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.


Community Complaints Against Louisville Metro Police Decline Sharply

February 1, 2015

As a national debate about law enforcement practices gripped the nation, formal complaints by community members against Louisville Metro Police were at a five-year low. Read Story


What’s Next for the West Louisville Wal-Mart Development

January 30, 2015

The plan to develop a Wal-Mart on Broadway and Dixie Highway is now heading to the Board of Zoning Adjustments—bringing the project just a couple steps away from construction. Read Story

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