Rick Howlett (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Rick Howlett is a reporter based out of WFPL in Louisville, Kentucky.

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  The University of Louisville says it is investigating allegations in a forthcoming book that a former men’s basketball team staff member arranged for escorts to dance and have sex with players and recruits.

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Kentucky folk music legend Jean Ritchie has died.

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed a federal lawsuit against Marathon Petroleum, accusing the company of abusing its monopoly on the wholesale gasoline market in the commonwealth.

Conway says Marathon is engaging in anti-competitive practices that result in higher gas prices in Kentucky, particularly in Louisville and Northern Kentucky.

Churchill Downs

This Saturday night, Travis Stone will make his debut as the new track announcer at Churchill Downs.

A week later, he’ll call the biggest race in sport—the Kentucky Derby—before a crowd of more than 150,000 people.

Stone is just the eighth person in the track’s long history to hold the job, and at age 30, is also the youngest.

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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.

Murray State University

Another weekend of postseason college basketball action kicks off tomorrow.

Dangerously Cold

Feb 19, 2015
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Health officials are urging people to use caution if they have to be outdoors during the bitterly cold weather.

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Legislation backed by Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach would create a retirement savings program for Kentuckians whose employers don’t offer a plan.

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Kentucky lawmakers will again consider the so-called “AT&T deregulation” bill this session. The measure failed to make it out of the House last year after winning Senate approval.

The annual Battle of the Bluegrass is tomorrow at the KFC Yum Center as the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals square off in men’s college basketball.