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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This time next year, charter schools will be opening for the first time in Kentucky. A new law will let local school boards and the mayors of Louisville and Lexington contract with private groups to create the alternative schools in their communities.

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Kentucky’s ailing pension system is among the worst-funded in the nation, but former Democratic Governor Steve Beshear accuses the current administration of scare tactics.

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Thousands of people will flock to Hopkinsville next month for the first total solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in 99 years. But where’s the next best place to view the eclipse in Kentucky?

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A group of Kentuckians tasked with setting up a framework for charter schools to operate is officially down to work.

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After struggling with low recruitment numbers in recent years, Kentucky State Police are opening doors for a larger pool of applicants.

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The Kentucky School Boards Association says it has some questions about an executive order by Governor Matt Bevin. The order creates a Charter Schools Advisory Council that will help implement charters for the first time in the commonwealth.

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One of the state lawmakers tasked with reforming Kentucky’s retirement systems says if structural changes aren’t made, the plans can’t be salvaged. The public pension systems are facing a combined unfunded liability of more than 30-billion-dollars.

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A health advocacy group in Kentucky is reacting to the health care plan approved by the Republican-controlled U.S. House. The bill dismantles core aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including the employer and individual mandates.

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A southern Kentucky education leader is issuing a warning to parents about a controversial new series on Netflix. The superintendent of Warren County schools is worried about the way the show handles the issue of suicide and young people.

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The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky has proved most beneficial for those living in areas of high poverty. A study from the University of Louisville says expanding Medicaid is largely credited with improving health care access to some of the state’s poorest individuals.

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