecutors Seek Murder Conviction in Western Kentucky Hit-and-Run Trial

A man charged in the hit-and-run death of a girl in Western Kentucky is on trial this week in Daviess County Circuit Court.  Jeffrey Kotarek of Utica admits he was in the area where the accident occurred, but did not strike 13-year-old Madalynn Matlock. 

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Regional
9:25 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Southern Baptist Panel Recommends Retaining Historic Name

The headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn. (AP photo)

The nation's largest protestant denomination will not be changing its name.  A panel for the Southern Baptist Convention has instead approved a new, add-on description for the denomination. 

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Politics
11:21 am
Mon February 20, 2012

First-Term Kentucky Lawmaker Wants Term Limits

Rep. Mike Nemes (R), Louisville

A freshman lawmaker from Louisville has filed a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly that limits how long members can serve.  Legislation by State Representative Mike Nemes limits House and Senate lawmakers to serving no more that three consecutive terms.

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Health
10:22 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Health Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Boys

Gardasil, the HPV vaccine

For several years, the vaccine for Human Papillomavirus has been recommended for young females.  Now, the Centers for Disease Control is going a step further by recommending the HPV vaccine for boys, as well.

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