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 cost of a college education in Kentucky continues to inch upward. Meeting in Bowling Green today, the Council on Postsecondary Education approved tuition ceilings for the state’s public colleges and universities.

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Rick Stansbury is returning to Kentucky to coach basketball. The Meade County native was introduced Monday afternoon as the next men’s basketball coach at Western Kentucky University. 

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The Kentucky Department of Education is hosting town hall meetings as the state begins developing a new accountability system. Congress recently reauthorized the Every Student Succeeds Act, which shifts much of the responsibility for schools from the federal government to the state. 

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The Democratic-controlled Kentucky House is preparing to vote on its version of the state budget.

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Kentucky’s Secretary of State says lawmakers have a way to increase voter participation statewide. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes appeared before a House committee in Frankfort Monday in support of early voting legislation.

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The head of the Kentucky Republican Party is calling Saturday’s presidential caucus a “real success.” But turnout was only slightly higher at the caucus compared to the last GOP presidential primary.

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Kentucky Republicans are holding a presidential caucus on Saturday, and its success will be determined in large part by voter turnout. Some party faithful don’t think enough has been done to publicize the caucus. 

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As Governor Matt Bevin prepares to re-design Kentucky’s Medicaid program, a new national survey shows the commonwealth with the second-largest gains in insurance coverage. More than half-a-million Kentuckians obtained coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act. Some 80 percent of the newly insured went onto the Medicaid rolls. But many Medicaid enrollees are worried about what lies ahead under the state’s new Republican governor. From member station WKYU, Lisa Autry introduces us to one of them in this report.

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The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says citizens need to understand the scope of the state’s public pension crisis. The governor’s proposed budget makes a down payment on what could be a 20 to 30-year effort. 

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The number of Kentuckians graduating from higher education rose sharply over the last decade.

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