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 Department of Agriculture is creating a new position devoted to international trade.


  A south central Kentucky lawmaker at the center of a sexual harassment investigation involving three other House members has filed for re-election. 

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  When State Representative Jody Richards announced his retirement from the Kentucky House on Monday, two Warren County residents wasted little time in announcing their plans to run for his seat.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

  As the Kentucky General Assembly gavels into session on Tuesday, an advocate is encouraging lawmakers to pass legislation that could help sexual assault victims find justice.


It’s the time of year when many of us will write a check or spend time volunteering with charities. The personal finance website WalletHub has released a study that ranks Kentucky overall as the 41st most charitable state in the nation.


  The backlog of untested rape kits in Kentucky has grown larger than the initial 3,000 discovered in a state audit in 2015.

  Leaders in Barren County are deciding whether to join some other Kentucky communities in establishing a needle exchange

Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio

A campaign finance expert says it doesn’t appear that former Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover violated any laws when he secretly settled a sexual harassment complaint. 

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul is breaking his silence about this month’s attack outside his Bowling Green home.  His neighbor, Rene Boucher, is charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly tackling Paul from behind while he was mowing his lawn.

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The new leader of the Kentucky Democratic Party says the “Republican experiment” has failed.