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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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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Regional
11:04 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Woman Charged in Murder of Expectant Mother Changes Plea to Guilty

Kathy Michelle Coy

The woman accused of murdering an expectant mother and kidnapping her baby in Warren County last year will not stand trial.  Kathy Michelle Coy sobbed in court this morning as she changed her plea to guilty but mentally ill, and accepted a sentence of  life without parole.

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Health
3:35 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Feds Address Emergence of Synthetic Marijuana in Region

New data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that one in nine high school seniors has used synthetic marijuana within the past year.  Sold as a legal alternative to marijuana, the synthetic products carry a greater health risk, and in some case, have resulted in deaths.

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Regional
11:30 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Best Reporter

Regional
11:28 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Best Continuing Coverage

regional
2:16 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Trial Date Set for Iraqi Terror Detainee

Mohanad Shareef Hammadi (left), Waad Ramadan Alwan (right)

An Iraqi man facing charges of trying to funnel weapons and cash to Al-Qaida operatives in his home country is scheduled for trial July 30 in Bowling Green.  U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell set the trial date for 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi during a conference call Wednesday morning. 

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Politics
10:44 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Republicans Win Kentucky House Special Election

A Tompkinsville businessman is the newest member of the Kentucky General Assembly.  Republican Bart Rowland won a special election Tuesday against Democrat Barry Dean Steele. The Monroe County native and insurance executive will represent the heavily Republican 53rd district which covers Monroe, Metcalfe, Cumberland, and Green counties.

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Regional
12:36 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Technology Blurring the Line Between Teacher/Student Relationships

Half of the Kentucky teachers who lost their teaching licenses last year were involved in inappropriate relationships with students.  For some, their crimes will go unpunished, but the ones who get caught gain a criminal record that stays with them the rest of their lives.  Lisa Autry has this report on predators in the classroom.

Ky House Election
9:28 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Tuesday's Special Election to Fill Seat in Kentucky House

Voters in four counties in South Central Kentucky go to the polls Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the state House of Representatives.

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