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 Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against the state Board of Elections.  The complaint stems from the board placing around 170,000 voters on an inactive list.

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  Governor Matt Bevin says voters in next month’s election will decide if they want lies or the truth about Kentucky’s ailing pension plans. 

The Republican incumbent says as long as the state has more retirees than workers, the retirements systems cannot be saved without changing future benefits. 

In a speech to the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club on Wednesday, Bevin called any promises to the contrary a “straight up lie.”

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  Today is the deadline to register to vote in the November 5 election and Kentucky’s secretary of state is issuing a warning to voters. 

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  General Motors is restoring health care to hourly workers in Bowling Green, and across the nation, who are on strike for a second week. 

The reinstatement of medical benefits could signal that GM and the United Auto Workers union are closer to reaching a new contract that would end the work stoppage.

The nation’s number one automaker announced it would end company-paid health insurance the day after the strike began on September 16. 

Lisa Autry / WKYU

Some of General Motors' 900 hourly workers in Bowling Green are picketing outside the Corvette Assembly Plant after negotiations over a new labor contract hit a stalemate.  They're joining roughly 49,000 of their counterparts in the first nationwide strike since 2007.

GM employees walked off their jobs Sunday night at 11:59 p.m., 24 hours after their four-year contract expired.

 

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As Hurricane Dorian threatens the U.S. mainland, Kentucky is sending to its neighbors to the south. 

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Kentucky’s attorney general is accusing the state Labor Cabinet of negligence following the bankruptcy of Blackjewel Mining in Harlan County. 

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What’s in a name?  Some rural communities between Bowling Green and Owensboro are hoping investment. 

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As a new academic year begins, Western Kentucky University President Timothy Caboni says the school will continue to build on improvements made toward retaining and graduating more students. 

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A northern Kentucky city has become the 12th in the commonwealth to pass a law protecting the LGBTQ population from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. 

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