Lisa Autry (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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. 

The Fairness Campaign, via WKYU

The largest city in Kentucky without a fairness ordinance will host its first pride festival later this month. 

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Thousands of public employees and teachers in Kentucky are waiting with nervous anticipation to find out what changes Kentucky lawmakers will make to their retirement plans. The pension systems face massive shortfalls and have been rated among the worst in the country. 

J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL News

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky appears to have notched a victory in the health care debate in Washington. 

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Kentucky’s education leaders say they are encouraged by some of the results from statewide assessments during the 2016-17 school year. 

Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio

  Kentucky's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down an Ohio law that he thinks suppresses the vote.  Andy Beshear’s action is aimed at preventing a similar law in the commonwealth.

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  The president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says opioid abuse is taking a toll on the state’s economic growth and development. David Adkisson says illicit drug use is a factor in the state’s low workforce participation rate.

American Red Cross, Facebook

  The American Red Cross expects to be in Texas helping residents recover from Hurricane Harvey for several months, and in Florida if Hurricane Irma strikes.

Kevin Willis, WKU Public Radio

As the U.S. House and Senate return Tuesday from summer recess, a Kentucky congressman says lawmakers need to turn their attention to two major budgetary items.

Kentucky Loses Big If Health Care Repeal Revives. Will McConnell Keep Trying?

Aug 24, 2017
Lisa Gillespie, WFPL

Lisa Autry, WKYU

Kentuckians wanting to fly on a plane, enter federal buildings, or visit military posts will need a new driver’s license or identification card in the near future. 

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