Joseph Lord

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL. In this role, he assists with assignments, edits stories and oversees social media. Joseph is a Louisville native who has previously worked for The Courier-Journal, The News & Tribune and The Anniston (Ala.) Star. He lives in the Germantown area.

Western Kentucky University Suspends Swimming, Diving Program For 5-Years Following Investigation

April 14, 2015

Western Kentucky University has suspended its swimming and diving program for five years following an investigation that found evidence of violations of the school's sexual misconduct and assault policy, the university announced Tuesday. Read Story

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You Can Play Pac-Man on Louisville’s City Grid Today

March 31, 2015

So if you head to Google Maps today, you'll find a button on the bottom left of your screen. Click it, and whatever you've searched will become a playable Pac-Man game. Read Story


Report: Louisville Cardinals Have the Most Valuable Men’s Basketball Program

March 17, 2015

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team is slightly less valuable than last year—but it's still the sport's most valuable college team, according to an analysis released Tuesday by Forbes. Read Story


Here’s How Much It’s Snowed In Louisville Back to 1950 (So Far)

March 4, 2015

As matters stood early Wednesday afternoon, here's how much snow Louisville has gotten all the way back to the winter of 1950-51. Read Story


Major Snowstorm May Drop 12 Inches of Snow on Louisville on Wednesday

March 3, 2015

The National Weather Service is warning of "major travel disruptions" in the Louisville area Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning because of a major snowstorm heading into the region. Read Story

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Louisville’s Week of Wild Winter Weather Isn’t Over Yet

February 20, 2015

After reaching subzero temperatures early Friday, the Louisville area is expected to warm up (relatively) to the mid-20s in the afternoon. But the week of rough winter weather isn't close to be finished. Read Story


Here’s the 2015 Louisville Fish Fry Schedule

February 19, 2015

At least a week of super-rough weather seems like an annual tradition for the Louisville area. Another annual tradition? Lenten fish fries. Read Story


Four-Month Ramp Closure From I-65 N to I-64 W Starts Monday

February 9, 2015

The single-lane ramp closure is part of the Ohio River Bridges Project's downtown construction. Read Story

President Obama, shown speaking at the University Of Kansas on Jan. 22, defends his budget as an exercise in "middle-class economics." But forecasters at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center say the 60 percent of Americans at the middle of the income ladder will more or less break even, while most benefits will go to low-income families.

Obama’s Budget Proposal Lifts 2013 Caps, Adds Billions In Spending

February 2, 2015

President Obama says he wants to work with Congress to "replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America," in remarks that came hours after the release of his $3.99 trillion budget proposal, which is already drawing criticism from Republicans. Read Story

Centre College Announces $20 Million Gift

February 2, 2015

Centre College has landed a $20 million gift as part of an ongoing $200 million fundraising campaign that would approach the amount of a single donation the liberal arts college thought it was receiving but ultimately lost out on. Read Story

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Here’s the Initial Line-Up For Forecastle Festival 2015

January 27, 2015

This year, Forecastle Festival will be both familiar and new. Read Story


Just How Kindergarten-Ready Are Children, Ranked By JCPS School

January 23, 2015

Some Louisville public schools have a vast majority of kindergarten students ready to tackle the curriculum. Other schools, have a lot of catching up to do, according to data released this week by the state education department. The state has screened new kindergartners … Read Story