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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Politics
8:13 am
Thu November 15, 2012

McConnell Re-Elected to Lead Senate Republicans

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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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Politics
3:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Grimes Supports No-Excuse Early Voting in Ky.

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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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Politics
1:27 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Centre College Prepares for VP Debate

Centre College, Danville, KY
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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. 

Society
2:02 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Couple charged for leaving 19 children unattended for nearly a week

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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.

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Healthcare
11:19 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: State Leaders React

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.

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Society
1:42 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

New Seatbelt Law for 15-Passenger Vans

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

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Politics
11:50 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Beshear Signs Synthetic Drugs Bill in Hopkinsville

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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