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. 

Now that a boil water advisory has been lifted for most customers, Owensboro Municipal Utilities is working to fortify the pipes that burst on Monday. 

About 100,000 residents of Owensboro and Daviess County had little to no water before service was restored on Wednesday. 

OMU Spokeswoman Sonya Dixon says it’s believed that a cast-iron pipe more than 100 years old ruptured and caused another pipe to leak.


Residents of Owensboro and Daviess County could be without water for an extended period of time after a water main ruptured Monday morning.

An immigration attorney in Bowling Green says she doesn’t think the government can realistically reunite the more than two thousand children separated from their parents who illegally crossed the southern border. 

Most families are coming from Central America where gang activity and drug trafficking are creating chaos. 

As the U.S. government works to reunite parents and children, immigration lawyer Judy Schwank says making matches has several challenges.


The governing body of Western Kentucky University made a $388,000,000 decision on Friday. 

Ryland Barton/Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky’s attorney general wants the state to stop investing taxpayer dollars and retirement contributions in companies that have profited from the opioid crisis. 

Rand Paul official photo, Rene Boucher mugshot via Warren County Regional Jail


The neighbor who admitted to attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home last fall was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green to 30 days in prison.  Rene Boucher was also ordered to serve one year of supervised release and perform 100 hours of community service.   



 A federal judge could decide this week if Kentucky can move forward with changes to its Medicaid program. 


A Simpson County man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for violating a federal law that protects archaeological remains. The case stems from a three-year undercover investigation by the National Park Service.  


  Fewer Kentucky children are dying at the hands of an abuser, but the number of cases of child abuse is drastically rising.


  The president of the Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University says she’s lost confidence in the school’s administrators.