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.

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

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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

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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

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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

Bellarmine Knights Resumes D-II NCAA Tournament Play

March 25, 2015

In college basketball, the Bellarmine Knights return to action in the Elite Eight of the men’s Division II NCAA Tournament. Read Story

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Charles And Camilla’s Visit Rekindles Royal Ties To Kentucky

March 20, 2015

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, wrap up a four-day visit to the U.S. today, and their final stop is Louisville. The Prince of Wales will join local leaders in a health and environment symposium. The Duchess of Cornwall will recognize programs that focus on child development and animal welfare. Louisville has bustled with preparations for their arrival--but the city is accustomed to royal visits. Read Story

Kentucky Wildcats Get No. 2 Seed in Women’s NCAA Tournament; Louisville Earns No. 3 Seed

March 17, 2015

In the pairings for the 2015 women’s NCAA basketball tournament announced Monday evening, the Kentucky Wildcats are seeded second in their region and will face Tennessee State on Friday in opening round play in Lexington. Read Story

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Louisville’s Heroin Treatment Centers Feel Strain of Surging Addiction Rates

February 25, 2015

In recent years, Kentucky has seen a surge of heroin addiction— a situation created in part by a legislative crackdown on prescription drug abuse. Read Story

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University of Louisville Provost to Step Down

February 4, 2015

University of Louisville Provost Shirley Willihnganz is stepping down after 13 years in the post. Read Story