Joe Cunningham is a Senior Editor at RedState.com and occasional contributor to TheHayride.com. He hails from Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he grew up and attended college, earning a degree in broadcast journalism and sociology. He worked in radio at KNOC 1450 in Natchitoches before moving to Lafayette with his family. He worked as a sports and lifestyles editor in Abbeville before teaching in Lafayette Parish. Married with two daughters, Joe is as much a cooking fanatic as he is a political junkie, sharing both his takes on the news of the day and the recipes he's cooking on his own daily newsletter.
Lafayette Parish Had 13 A-Rated Schools, No F’s in 2022 According to Department of Education
Several Lafayette Parish schools earned top marks for the 2022 school year, and there were no failing grades on the parish's report card.
Neighbor Helps 94-Year-Old Woman Survives Major House Fire in Lafayette
A bad situation could have been a lot worse if not for a neighbor heading to work early Tuesday morning.
Scott, Carencro Fire Chiefs Place Bet on High School Football Playoff
A high school football rematch leads to a friendly wager between two fire chiefs.
Sen. Bill Cassidy Could Announce Run for Louisiana Governor This Week
Cassidy has said he has made a decision about the 2023 race and will announce it.
Two Iberia Parish Churches Among Dozens Leaving United Methodist Church Over LGBT Issues
A national split in the United Methodist Church is having local impact.
Kevin Conroy, Iconic Voice of Batman, Passes Away at 66
Conroy was a longtime actor on the stage and the small screen, but his time spent as the voice of Batman may be his most iconic role.
Is Killing Rats in Your Home About to Become Illegal in St. Landry Parish?
Vague language in a new law might be problematic for homeowners.
How Much of Lafayette Parish Turned Out to Vote in Tuesday’s Elections?
The turnout in Lafayette was down a bit, but about where Louisiana election officials expected the statewide turnout to be.
Carencro Gets New Mayor, Broussard and Scott Re-elect Familiar Faces
There were several competitive races throughout Lafayette Parish on Tuesday night.
Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy Handily Wins Re-election
Kennedy was the odds-on favorite in his race.
Bomb Threat Temporarily Shuts Down Louisiana Polling Station
Local officials determined that the threat was related to the school and not the election.
Lafayette High School in Search of New Principal After Sudden Resignation
LPSS has not announced a temporary replacement, but a job posting is available online.
Jeff Landry Secures Major Endorsement from State GOP
The endorsement is a big boost for Landry, but other GOP rivals have blasted such moves.
Tropical System Develops in the Caribbean, Could Turn Toward the Gulf
It's very late in the season, but the tropics are still active.
Passerby’s Quick Thinking Saves Lives in Residential Fire in Scott
A charcoal grill leads to a house fire, but it was someone passing the home who helped save lives Friday night.
67-Year Old Lafayette Bicyclist Dead After Friday Night Crash
A fatal crash left a bicyclist dead late Friday night.
Ville Platte Man Killed in Crash After Fleeing Traffic Stop
The driver refused to stop and sped away.
Louisiana State Police Commissioner Exits Amid Corruption Claims
She was recently suspended from the New Orleans Police Department.
Lafayette Middle Student Arrested After Verbal Bomb Threats
The Lafayette Middle student is the fifth to be arrested for terrorizing this year.
Nearly $400,000 in Stolen Oilfield Equipment Recovered in Lafayette
What started out as a stolen truck turned into a major equipment theft operation.