Jacob Ryan

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.

Coalition For the Homeless Completes Louisville Count

January 29, 2015

An early morning count Thursday found 73 people living on the streets in Louisville. Now, the Coalition for the Homeless will compile all the numbers of homeless from shelters and those counted on the street and create a “snapshot” of … Read Story


In State of the City, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Calls For Investment

January 29, 2015

He also introduced a new Cradle to Career initiative that will focus primarily on supporting education and workforce development. Read Story

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The State of the City—From the Perspective of Louisville Residents

January 29, 2015

WFPL asked people from neighborhoods across Louisville: "What's the state of the city?" Read Story

Homeless Count Can Help Bring Funds To Louisville, Officials Say

January 28, 2015

More people than ever will help with an annual count of homeless in Louisville this week. Read Story

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Waterfront Park Needs Big Events Like Forecastle To Catch Eye of State Lawmakers

January 28, 2015

Waterfront Development Corporation's leader says big events like Forecastle Festival do more than just bring thousands of people to Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville—they also show state legislators that the park is worth supporting. Read Story