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 new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the decision to leave their abuser. Kentucky lawmakers this session passed a bill giving people with long-term protective orders the ability to terminate a rental lease with 30 days notice to their landlord.

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Kentucky is introducing a new accountability system for public school students.

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Next month’s Kentucky Derby will draw thousands of guests to Louisville, but not all of them will come willingly. As this year’s Kentucky Derby approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear said his office is ramping up efforts to identify and prosecute human traffickers.  

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A court hearing this morning will determine if Attorney General Andy Beshear can intervene in a lawsuit between Western Kentucky University and its student newspaper.

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Kentucky is making progress in addressing a backlog of untested rape kits.  

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Kentuckians headed to tropical locales for spring break are being reminded to take precautions against the Zika virus. Travelers are advised to prevent mosquito bites and unprotected sexual contact if venturing to areas where the Zika virus has been identified.

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  A bill in the Kentucky General Assembly would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring their weapons on to college campuses.  Proponents say that would prevent school shootings, or stop them once they began.  Mitch Walker is the interim police chief at Western Kentucky University.  He said he doesn’t think concealed carry training is extensive enough.

 

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Bowling Green will not become the next Kentucky city to enact a fairness ordinance that would have banned discrimination against the LGBT community. 

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  Members of Bowling Green’s LGBT community and their supporters will be anxiously watching when the Bowling Green City Commission meets Tuesday. After years of effort, a fairness ordinance will be on the agenda.  Bowling Green is the largest Kentucky city without a law protecting individuals from discrimination based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. Patti Minter is a member of the local fairness coalition.

 

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Kentucky may join a national movement that wants the U.S. Constitution amended at a national convention. A group known as Convention of States plans to lobby members of the General Assembly today in Frankfort.

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