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.
The University of Louisville's School of Music and athletics department will share a $12.6 million gift from retired pilot and investor Max Baumgardner of Louisville. Read Story
Kentucky health officials say there have been at least 26 flu-related deaths in the state during the current influenza season. Read Story
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
Various Kentucky agencies and businesses are joining forces to keep impaired drivers off the roads this holiday season. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs through New Year’s Day. State and local police will have beefed-up patrols and set up … Read Story
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