Joseph Lord

Online Managing Editor

Joseph Lord is a Louisville native who was raised in Jeffersontown. He attended Western Kentucky University before covering public safety and later city government for The Anniston (Ala.) Star. He's also covered education for The Tribune and Evening News in southern Indiana and music and pop culture for Velocity, The Courier-Journal's weekly entertainment magazine. 

 Most recently, Joseph has been a digital news reporter for The Courier-Journal. Joseph, 32, and his wife, Brandy Warren, have two daughters and live in the St. Joseph neighborhood.

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Local News
3:46 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

You'll Soon Have to Pay Louisville Parking Meters on Saturdays

A Louisville parking meter.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Soon, you'll get a parking ticket for not paying Louisville meters on Saturdays.

The city has for years had laws requiring motorists to feed the meters on Saturdays, but the Parking Authority of River City rarely enforced the rules, PARC said in a news release Friday. 

PARC is changing that—and it's also increasing meter rates.

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Local News
6:50 am
Fri June 27, 2014

2 Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals' Russ Smith Chosen in NBA Draft

Julius Randle
Credit Eleanor Hasken/Kentucky Kernel

Two Kentucky Wildcats, a Louisville Cardinals and an Indiana Hoosier were among the area college basketball players chosen Thursday night in the NBA Draft.

The Wildcats' Julius Randle was chosen seventh by the Los Angeles Lakers. His teammate James Young was chosen by the Boston Celtics with the 17th pick.

The AP reports:

Randle was the SEC's freshman of the year while helping the Wildcats to the NCAA championship game. He had 24 games with at least 10 points and 10 rebounds, the second-most by a freshman in Division I history.

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Local News
12:21 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

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Update 2:30 p.m. Marriage In Some Counties  

The Marion County clerk has begun issuing marriage licenses in Indianapolis, Indystar.com reported Wednesday.

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Education
4:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools Responds to State Audit

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Jefferson County Public Schools plans to review salaries, analyze school staffing levels and inventory text books in response to a critical state audit earlier this year.

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Education
10:30 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Jefferson County Board of Education to Consider Step Toward New School in Norton Commons

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Jefferson County Public Schools is considering a formal step toward building a new elementary school.

The board of education on Monday night will vote on an application to the state education department for a new school building in northeastern Jefferson County.

The move to build a new elementary school stems from a recent review of JCPS current and future facilities needs, said district spokesman Ben Jackey. The review of demographic data showed a need for a new elementary school in northeastern Jefferson County.

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Local News
9:51 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Kentucky Child Care Subsidy to Cover 6,000 More Families. Here Are Some Details.

The Southside Christian Child Care center on Klondike Lane.
Credit www.southsidechristianchildcare.com

The state will expand a child care subsidy to cover an estimated 6,000 more low-income working families starting in August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday evening.

Kentucky cut the Child Care Assistance Program last year because of a budget shortfall, causing thousands of children to lose eligibility and leading to financial struggles for day care operators.

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Local News
3:43 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

New Funds to Kentucky Child Care Subsidy May Not Reach Families Until August

Southside Christian Child Care's Klondike Lane location.
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The state won't increase the number of Kentucky children who are eligible for a child care subsidy until late summer, adding to fears for the financial viability of some day care owners.

Some child care providers expected the increase to start July 1, but state officials plan for the Child Care Assistance Program increases to begin no sooner than August. The added weeks may prove costly to the state's child care businesses, child advocates say.

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Local News
9:22 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Case To Be Argued In Federal Appeals Court on Aug. 6

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 A federal appeals court will hear lawsuit challenging laws against same-sex marriage in Kentucky and three Midwestern states on the same day this summer.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case on Aug. 6 in Cincinnati. Joe Dunman, an attorney for the Kentucky plaintiffs, told WFPL recently that a decision could be made in the weeks or months following those oral arguments. 

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Local News
12:30 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Louisville Cardinals Fall to Vanderbilt In College World Series Opener

Grant Kay, who scored the first of the Louisville Cardinals three runs.
Credit Rick Howlett

The Louisville Cardinals baseball team fell behind the Vanderbilt Commodore in the second inning on a wild pitch Saturday, and stayed behind the rest of the game.

Louisville lost to Vanderbilt 5-3 in its first game of the 2014 College World Series in Omaha.

The Cardinals will play the Texas Longhorns on Monday in an elimination game (the College World Series is a double-elimination tournament).

Cardinals ace pitcher Kyle Funkhouser threw the wild pitch in the third and was credited with the loss. Vanderbilt pitcher Carson Fulmer got the win.

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Local News
6:55 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Plaintiffs Respond to Beshear's Procreation Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage in Kentucky

Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon's marriage licenses.
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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's argument that same-sex unions harm procreation is a "myopic" view of marriage, argues a response filed on behalf of Kentucky same-sex couples seeking recognition for their out-of-state marriages.

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