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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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he still has concerns about the only bill to get a veto over-ride in this year's legislative session and doesn’t know if he’ll allow hemp legislation to become law. 

The so-called religious freedom bill gives stronger legal standing to people in court who claim the government infringed on their religious beliefs. Opponents fear someone's claim of religious freedom could undermine civil rights protections for gays and lesbians.

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A hospital in Daviess County is looking to bring additional primary care physicians to the region. Owensboro Medical Health System is recruiting two dozen doctors this year to meet the needs of the hospital's service area in western Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Kentucky's U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has been re-elected as leader of that body’s Republicans. Colleagues unanimously chose the Commonwealth’s senior senator yesterday to lead the GOP team.  McConnell was nominated by Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. 

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Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia allow no-excuse early voting, but Kentucky isn't one of them.  Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says early voting has its advantages. 

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How does a small college in central Kentucky get noticed by millions of people across the nation and world? Host a debate. Centre College in Danville is preparing to host the Vice-Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Lisa Autry recently traveled there to get a look at all the preparations and has this report. 

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14 counts of criminal abuse and five counts of wanton endangerment have been filed against a Warren County couple who left 19 children unattended for nearly a week.

US Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky were quick to respond to the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's health care overhaul. Speaking on the Senate floor this morning,  republican minority leader McConnell  said Congress must act to repeal what called this misguided law.

Governor Steve Beshear has signed legislation requiring vehicles carrying 15 passengers or less to be equipped with seat belts and passengers must wear them. 

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is in Hopkinsville today to sign into law legislation aimed at curbing the use of synthetic drugs.  

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