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. 

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  The backlog of untested rape kits in Kentucky has grown larger than the initial 3,000 discovered in a state audit in 2015.

  Leaders in Barren County are deciding whether to join some other Kentucky communities in establishing a needle exchange

Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio

A campaign finance expert says it doesn’t appear that former Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover violated any laws when he secretly settled a sexual harassment complaint. 

Rand Paul / paul.senate.gov

U.S. Senator Rand Paul is breaking his silence about this month’s attack outside his Bowling Green home.  His neighbor, Rene Boucher, is charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly tackling Paul from behind while he was mowing his lawn.

Kentucky Democratic Party

The new leader of the Kentucky Democratic Party says the “Republican experiment” has failed. 

Andy Beshear, Official Photo

Kentucky’s hotel industry is being enlisted to help fight human trafficking. Attorney General Andy Beshear announced a new partnership Tuesday that will include a training program called “See Something-Say Something-Save a Life.” 

Official Photo/paul.senate.gov

A close friend and neighbor of Rand Paul says the attack on the U.S. senator apparently had something to do with property.

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

Some new information is coming to light as to why a retired physician assaulted U.S. Senator Rand Paul at his Bowling Green home over the weekend. 

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Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says Kentucky farmers continue to gain more access to major grocery chains. 

Lisa Autry, WKYU

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is downplaying the indictment of President Trump’s former campaign manager. Paul Manafort and an aide are the first to be criminally charged in the investigation into possible Russian influence in U.S. politics. 

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