Gabe Bullard

Director of News and Editorial Strategy

Gabe Bullard joined WFPL in 2008 as a reporter on the city politics beat. Since then, he's reported, blogged, hosted and edited during elections, severe weather and the Fairdale Sasquatch scare of 2009. Before coming to Louisville, Gabe lived in St. Louis, which was his home base for years of growing up, studying and interning at various media outlets around the country. 

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Local News
7:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

How Christianity Shapes Louisville's Coffee Culture

Credit Illustration by Sean Cannon/Louisville Public Media. Photo by Duncan Cumming/Creative Commons

A woman walks into Sunergos Coffee on Preston Street in Louisville. She orders a drink and begins looking around, through the mixture of cafe settings and living room couches. She's looking for something. She doesn’t find it. She returns to the counter, upset.

“Where are your bibles?” she asks.

“I…I have one,” says the woman working at the shop.

“Where are your bibles here?” asks the customer.

“Well there aren’t any,” says the barista.

The customer replies, “I thought you were a Christian coffee shop.”

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Local News
7:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Where Are Louisville's Most-Ticketed Parking Meters? (Hint: They're All On the Same Block.)

Parking Meter
Credit Alix Mattingly / WFPL News

Last week, the Parking Authority of River City made two announcements. First, the hourly rate at parking meters would go from $1.25 to $1.50. Second, PARC will begin enforcing parking laws on Saturdays.

Paying meters was required on Saturdays, but the law wasn’t strongly enforced.

But it set us wondering. If Saturday was the time when you were previously least likely to get a ticket, when or where are you most likely to end up catching a green envelope on your windshield?

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Local News
4:21 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Listen: Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses in Jeffersonville

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Indiana struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Instantly, couples from across the Hoosier State rushed to their county clerks' offices to apply for marriage licenses they had previously been constitutionally-barred from getting. Not all clerks agreed to grant the certificates. Not all of them could. But the Clark County clerk's office did grant licenses.

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Politics
7:04 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Chart: How Much Did Louisville Council District 9 Candidates Raise Per Vote?

Credit File photo

There's rarely any polling in Metro Council races, so the speculation about who will win is usually based on name recognition and fundraising.

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Politics
9:38 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: Bill Hollander Wins District 9 Race, Hopes to Win Opponents' Support

Credit Jacob Ryan / WFPL News

After a crowded, 13-person primary, Bill Hollander has emerged as the Democratic candidate for the Louisville Metro Council's 9th District.

Hollander had Mayor Greg Fischer's endorsement and a fundraising advantage over most of his opponents.

“It takes some funds to get your name out and to get your message out, particularly in a field of 13 people, but I think the most important factor was direct contact with voters," he says.

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Politics
8:19 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Jessica Green Beats Attica Scott in Louisville Council District 1 Race: 'My Mother Has Spoken.'

The Louisville Metro Council's first district will have a new representative.

Jessica Green has defeated incumbent Attica Scott in the Democratic primary, and is the de facto winner of the general election, as she faces no Republican opponent.

Green won 55 percent to Scott's 45 percent, or 311 votes.

Green is the daughter of the late District 1 Councilwoman Judy Green, who was removed from office in 2011 for ethics violations.

“Many people tried to make this race about my mother," Jessica Green says. "My mother has spoken and she has gotten the last word.”

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Food and Dining
7:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Louisville Coffee Scene Is Serious About Barista Competitions

Steve Rhinhart and Ryan Felbinger judge the latte art competition.
Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL News

The night before the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats played each other in the men's basketball NCAA Tournament, a group of twentysomethings from across the area gathered at the Cardinal Towne Quill's to fill out a bracket. Ben E. and TJ had a faceoff in the first round. Nate S. won in an early matchup and was prepping to take on Matt S.

These aren't teams. They're baristas.

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Local News
12:34 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Hunter S. Thompson Joining Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson will be joining the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame this year.

(We double-checked. It's not an April Fool's joke.)

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Local News
10:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

WFPL News Wins Many Awards From the Kentucky AP

WFPL News won a total of 25 awards at the Kentucky AP Broadcasters contest this weekend.

The newsroom took home nine first place trophies, ten for second place and six honorable mentions. WFPL's first place wins came in the categories of:

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Local News
8:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Uber Seeking Drivers, Managers to Bring Car Service App to Louisville

The car service Uber is coming to Louisville, according to sources and the company's website. 

Uber uses an app to let users find and hire privately owned cars and pay for rides. Based in San Francisco, the 5-year-old company has been expanding rapidly, recently into nearby Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

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