Lisa Autry

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.

A Kentucky lawmaker has reintroduced a bill that would give crime victims the same rights afforded to the accused, including a voice in the criminal justice system.

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In one of his last acts before leaving office, Governor Matt Bevin has pardoned a Kentucky man convicted of sexually abusing his young stepdaughter. The man is serving a life sentence stemming from the alleged crime 20 years ago.

Workers in Kentucky and eight other states have begun voting on a tentative labor deal between General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union.

The proposed agreement represents $7.7 billion in investments in factories and additional employees.

Other highlights of the tenative contract include an $11,000 ratification bonus for full-time employees and $4,500 for temporary workers.

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The Democrat running to be the next secretary of state says Kentucky has a problem maintaining accurate voter rolls, and Heather French Henry says a new process is needed to update the database in the future.

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Three weeks before Election Day, some public school teachers in Kentucky are pressing voters to make Matt Bevin a one-term governor.

On a September afternoon at Western Kentucky University, pop culture mingled with politics during a Rock the Vote registration drive.  A recording of Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" played in the background, as Jeb Veeck with College Republicans manned an information table on campus.


Some Kentucky colleges and universities are among 600 higher education institutions across the nation asking Congress to give permanent protection to children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. 

Kentucky’s attorney general is promising public school teachers a clear contrast from the current administration if he’s elected governor. 

Democrat Andy Beshear brought his “Stop the Bullying” tour to Bowling Green on Tuesday.  Speaking at the local Kentucky Education Association office, Beshear accused Republican Governor Matt Bevin of bullying and degrading teachers who protested pension reform that would have impacted their benefits in this year's legislative session.

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Henderson could become home to Kentucky’s second national wildlife refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the preservation of a 24,000-acre site.

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is disputing claims that her office is preparing to remove up to a quarter-million Kentuckians from the voter registration rolls.