Jacob Ryan is the urban affairs reporter for WFPL. He is a Kentucky native and moved to Louisville in 2013. Covering issues ranging from transportation, public safety and housing, he looks to provide residents from all of Louisville’s unique neighborhoods with useful information that can boost their quality of life. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.
A protest against police brutality briefly shut down a busy Highlands neighborhood intersection early Saturday afternoon. About 50 protestors halted traffic near Bardstown Road and Eastern Parkway. They held signs aloft, carried replica caskets and cited several recent, high-profile police shootings and an … Read Story
The minimum wage in Louisville is on its way to $9 an hour, pending official approval by Mayor Greg Fischer. In a party-line vote, the Metro Council voted 16-9 Thursday night to approve an amended version of a proposal to raise the … Read Story
A minimum wage increase to $9 an hour in Louisville over the next three years has been sent to Mayor Greg Fischer. In a party-line vote, the Metro Council voted 16-9 Thursday night to approve an amended version of a … Read Story
Louisville’s parking authority is ramping up surveillance in and around garages downtown. At the beginning of next year, 160 new high-definition cameras keep watch over the entrances and exits of the 16 parking garages owned by Parking Authority of River … Read Story
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said his opposition to a minimum wage boost to $10.10 an hour is based largely on his business experience. Read Story