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.

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Former Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined $150,000 for orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to his daughter’s failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell.

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A report issued Friday by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville says 22 of its priests have been “credibly accused” of child sexual abuse dating back more than 70 years.

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The University of Louisville’s interim head football coach has made his first public remarks following Sunday’s firing of his predecessor, Bobby Petrino.

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Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline to register to vote in the November general election in Kentucky.

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Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter has resigned from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.


  Bosnia's war crimes court has convicted a Croatian woman of crimes committed against Bosnian Serb civilians during the country's 1992-95 war. It comes a year after she was extradited from Kentucky, where she had become a naturalized U.S. citizen.

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

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  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.

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