Rick Howlett (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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Just as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announces his withdrawal from the presidential race, the government reports that Kentuckians have given him more money than any of his Republican opponents for the White House.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky announced on Thursday that it began offering abortions at its new Louisville location last week.

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The legacy of Muhammad Ali is celebrated in many places in Louisville, his hometown.

There’s a major downtown street named for the famed boxing champion and humanitarian. A giant photo mural of Ali overlooks the Ohio River, not far from the cultural and educational center he and his wife, Lonnie, established a decade ago.

Now, two avid Ali fans are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to turn his West Louisville boyhood home into a museum.

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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.

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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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