Gabe Bullard

Director of News and Editorial Strategy

Gabe Bullard joined WFPL in 2008 as a reporter on the city politics beat. Since then, he's reported, blogged, hosted and edited during elections, severe weather and the Fairdale Sasquatch scare of 2009. Before coming to Louisville, Gabe lived in St. Louis, which was his home base for years of growing up, studying and interning at various media outlets around the country. 

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Business
4:51 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Kentucky Brewers Team Up

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A group of Kentucky beer brewers have joined together to give themselves a louder voice in state matters.

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Local News
5:26 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Former Courier-Journal VP Latest to Sue Gannett Over Ageism

Former Courier-Journal  Vice President of Circulation Mike Huot was laid off last year, and is now suing the C-J and parent company Gannett for age discrimination.

Huot's total compensation was over $300,000, according to Gannett Blog. His lawsuit alleges that the paper brought in a younger employee to replace him. 

Today, Gannett Blog posted a copy of Huot's lawsuit.

 

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Local News
10:16 pm
Sun July 1, 2012

Storms Leave Thousands of Louisville Residents Without Power

Updated 10:00 am: 438 customers still affected by the power outages.

Updated 6:30 am: Power outages are still affecting over 6,000 LG&E customers.

Storms that passed through Louisville Sunday night left thousands of Louisville Gas and Electric customers without power. At the peak of the outages, more than 10,000 LG&E customers in Louisville had lost power. That number dropped throughout the night, dipping to around 6,000 shortly before 1 am. 

Local News
9:24 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Special Coverage of SCOTUS Decision on Health Care

Starting at 10:00 this morning, WFPL will carry special coverage to bring you the latest news and analysis on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

From 10:00 to noon, we'll broadcast On Point live. The show will have expert guests and listener calls. 

At 1:00 pm, Here and Now will bring you more coverage of the decision.

At 7:00 pm, NPR will have a wrap-up of the day's events.

Sports
12:51 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Anthony Davis Trademarks Eyebrows

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CNBC reports that University of Kentucky basketball star Anthony Davis has filed two trademarks regarding his notable browline.

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Sports
3:29 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

I'll Have Another Headed to Japan to Stud

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another has been sold to a horse farm on the island of Hokkaido. The horse is currently at Betfair Hollywood Park and will embark on a stud career in August.

From the Daily Racing Form:

 

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Local News
3:03 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

First Data Will Lay Off 344 Workers in Louisville

More than 300 Louisville call center workers will lose their jobs in the coming months.

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Local News
2:47 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Jobless Rate Drops in Most Counties but Rises Statewide

Jobless rates have improved in 107 Kentucky counties, but not Jefferson. 

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released the latest unemployment numbers today. They show Jefferson County's jobless rate jumping from 8.1 percent in April to 8.6 percent in May. Most counties in the Louisville area saw similar increases.

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Local News
11:37 am
Thu June 21, 2012

After Repeated Hacks, City Gives Up on Electronic Traffic Sign

One of many hacked road signs across the country.

It started earlier this week. An electronic road sign at Brownsboro Road and Hite Avenue was hacked to display two unauthorized messages: "Beware of Zombies" and "Honk if You're Horny."

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Local News
10:47 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Federal Government Approves Record of Decision for Bridges Project

Ohio River Bridges Project

The Federal Highway Administration has signed off on the latest record of decision for the Ohio River Bridges Project.

The new approval became necessary early last year, when Mayor Greg Fischer, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels changed the project to cut the cost from $4.1 billion to $2.6 billion. The approval brings the start of construction one step closer.

Still remaining is an agreement to toll the existing Interstate 65 and the selection of firms to build the two bridges. 

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