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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Local News
4:35 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Who Stole the Green Wall? Louisville Mayor Seeks Rogue Landscaper

Before and after
Credit Metro Government and Gabe Bullard / Metro Government and WFPL News

I left work through the side door, into the alley. I do this all the time. But something was different. The wall of the Clay Commons parking garage, which had been covered in vines, was bare. Remnants of the cut vines were on the ground of the alley between the garage and the Louisville Public Media, on South Fourth Street. It seemed like an odd landscaping choice for PARC, which runs the garage.

But it wasn't a choice.

Someone tore down the green wall without permission.

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Politics
12:51 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Fancy Farm Update: Matt Bevin In, Steve Beshear Out

Fancy Farm press
Credit Gabe Bullard / WFPL News

Fresh from his campaign launch, Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin will speak at this year's annual Fancy Farm picnic.

Bevin faces Senator Mitch McConnell in the GOP primary. McConnell will also speak at Fancy Farm, as will Democratic candidate and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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Local News
6:20 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Mandy Connell Leaving WHAS for Denver

WHAS radio talk show host Mandy Connell is leaving Louisville for Denver.

Connell began hosting her show on WHAS three years ago. Beginning next month, she'll be a host at a station in Denver owned by WHAS parent company Clear Channel.

On her show, Connell took calls from listeners and discussed various topics, usually related to politics.

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Local News
11:27 am
Fri July 19, 2013

You Can't Fly and Not Hear Someone From Louisville (Seriously)

Los Angeles International Airport
Credit Creative Commons

If you're a Louisvillian with deep roots and good ears, you probably recognize the man who tells you how to use the moving walkway at the airport. His name's Jack Fox. He was a DJ on WHAS for years.

And if you pay attention while traveling, you'll hear Fox and the airport's female voice, Carolyn Hopkins, in other airports. In 109 other airports, specifically. Also in the New York subway, the Mayo Clinic, various Capitol buildings and the Kennedy Space Center.

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Local News
2:03 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Louisvillians Plan Rally for Trayvon Martin Sunday

U of L students at a rally for Trayvon Martin last year.
Credit Devin Katayama / WFPL News

  Several dozen Louisville residents are planning a rally for Sunday afternoon to respond to yesterday's ruling in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday of "all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle in a gated Florida community."

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

What Are Louisvillians Saying They Want for the City?

When Metro Government first began collecting public input on the city's 25-year plan, dubbed Vision Louisville, the Mayor's spokesman said suggestions about public transit (light rail, better bus service) were among the most popular.

Based on the suggestions the city has collected online, that seems to be the case.

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Arts
11:41 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Governor's Awards Recognize Four Louisville Arts Leaders

Studio clay work by Laura Ross
Credit Craft(s) Gallery

  This year's recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts include four Louisville individuals or organizations.

The Governor’s Awards are the commonwealth’s highest honor in the arts. The annual awards recognize individuals and businesses who have made a significant impact on the Kentucky arts landscape. Recipients are nominated by the public and awards are given in nine categories. This year, 21C Museum Hotel, Actors Theatre of Louisville, River City Drum Corps founder and director Ed White and potter Laura Ross were all honored.

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Local News
4:42 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Metro Government Taking Bids for Redevelopment of Colonial Gardens

Colonial Gardens

Louisville Metro Government is seeking proposals for the redevelopment of Colonial Gardens.

The property has landmark status and has been empty for nine years. The city purchased the former roadhouse and beer garden last month for $430,000, hoping government ownership would spur development.

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Local News
6:00 am
Sun June 30, 2013

After Two Years, Louisville's 'The Paper' Will Close in August

The Louisville Paper, a monthly print publication that first hit newsstands two years ago, is ending production this summer. The last issue will be its 24th. It will come out in August.

"Our decision to stop producing The Paper came down to resources—time and money. Although we were always able to pay our print bills and our contributors, we were never able to make The Paper much more sustainable than that," says editor and co-founder Stephanie Brothers.

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Local News
2:23 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Photos: Fairness Campaign Rallies Over DOMA Ruling

Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman leads the rally
Gabe Bullard WFPL News

The Fairness Campaign held a rally downtown Wednesday to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

Celebrators carried signs and chanted, but there was a reminder of the challenges LGBT Kentuckians still face, and several attendees blasted the Supreme Court for striking a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in a decision released yesterday.

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