Rick Howlett

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.

via University of Louisville Men's Basketball Facebook

University of Louisville interim men’s basketball coach David Padgett has named a new assistant to his depleted staff.

Rick Howlett, WFPL

  Two members of the University of Louisville men’s basketball coaching staff have been placed on paid administrative leave.

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The University of Louisville has appointed an acting athletic director.

Louisville businessman Vince Tyra, a member of the U of L Foundation board and the son of the late U of L basketball star Charlie Tyra, will take over the duties of Tom Jurich.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees and the U of L Athletics Association Board of Directors will both hold special meetings today.

via Ford Motor Company, Facebook

The Ford Motor Company has unveiled its new line of high end pickup trucks. The Super Duty Limited will be produced at the company’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. 

Rick Howlett

An anti-abortion group has dropped its challenge of a federal restraining order that keeps them from blocking the entrance to the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump’s decision to conduct air strikes in Syria sends a clear message to the Asssad regime that the use of chemical weapons on his own people won’t be tolerated.

LG&E, via WFPL

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities will ask the state Public Service Commission for a rate hike to help pay for widespread improvements across their electrical and natural gas systems.

Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was in Louisville Monday to accept the Brandeis Medal, awarded by the University of Louisville.

It’s named in honor of Louisville native, Justice Louis Brandeis, who began serving on the high court a century ago.

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WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has filed a lawsuit against the University of Louisville Foundation, the latest step in an ongoing public records fight.

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