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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Washington’s top Republican is warning against pulling all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky spoke at Fort Knox Tuesday.

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When Kentucky lawmakers begin writing a new state budget next month, they’ll be asked to fund a family court position in Daviess County. 

State Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. says Owensboro is the largest area of the state without a family court judge. 

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A new report is offering a snapshot of how Kentucky’s economy has fared since the end of the national recession. 

In a report prepared for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, University of Louisville Economics Professor Paul Coomes says the Bluegrass State now has 20,000 jobs above it's pre-recession peak. 

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When the 2016 legislative session begins next month, state lawmakers will consider expanding the Kentucky Safe Infants Act to include churches. 

The state law currently allows parents to drop off unwanted newborns, three days old or less, at police and fire departments, and hospital emergency rooms without being criminally charged. 

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After eight years, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear leaves office on Tuesday. In this interview with WKU Public Radio’s Lisa Autry, the two-term Democrat talks about his accomplishments, regrets, and future plans.

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Kentuckians who heat their homes with natural gas will see lower prices this heating season than they did last winter.  

The Public Service Commission reports natural gas prices are down more than a third from this time a year ago.  

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A new poll on the race for Kentucky governor shows Democrat Jack Conway with a five-point lead over Republican Matt Bevin.  

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A jury has begun deliberations in the federal trial of two aides to Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign who are accused of secretly paying a state lawmaker to endorse their boss. 

One of the men worked for two Kentucky politicians.

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  As Kentucky’s gubernatorial campaign enters the final three weeks before the election, the latest poll shows Democrat Jack Conway with a very slim lead over Republican Matt Bevin. 

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Kentucky’s new education commissioner starts work later this month. Stephen Pruitt says he wants to continue the strides the state has made over the years in improving college and career readiness.

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