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.

I Voted

Things To Know About Today’s Kentucky Primary Election

May 19, 2015

Kentucky voters head to the polls today to determine major party candidates for statewide offices, including governor. Read Story

A mint julep stand at Churchill Downs

A History of the Kentucky Derby’s Favorite Drink—the Mint Julep

May 2, 2015

Why is this drink, of all drinks, the traditional cocktail of American horse racing's biggest day? Read Story

Federal Judge John G. Heyburn II Dies, Report Says

April 29, 2015

John G. Heyburn II, a federal judge who in recent years made national headlines by striking down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban, died Wednesday, Read Story

Eastbound I-64 Closed Near Story Avenue For Friday Rush Hour

April 24, 2015

stbound Interstate 64 just before Story Avenue will be closed during the Friday afternoon rush hour, according to a spokeswoman for the downtown crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Read Story

Aging bourbon at a distillery in Kentucky.

Frazier Museum’s Bourbon-Centric Expansion Could Be ‘Game-Changer’

April 23, 2015

An expansion of the Frazier History Museum to include a bourbon-centric visitors' center would be a "game-changer" for the bourbon industry and the region, said the president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association. Read Story

Aging bourbon at a distillery in Kentucky.

Frazier Museum’s Expansion Means Kentucky Bourbon Trail Will Officially Start in Downtown Louisville

April 23, 2015

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail would officially begin in downtown Louisville under a planned $1.4-million expansion of the Frazier History Museum, the museum and the Kentucky Distillers' Association announced Thursday. Read Story

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

Google Maps

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