Rick Howlett (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

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

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The Kentucky Air National Guard is sending more personnel to North Carolina in response to massive flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. 

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Louisville is hosting what’s billed as the world’s largest wheelchair basketball tournament. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association competition will be held on a dozen courts set up inside the Kentucky Exposition Center.

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  Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says he’ll go to court to challenge the pension overhaul bill passed by lawmakers in the Republican-controlled General Assembly Thursday night.

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  The University of Louisville has hired Xavier’s Chris Mack as the Cardinals’ new men’s basketball coach.

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The University of Louisville has named Vince Tyra its permanent athletic director after he served as interim athletic director for six months.

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University of Louisville Interim Men’s Basketball Coach David Padgett will not be retained in the position. The announcement was made Wednesday.

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A renewed push is on to bring a National Basketball Association franchise to Louisville.

More than 20 local investors have contributed $750,000 in seed money to start the initiative.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced the creation of a cold case unit to investigate and work with victims involved in the state’s huge backlog of sexual assault cases.

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Construction is officially underway on a new venture by Churchill Downs racetrack. It’s investing $60 million in a historical racing facility in Louisville, called Derby City Gaming. Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site Wednesday. 

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University of Louisville officials met behind closed doors Wednesday with the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee in Atlanta.