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 Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is consolidating career centers across Kentucky in an effort to save millions of dollars. 

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The wife of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will be in the hot seat Wednesday as confirmation hearings continue for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet.  Elaine Chao is the nominee for U.S. Transportation Secretary. 

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Veterans living in and around Hardin County are being asked to voice their support for a VA hospital in Radcliff.  A public meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office will ramp up efforts in 2017 to combat human trafficking. 

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Hart County has joined 12 other Kentucky counties in passing a local right-to-work law. The fiscal court gave final approval of the ordinance this week.

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The U.S. jobless rate was 4.6% in November. Kentucky’s unemployment rate was 4.8% last month, down from 5.1% in October. 

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Western Kentucky University has hired Mike Sanford as the next head football coach. 

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Fresh off their historic wins in the General Assembly, Kentucky House Republicans are strategizing this week at a retreat in Bowling Green. 

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Workers with Kentucky’s largest employer are being told to dress a little more appropriately. 

A new dress code for executive branch workers that went into effect this month bans flip flops, midriff shirts, large commercial logos, and offensive language.  

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Kentucky’s Attorney General is accusing Governor Matt Bevin of “dragging his feet” on returning millions of dollars to the state’s colleges and universities. 

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