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
5:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Central Kentucky Food Bank Hopeful Donations Remain Steady in Light of Embattled Louisville Charity

Credit feedingamericaky.org

The founder of USA Harvest is due in court later this month to answer to charges of stealing money from the charity for personal gain.  Stan Curtis of Louisville faces charges of mail fraud, money laundering and filing false income tax returns.

It's cases like this that angers Tammy Delaney who is with Elizabethtown-based Feeding America: Kentucky's Heartland.

"We're in the business to keep our name clean and help people and do the right thing with our funds," remarks Delaney.  "When that sort of thing happens, it can cause confusion and it can cause people to want to hang on to their dollars versus giving it sometimes.  That's just hard to overcome for non-profits in general."

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Politics
11:57 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Two Kentucky Republicans Announce Bids for David Williams' Senate Seat

Sara Beth Gregory

State Rep. Sara Beth Gregory will seek the Republican nomination to run for an open state Senate seat in southern Kentucky. Gregory said in a statement Wednesday that she wants to replace former state Sen. David Williams who resigned last week to accept an appointment as circuit judge.

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Sports
10:18 am
Wed October 24, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Picked Third in Sun Belt East Division

WKU has been picked to finish third in the Sunbelt Conference East, and sophomores George Fant and T.J. Price were named Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference performers. Voting was done by the league's head coaches and announced Wednesday in conjunction with conference media day activities.

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Elections
10:45 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Presidential Debates Light Up Social Media

If the past is any indication, Monday night's final presidential debate will saturate social media. Last week's face-off between President Obama and Mitt Romney generated more than 12 million comments on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Regional
5:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Area Code Public Meetings Kick Off in Western Kentucky

The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold a meeting in Hopkinsville this week to explain the need for a new area code for the western half of the state. Area code 270 is projected to run out of available numbers by early 2014. There are two plans under consideration.

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Elections
6:13 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Kentuckians React to VP Debate

Media filing center inside Sutcliffe Hall at Centre College

Centre College in Danville, Kentucky had the attention of millions as they tuned in last night to watch the first and only vice presidential debate before the election.  So who won?  It depends on who you ask.  Lisa Autry was in Spin Alley and got reaction from Kentucky's political pundits.

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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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