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. 

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is hopeful that debate over border security will not lead to a partial government shutdown later this week. 

President Trump said last week he would be "proud to shut down the government" if Congress doesn’t approve the $5 billion in funding that he wants to build a wall on the border with Mexico. 

In a wide-ranging interview at his field office in Bowling green on Friday, Senator Paul said while he’s in favor of enhanced border security, he’s not in favor of giving the president a blank check.

Owensboro Health

Kentucky’s prescription drug monitoring program, known as KASPER, is partnering with Owensboro Health to speed up the time it takes physicians to get a patient’s prescription history. 

Kentucky Downs, via WKYU

Kentucky Downs is being sold and its new owners are pledging improvements and expansions at the Simpson County horse-racing track.

Lisa Autry / WKYU

The head of a Catholic Diocese in Kentucky says he has no knowledge that a former priest removed from ministry in Tennessee committed any sexual misconduct while in working in Owensboro. 

LRC Public Information

The Kentucky Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint on Monday against a state lawmaker from Muhlenberg County.  Representative Melinda Gibbons Prunty is accused of misusing government resources in violation of state law.

WMBB Meteorologist Ross Whitley-Facebook

Electric crews from Warren County are lending a hand in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.  The Category 4 storm made landfall on Wednesday, pounding Florida and moving over Georgia. 

David Benbennick / Wikimedia Commons, (CC,BY-SA, 3.0)

A Barren County man has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Horse Cave and its police department. 

SOMERSET MAYOR'S OFFICE

Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler made his first court appearance on Friday stemming from a hit-and-run involving a juvenile last month. 

Lisa Autry / wkyufm.org

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour has lost one of its attractions with the closure of a Bowling Green distillery. 

John McCallister / 123RF STOCK PHOTO

A new poll suggests that a majority of Kentuckians think the nation’s criminal justice system is in need of reform, and they want U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring reform legislation to the floor for a vote. 

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