Lisa Autry


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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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash Sunday night near a private airstrip in Western Kentucky. 

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.

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.

President Obama is picking North Carolina to beat Kentucky in the national title game, calling the Tar Heels a more experienced team.  The president released his NCAA tournament brackets on ESPN Wednesday. 

Age and stereotypes are often reasons adolescents and teens in foster care never find permanent homes. In the documentary Aging Out, Lisa Autry reports on the need for more foster and adoptive homes for older children and the issues they face when they turn 18 and leave state custody.