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. 

Ground will be broken this spring in Ohio County honoring native son and Father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he will advocate for two drug-related measures when the legislature convenes next month.

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More than 30,000 Kentuckians have signed up for health insurance since the state transitioned to the federal exchange on November 1.  Healthcare.gov replaced the state’s previous insurance portal known as Kynect.  The enrollment numbers are slightly higher than those this time last year, according to state officials. 

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Republican members of the Kentucky House are huddled in Bowling Green for the final day of a retreat ahead of the 2017 General Assembly.  

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Rain and cooler temperatures have allowed fire crews to gain the upper hand on wildfires in Kentucky. For the first time in over a month, there are no active forest fires.

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A Kentucky group that seeks to protect individual freedoms is reporting an increase in support following the presidential election. 

  A group of university presidents is meeting today (Monday) to finalize a performance funding model for Kentucky’s higher education institutions. Bob King is president of the Council for Postsecondary Education. He says a primary emphasis will be the number of degrees that schools produce.

“There’s a premium if the degree is earned by a minority student or a low-income student, and that’s a way of addressing the achievement gap issue.”

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  Western Kentucky University is seeking a declaratory judgment against the Kentucky Retirement System.  The feud relates to the pension benefits of former buildings and grounds workers.

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Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will be sworn into Congress Monday. Comer is being seated a month-and-a-half earlier than the rest of his freshman class. 

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Dry conditions and unseasonably warm temperatures have caused a rash of wildfires across Kentucky. Nearly 30,000 acres of forest and grassland have burned in the eastern half of the state.

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