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.

Kentucky Attorney General Files Federal Suit Against Marathon Petroleum

May 12, 2015

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed a federal lawsuit against Marathon Petroleum, accusing the company of abusing its monopoly on the wholesale gasoline market in the commonwealth. Read Story

FFA Convention Won’t Return to Louisville Anytime Soon

May 7, 2015

This fall’s national FFA convention in Louisville will likely be the last in the city for the better part of a decade, if not longer. Read Story

WHAS-11 Finds the Spot Where Muhammad Ali Was Introduced to Boxing

May 7, 2015

Doug Proffitt of WHAS-11 has been researching details of the story and looking for the place where it all began, thought by some to be long gone. He spoke with WFPL about what he found. Read Story

Indiana Voters Choose Mayoral Nominees in New Albany, Jeffersonville

May 6, 2015

Indiana voters went to the polls Tuesday to select Democratic and Republican nominees in dozens of mayoral and other municipal races. Read Story


Southern Indiana Voters Take to Polls For Primary

May 5, 2015

Democrats and Republicans are selecting their nominees for mayor, city council and other offices. Read Story

Indiana Board of Education May Undergo Makeover

May 4, 2015

A bill approved last week by state legislators takes away two of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's appointments to the board, which has faced numerous disputes with Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Read Story


Betting Advice for the Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

Among the hundreds of journalists tracking the 20 contenders in the Run for the Roses is Mike Watchmaker, national handicapper for the Daily Racing Form. Read Story

Photos Sought For Coffee Table Book Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial

April 20, 2015

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is asking Hoosiers to submit digital photographs for possible inclusion in a coffee table book commemorating Indiana’s 200 years of statehood Read Story

National Wheelchair Basketball Championships Begin Today in Louisville

April 16, 2015

Louisville is once again the site of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships, which began Thursday and continue through Sunday at the Kentucky Expo Center. Read Story

Coach John Calipari

University of Kentucky’s John Calipari Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

April 7, 2015

University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Read Story


Bacardi Buys Louisville-Based Maker of Angel’s Envy Bourbon

March 30, 2015

International spirits company Bacardi Limited has made its entry into the booming bourbon market with the purchase, announced today, of a Louisville-based bourbon maker. Read Story

Bellarmine Knights 1 Game Away From D-II National Title Game

March 26, 2015

Louisville’s Bellarmine Knights are one victory away from a return appearance in the men’s NCAA Division II national title game. Read Story