Jacob Ryan (KPR)

Jacob Ryan joined the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting in December 2017. For three years prior, he worked as a WFPL News reporter and covered issues ranging from City Hall to transportation, public safety to housing. He is a recipient of a Sidney Hillman award, a national Investigative Reporters and Editors award and numerous regional and local awards. Ryan is originally from Eddyville, Kentucky. He’s a graduate of Western Kentucky University.


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  Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell dropped felony rioting charges against state Rep. Attica Scott and 17 other protesters who were arrested during demonstrations in downtown Louisville.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Tens of thousands of Louisville residents have overdue bills and are at risk of losing power or water, a result of the economic downturn sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.


David McAtee’s family announced Monday that they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department and the city in relation to McAtee’s death one week ago.

Jacob Ryan / WFPL

  On Friday, thousands of people gathered in downtown Louisville to celebrate the birthday of Breonna Taylor — the 26-year-old Black woman who was killed in her home by police in March. 


  Hundreds of Kentucky nurses have taken steps to return to work as the COVID-19 spreads and stresses healthcare facilities across the state.

Jacob Ryan / WFPL

Ronald Nelson wants out of jail. For seven months, he’s been serving time for drug charges in the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He’s got just four months left on his sentence. But as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Nelson, 38, said every day he’s locked up seems like an unnecessary risk to his well-being.


  At least four people associated with a Lyon County nursing home have now tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.


  Thousands of inmates held in county jails have been released since the Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice issued an order last week effectively closing the courts, according to data provided by the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

Daniel Cameron

  The Kentucky Attorney General’s office is investigating hundreds of complaints from consumers about alleged price gouging as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the state.

Jefferson County Circuit Court

  Amid growing scrutiny of Kentucky law enforcement’s use of asset forfeiture, more than twice as many agencies disclosed last year how much cash and property they seized than they did two years prior.