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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Education
5:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Kentuckians Offered Free GED

For the second year in a row, the state is offering free GED testing for those looking to boost their education and careers. 

"It's estimated that by 2018, 54% of all jobs in Kentucky, that's over 1 million jobs, will require some level of postsecondary education.  So therefore, the GED is really a stepping stone on to postsecondary education, " says Reecie Stagnolia, vice president of Adult Education in the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education.

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Health
7:38 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Tennessee Newborn Recovering From Heart Transplant

More than 110,000 men, women, and children in the U.S. are awaiting organ transplants to save their lives. Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight. April is National Donate Life Month, and one Tennessee couple is celebrating in a big way. 

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Regional
1:21 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Somerset Man Accused of Shipping Drugs From Florida to Kentucky

A Pulaski County man is under arrest for trafficking in prescription drugs that he stole from out of state. Detectives say 31-year-old Shannon Helton of Somerset allegedly broke into a Florida pharmacy and stole drugs to mail back to Kentucky.  He was arrested in Somerset this week after detectives found a large amount of painkillers.

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Education
11:54 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Kentucky Educators Issue Scam Alert

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is issuing a consumer alert about fake GED tests.  The notice relates to fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED diplomas for a fee through the internet.

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Regional
4:04 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Kentucky Woman Headed to Prison in Prescription Overdose Death

A Breathitt County woman is the first in Kentucky to be convicted of causing a death by selling prescription drugs.  Judy McIntosh is headed to prison after pleading guilty to distributing Oxycodone that resulted in a death.

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Health
5:00 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Retirement Community Expanding in Bowling Green

Bowling Green will have more options for senior care once an expansion is complete at Christian Care Communities.  Currently, the complex offers a nursing home and independent living apartments.  A $12 million expansion will add units for assisted living, memory care, and short-term rehabilitation. 

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Regional
4:10 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Iraq Veteran and Triple Amputee Shares His Story of Perseverance

Former Army Sergeant Bryan Anderson was  just 26 when his humvee struck a roadside bomb in Iraq, amputating both of his legs and his left hand. 

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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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