Rick Howlett

Rick Howlett has been with WFPL since 2001 and has held many different titles, including Morning Edition Host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. In addition to his duties as Broadcast Managing Editor and director of WFPL's Newscast Unit, Rick produces radio features and spot stories. His beats include the Indiana General Assembly and the region's passion for sports.

Metro Louisville CFO on Unpaid Leave After Intoxication Arrest

January 4, 2015

The chief financial officer for Louisville Metro Government is on unpaid leave following his arrest Friday night on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. According to police and media reports, Steve Rowland  and the director of the Louisville Metro Council … Read Story

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Two Louisvillians Share Stories of Heroin Addiction

December 19, 2014

The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly session begins next month and the state’s heroin epidemic has  a prominent spot on the legislative agenda. More than a half-dozen heroin-related bills have been prefiled, as lawmakers seek answers to a problem that has shattered thousands … Read Story

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Metro Council Panel Criticizes Louisville Animal Services in Injured Dog Case

December 17, 2014

“The committee met one road block after another, and this is in the report, that prevented quick resolution of the inquiry and at times seemed designed to halt the investigation altogether," said Kelly Downard, a Council Republican. Read Story