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.

jlord@wfpl.org | Twitter

Pages

Local News
8:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Parts of Louisville Area

Credit Shutterstock.com

Update 6:55 a.m. Tuesday: Wind Chill Advisory

A wind chill advisory has been issued until 10 a.m. Tuesday for Louisville and areas to the north, east and west, the National Weather Service said.

Temperatures will be in the low single digits with wind chills as low as -16 degrees, the weather service said. A handful of Louisville area school districts have adjusted schedules because of the cold, but Jefferson County Public Schools is running on its regular schedule.

Read more
Local News
7:48 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

What We're Reading | 1.26.14

The Bilderberg Hotel
Credit Creative Commons

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

Read more
Education
11:00 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Finalists to be IU Southeast Chancellor to Appear on Campus

Credit IU Southeast

The four finalists to be the next chancellor of Indiana Southeast will chat in the next several days with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Following the finalists' visits to the New  Albany campus, the search committee will make recommendations to top Indiana University system administrators as to who should replace Sandra Patterson-Randles, who retired last year as IU Southeast's chancellor.

Read more
Local News
12:01 am
Sat January 25, 2014

It Snowed Again; JCPS Calls Off Saturday Activities

Credit National Weather Service

Update 8 a.m.: It Snowed Again

So the snow is expected to move out of the Louisville area by Saturday afternoon. Louisville and surrounding areas are under a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m.

Jefferson County Public Schools has canceled all school district activities and all activities at JCPS facilities because of the weather scheduled for Saturday. As we noted Friday, the Saturday Academy has been canceled, too.

Read more
Local News
5:38 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville Talks on Kosair Children's Hospital Breakdown

Credit Kosair Children's Hospital

Remember the dispute between the University of Louisville and Norton Healthcare over the operation of Kosair Children's Hospital? 

It appears the matter is going court.

Read more
Local News
11:26 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Byline Today: Gov. Steve Beshear's Budget Request; High School-to-College and Remembering Smillie

Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled his budget proposal this week, and we'll look at parts of it this afternoon on Byline.

First off, Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador will call in from Frankfort to discuss the proposal and other goings on in the Kentucky General Assembly. 

Read more
Local News
5:09 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools on a 2-Hour Delay on Friday

Credit Shutterstock.com

Update 7 a.m.: The National Weather Service said it was 2 degrees at about 6 a.m. Friday in Louisville. The wind chill is forecast to be as low as -11.

Earlier: Jefferson County Public Schools will again operate on a two-hour delay on Friday because of the winter weather situation.

The low temperature Thursday night into Friday morning is forecast to be -5 degrees—and the high temperature on Friday is forecast to be 21, the National Weather Service said.

Read more
Local News
6:53 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Kentucky Child Advocates Cheer Gov. Steve Beshear's Request to Restore Child Care Assistance Program

Credit Shutterstock.com

Kentucky children's advocates were surprised and pleased with Gov. Steve Beshear's recent budget proposal to restore a child care subsidy cut last year.

Christina Stopher is more worried than anything else.

On the same day Beshear unveiled his budget proposal, Stopher found out that she was losing the child care subsidy for her boys, 3 and 5.

Read more
Local News
7:48 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

JCPS on 2-Hour Delay Thursday Because of Winter Weather Concerns, Again

Credit Shutterstock.com

Update 6:35 a.m.: It's Cold

At about 6 a.m. Thursday, the temperature in Louisville was 9 degrees—and the wind chill was -10, the National Weather Service said. There was a chance of flurries before 9 a.m., also.

Jefferson County Public Schools is on a two-hour delay Thursday. A handful of other school districts are closed. There's a list below.

Earlier: Temperatures will drop to the single digits early Thursday morning and not get out of the teens until Friday, the National Weather Service said.

Read more
Local News
6:49 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Cold Replaces Snow as Louisville Area's Winter Weather Issue; JCPS Delays Open

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

The snow that hindered the Louisville area's Tuesday morning commute has ended, but cold temperatures that came with it are sticking around, the National Weather Service said.

Jefferson County Public Schools is working on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. Several school districts aren't opening at all. (Check the list below.)

Read more

Pages