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
5:22 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Louisville Metro Police Plan Extra Patrols for New Year's Eve

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Louisville Metro Police plan to saturate streets on New Year's Eve to watch for drunk revelers on the roads.

LMPD will add patrols and Traffic Unit officers on the streets Tuesday and through the holiday, said Sgt. Ruby Ellison of the Traffic Unit.

They'll concentrate on Bardstown Road, Shelbyville Road and Dixie Highway, but police will also be on other highways, side streets and interstates. LMPD will not have safety checkpoints.

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Local News
2:29 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Chane Behanan Dismissed for Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team

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Chane Behanan is off the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team—for good, it appears.

Coach Rick Pitino says Behanan was dismissed by the university from the team. 

Pitino would not say specifically what the forward did to be kicked off the team, but he noted "this is a university policy that has been stretched to the limits." The coach said privacy laws limited what he could say about the circumstances.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun December 29, 2013

What We Read in 2013, Books Edition

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Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure.

This week, we're doing something different. Here are the books we enjoyed in 2013:

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Local News
10:51 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Win Russell Athletic Bowl

The Louisville Cardinals easily defeated the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night to win the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth as Louisville won 36-9 in Orlando, Fla. The Cardinals had 554 total yards to Miami's 174.

The No. 18-ranked Louisville was down early after Bridgewater was tackled for a safety, but Miami wouldn't score again until the fourth quarter.

It was their second straight bowl victory. The Cardinals finish the 2013 season with a 12-1 record. 

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Byline
5:45 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Listen: WFPL News Team's Favorite Features of 2013

This week, WFPL News staff members selected some of their favorite stories of 2013 for a special Byline.

We heard about carp fishing, record stores, a Kentucky Derby gate-crasher, an innovative play and much more. Listen below:

Here are links to some of the stories:

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Local News
3:14 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Louisville Metro Councilman Calls for Review of KFC Yum Center-UofL Lease After S&P Lowers Rating

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Standard & Poor's has reduced the rating of bonds used to pay for the construction of the KFC Yum Center.

The lower rating of "BB" from "BBB-" on senior lien bonds stems from concerns that the tax increment financing district used to pay part of the debt isn't performing as previously expected, the financial services agency said. The downgrade lowers the bonds below investment grade to "junk" status.

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Local News
10:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Byline Today: Our Favorite Stories of 2013

This week on Byline, the WFPL News team is looking back at our favorite stories of 2013.

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Local News
8:40 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Podcasts and Audio to Listen to on Your Drive Back to Louisville

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Perhaps you're off work this week. Perhaps you have a long drive home ahead of you. Perhaps you need  something fun to listen to while you're driving, or hanging out at a relative's home, or bored while milling about your house with no more functions to attend.

Some of the WFPL News team members have suggestions for good podcasts and such for your listening pleasure.

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Local News
1:06 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Map: Jefferson County Traffic Deaths Spike 29 Percent in 2013, Bucking Kentucky's Downward Trend

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Traffic deaths in Jefferson County spiked 28.7 percent in the last year, despite a decline in the rest of Kentucky.

In 2013, 85 people have died in traffic accidents in the county, with less than a week before year's end, according to Kentucky State Police's traffic statistics. Sixty-six people died in Jefferson County traffic accidents in 2012.

The increase has no single, specific reason, said Lt. Joe Seelye, traffic unit commander for Louisville Metro Police, which investigated all but a few of the accidents.

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Local News
8:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Metro Louisville Offers to Turn Christmas Trees into Mulch

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Christmas is about over. For participants, there's an 20-percent chance that the tree in their living room is real, according to the American Christmas Tree Association, which is a real thing.

For those in Louisville, the city is offering to turn that tree into mulch.

The service will be offered starting Thursday at two sites—the East District Recycling Center (595 N. Hubbards Lane) and the Southwest Government Center (7219 Dixie Hwy.) 

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