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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Government
3:15 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Conway Challenges EPA Authority Over Carbon-Emission Regulations

Credit Kentucky Attorney General's Office

  Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is joining attorneys general in 11 other states in asking a federal appeals court to rule quickly in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Government
3:24 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

David Patterson Responds to Debate Exclusion

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The Libertarian candidate in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race doesn’t think it’s fair he can’t participate in a debate featuring incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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Politics
3:33 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Gubernatorial Hopeful James Comer Thinks Kentucky Government Can Be Leaner, More Efficient

Credit Lisa Autry

Commissioner James Comer says many of the reforms he brought to the Kentucky Agriculture Department are needed across state government.  The gubernatorial candidate was in Bowling Green Friday speaking to the group Leadership Kentucky. 

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Politics
4:42 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Religious Leaders Press McConnell on Social Issues

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell sat down with some of Kentucky’s religious leaders Thursday to talk issues of faith ahead of the November election. 

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Society
12:58 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Corvette Museum Sinkhole to be Preserved for History

Credit National Corvette Museum

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has decided to turn its unintended attraction into a permanent one. 

The board of directors met Wednesday and discussed repairs options for the Skydome, the site of a February 12 sinkhole that swallowed eight cars on display. 

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Education
10:42 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Kentucky Education Commissioner Weighs In on Next Generation Science Standards

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Kentucky schools will begin using the new Next Generation Science Standards this fall.

While controversial, supporters say the changes are needed to keep pace with other states and prepare students for college and careers. Critics, however, worry that evolution will be taught as fact, but Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says it will be considered as theory, and he says man-made climate change will be treated the same. 

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Government
3:15 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Kentucky's Hemp Saga Appears Headed for Court

Credit Erik Fenderson (Wikimedia Commons)

  The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is preparing to go to court to get 250 pounds of hemp seeds released to the state.  The seeds, imported from Italy, are being held at a UPS warehouse in Louisville.  The Drug Enforcement Administration argues a special permit is needed from the federal agency, despite language in the Farm Bill.                                               

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Education
12:35 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

WKU's Gatton Academy Looks for New Leader

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The number one public high school in the U.S. will soon have a new leader. 

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Weather
2:13 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Road Salt in Low Supply, High Demand in Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says salt supplies statewide are reaching critically low levels. 

A nationwide salt shortage and perpetual snowfall has diminished supply.

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Environment
9:51 am
Wed February 26, 2014

White Nose Syndrome Shows Up In Mammoth Cave National Park

Credit Ryan von Linden / New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Staff at Mammoth Cave National Park in south central Kentucky say a fatal bat disease has now shown up in visitor passageways.  The disease was found in remote sections of the cave system last year. 

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