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. 


  Henderson is one step closer to becoming the 11th Kentucky city with a law that bans discrimination against the LGBTQ community when it comes to employment, housing, and public accommodations. 


State officials are closer to learning the cause of a massive fish kill in the Gasper River in south central Kentucky.

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City leaders in Henderson will vote Tuesday on a measure that would extend civil rights protections to members of the LGBTQ population.

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A race is shaping up in Logan and Todd counties to succeed long-time Circuit Judge Tyler Gill. A private attorney and local prosecutor have announced plans to compete in a special election this fall.

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Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says a legal opinion from the USDA provides much needed certainty for the hemp industry. 

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A tobacco manufacturer in Owensboro is increasing its workforce by a quarter with a newly completed expansion. 

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Democrat Adam Edelen says he’s running for governor to bring 21st century leadership to Kentucky. 

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The new head of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education says he expects colleges and universities to re-evaluate their course offerings just as Western Kentucky University has recently done. 

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If Kentucky implements new Medicaid rules this summer, hospitals could see their revenue drop by 20 percent.  That’s according to an analysis of hospital finances in states that have approved or pending Medicaid waiver applications. 

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A judge has upheld a more than half-million dollar award in the civil case between U.S. Senator Rand Paul and the neighbor convicted of assaulting him over a yard dispute.