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.
Muhammad Ali's presence loomed large in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. Residents remembered him Saturday.
University of Louisville is investigating claims that a former staffer hired escorts to have sex with basketball players and recruits. In a new book, Katina Powell claims she provided escort services to teenage recruits for four years.
In a deal worth some $16 billion, Japanese beverage giant Suntory is buying Beam Inc., maker of Jim Beam bourbon and owner of well-known American brands such as Maker's Mark. Industry leaders say it's a reflection of bourbon's exploding popularity in Asian markets, but some wonder if the new owners will preserve bourbon's Kentucky heritage.