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 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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Kentucky’s improving economy is driving steep declines in community college enrollment, but the head of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System says those schools are not losing their relevance. In an interview with WKU Public Radio, Dr. Jay Box said community colleges remain key in building a stronger workforce which translates into a stronger middle class.

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Kentucky Republicans have until the end of the week to request an absentee ballot for the March 5th presidential caucus. Ballot applications must be requested by this Friday and can be found on the state GOP website. 

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Kentucky Baptists who have experience in providing clean drinking water in underdeveloped countries are headed to Michigan.

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For Kentucky tax filers, the check will be in the mail a little later than usual this year. The state Department of Revenue says enhanced security features and fraud analysis tools will delay refund checks. 

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A diverse group of education, economic, and health organizations is banding together to push for tax reform in Kentucky. 

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Kentucky’s new agriculture commissioner is making the fight against hunger a top priority. Ryan Quarles says one in six Kentuckians is food insecure.

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Kentucky’s new agriculture commissioner says he will pick up where his predecessor left off when it comes to industrial hemp. 

Ryan Quarles was in Bowling Green Friday for the Kentucky Commodity Conference. 

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President Obama’s executive order on gun control is drawing both praise and criticism from Kentucky’s congressional members. 

Democratic U.S. Representative John Yarmuth supports expanding background checks to gun shows and websites.

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