Rick Howlett

Broadcast Managing Editor

Rick has been a member of the WFPL News team since 2001 and has covered numerous beats and events over the years.   Most recently he’s been tracking the Indiana General Assembly and the region’s passion for sports, especially college basketball.


5:02 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Kentucky, Indiana Select Finalists for Bridges Project


Kentucky and Indiana have narrowed the list of finalists to build their respective portions of the Ohio River Bridges Project. 

Kentucky now has three finalists for the construction of a downtown Louisville bridge and the reworking of Spaghetti Junction. Indiana has selected four finalists for an east end bridge.

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1:43 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Honda Begins Acura Production at Indiana Factory

Honda has begun production of a new Acura model at its Greensburg, Indiana plant.

Company officials and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman took part in a ceremony today at the plant as workers began building the Acura ILX. 

The model’s gas-powered and gas-electric hybrid versions will be exclusively built at the Greensburg factory.

The Honda plant about 90 miles northeast of Louisville opened in 2008. It roughly doubled its workforce last year by hiring nearly one thousand new employees when it added a second production shift.

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1:05 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Gov. Mitch Daniels Endorses Romney

Information for this story came from the Associated Press

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is endorsing Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination that he has all but secured.          

The endorsement comes after Daniels declined for months to publicly support any of the Republican candidates when there was no presumptive nominee.   

The endorsement statement from Daniels echoed his message raising concerns about the federal debt that drew him attention as a possible GOP presidential candidate before he bowed out last year

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