Rick Howlett (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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


Horse Racing
7:40 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Summer Heat Prompts Churchill Downs to Revise Racing Schedule

The heat wave gripping the area has forced Churchill Downs to revise its weekend live racing schedule.

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Horse Racing
1:52 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Post Positions Set for Belmont Stakes

The post positions are set for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the third leg in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. 

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Building Codes
9:27 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Committee To Address Temporary Event Structures

The first meeting of a new panel that will study Kentucky’s safety codes for large outdoor tents and other temporary structures will be held this week. 

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4:04 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Eliminate Child Abuse Comes to KY


Health care groups and child advocates across Kentucky have formed  a new Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse. Kentucky’s child abuse death rate is among the highest in the country. 

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1:12 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide


Louisville Metro Police say they have no suspects in their investigation into a Derby weekend homicide on the Churchill Downs backside.

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Kentucky Derby
10:26 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Early Kentucky Derby Favorites


Bodemeister is the early 4 to 1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. 

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2012 General Assembly
6:00 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Colston on the Capitol with Rick Howlett

Kentucky’s lawmakers were in veto recess this week, where the Governor looks over proposed legislation and signs or vetos. Kentucky Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett about what happens during the recess week and what’s ahead for the state budget.

2:57 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

UK, U of L Get Ready for Final Four

The University of Louisville/University of Kentucky rivalry will reach new heights tomorrow night when the Cards and the Cats clash in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. And as each team’s coach tries to play down any personal rivalry this week, Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino acknowledges the die-hard nature of many fans, especially when it comes to games like this one.

“It ends up with a lot of bad marriages. A lot of mixed marriages that end up bad.  You have a Louisville woman with a Kentucky man and it always ends up bad,”

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3:49 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Red Cross Seeks Help in Tornado Relief

Kentucky Public Radio

Relief and recovery efforts continue today across Kentucky and southern Indiana, where Friday’s outbreak of tornadoes killed more than 30 people and caused widespread devastation. Governor Steve Beshear has dispatched more than 200 National Guard troops to the hardest hit areas. Red Cross shelters are open across Kentucky. And Red Cross spokeswoman Vicki Eichstaedt says the best way for people to help tornado victims everywhere is with a financial contribution to the agency. You can find information on how to give here.

2012 General Assembly
4:20 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Capitol Bureau Update from Kenny Colston

It’s been a busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly.  An effort to legalize casino gambling died on the Senate floor, the sponsor of a measure to regulate the sale of products containing meth precursor pseudoephedrine withdrew it from consideration, and debate continues over the Commonwealth’s dropout age.  Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks wi