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
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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Regional
1:31 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Trial Date Set in Pregnant Kidnapping, Murder

Kathy Coy

A trial date has been set for a South Central Kentucky woman charged with murdering a pregnant acquaintance and taking her baby.  Kathy Michelle Coy was in a Warren County courtroom this morning where attorneys agreed to set trial for January 15th, 2013.  

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Ky National Guard
1:55 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Kentucky National Guard on a Mission to Help Afghanistan's Farmers

Bowling Green – A Kentucky National guard unit deploys today for Afghanistan with an unusual mission: agriculture. As Lisa Autry reports, many soldiers are leaving their own crops and livestock to help farmers a world away become more self-sufficient and avoid the illegal drug trade.

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Health
9:28 am
Tue November 24, 2009

New Methadone Clinic in Hardin County Causing Controversy

Elizabethtown, Ky – A new business is open in Elizabethtown, but city and county leaders aren't exactly rolling out the red carpet. In fact, the opening of a methadone clinic in Hardin County is causing quite a bit of controversy. Lisa Autry traveled to Elizabethtown and has our report.

Proposed Interstate in Ky
3:44 am
Fri July 18, 2008

Proposed Bridge Would Link I-69 from Henderson to Evansville

Bowling Green, Ky – An engineering study says Kentucky will need to get creative to finance a new bridge over the Ohio River. The proposed bridge would link I-69 between Henderson, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana. The study finds that tolls alone won't be able to fund such a project. Lisa Autry spoke with Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Fighting Meth in Kentucky
11:27 am
Tue March 11, 2008

Warren County Drug Task Forces Worry Over Funding Cuts

Bowling Green, Ky – Drug task forces across the US are predicting devastating consequences about an impending 67% reduction in federal funding. Tommy Loving of the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force says he fears a rise in the number of meth dealers if the group's budget is cut. Lisa Autry has our report.

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