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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Arts and Humanities
11:58 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Sarah Lindgren Appointed Louisville's Public Art Administrator

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Pushing to increase public art in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday appointed Sarah Lindgren as the city's public art administrator.

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Local News
11:59 am
Sun December 22, 2013

What We're Reading | 12.22.13

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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:

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Local News
8:03 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Which NFL Team is the Most Popular in Kentucky?

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Controversy swirled around the NFL earlier this year after PBS aired a documentary about the long-term effects of concussions on football players.

Yet the league is wildly popular—Forbes estimated in August that the NFL would have a revenue this year of $9 billion, the largest of any sports league.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Map Shows Median Household Income Throughout Louisville

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A longtime Louisville resident will have perceptions about what's a "rich" part of town or a struggling part of town—but do the perceptions align with reality?

WNYC, the public radio station in New York City, has published a massive map showing the median household income of neighborhoods throughout the United States.

Take a look below:

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Local News
8:33 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Louisville Area

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Update 10:10 p.m.: Louisville and surrounding areas are under a flash flood warning until 1:45 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

It's been extended to 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

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Local News
9:35 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Pending Inspection, Ramp from I-65 N to I-64 W in Downtown Louisville is Closed

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Kentucky transportation officials on Friday closed the ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to westbound I-64 in downtown Louisville out of concerns for "apparent" deterioration in a support column.

The ramp will stay closed pending an inspection. The interchange is in the area of the downtown part of the Ohio River Bridges Project, and contractor Walsh Construction will have a structural engineer join transportation cabinet engineers during the "thorough" inspection, the cabinet said in a news release.

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Local News
4:46 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Flood Watch Issued for Louisville and Surrounding Areas

Rainfall possible in the region over the weekend.
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Louisville and surrounding areas will be under a flood watch from much of the weekend as heavy rain is expected on top of saturated ground.

The greatest concern will be in southern Indiana, where the ground is more saturated from the recent heavy snowfall, said Ron Steve, a meteorologist for the National weather Service in Louisville.

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Local News
11:54 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Byline Today: New Poll Numbers on Kentucky Legislature, Media Criticism and More

A new revelation in the sexual harassment allegations against former state Rep. John Arnold, a poll shows potential issues for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and a new film podcast launches—we'll discuss these stories and more today on Byline.

Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador reported on allegations that Arnold inappropriately touched a House colleague. He'll discuss the issues with host Rick Howlett.

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Local News
5:08 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

TARC Announces Changes to a Handful of Routes

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TARC announced Thursday changes to several of its bus routes that will start next month. The changes include the extension of the Fourth Street trolley south of Broadway to service the Louisville Free Public Library and schools in the area.

The changes go into effect Jan. 26. 

TARC previously announced a new shuttle between Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Here's a rundown from TARC:

Route #1-Fourth Street Trolley

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Local News
6:48 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Pecha Kucha Focuses on Vision Louisville

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The future of Louisville will be the topic of discussion Tuesday during the 13th Pecha Kucha. 

The city's Vision Louisville project is the theme for the event, in which speakers talk for 400 second with the aid of 20 slides. For Vision Louisville, the city is considering what it will be like in 25 years to help create goals and major projects.

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