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
1:41 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Reporter Kristina Goetz Latest Addition to Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Kristina Goetz
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Veteran reporter Kristina Goetz will be the next addition to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville Public Media's in-depth journalism unit.

Goetz is a senior reporter for The Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Her past career stops include The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. She also worked as a research assistant and first-draft editor on a biography of Hillary Clinton by former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein.

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Local News
8:30 am
Sun December 15, 2013

What We're Reading | 12.15.2013

Bilbo Baggins
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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
7:14 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Map: Where Criminal Homicides Happened in Louisville in 2013 to Date

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The data is preliminary, but overall crime has declined slightly (about .5 percent) in Louisville Metro Police's jurisdiction this year through November, compared to the same time period last year, Chief Steve Conrad said.

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Local News
5:18 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Discusses Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest

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Racial disparities in marijuana arrests have more to do with the neighborhoods where Louisville Metro Police focuses its attention than with race, Chief Steve Conrad says.

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Local News
12:29 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad

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Statistics point to a declining trend for crime in Metro Louisville, but concerns about violence endure.

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Arts and Humanities
10:57 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Updated: Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for SAG Award, Golden Globe for 'American Hustle'

Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle"
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Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence was nominated Wednesday for a Screen Actors Guild for her supporting role in the upcoming drama "American Hustle."

The film stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams and regards the Abscam scandal in the 1970s. Lawrence plays the wife of a con man played by Bale.

"American Hustle" slated for release later this month. Here's a trailer:

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Local News
6:01 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Morning Snow Leads JCPS, Others to Close Tuesday; Others Delay

Snowfall Tuesday morning in downtown Louisville.
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Update 8:45 a.m.: Latest from Transportation Officials

Here's word from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District that covers Jefferson and other counties:

KYTC road crews mobilized at midnight last night. They have been salting the roadways this morning since the precipitation started. With the snow coming down during rush hour, that delays our trucks from covering all of their routes as quickly as we would like due to the extra traffic on the roads.

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Local News
12:01 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Oldham County is No. 1 in Kentucky Child Wellbeing Ranking

A kindergartner working with shapes at Shelby Elementary School in Louisville this year.
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The best county in Kentucky for children is Oldham—or, at least, they're doing better there than in the state's 119 other counties, says a first-time ranking of the well-being of kids in the state.

For the first time, Kentucky Youth Advocates' Kids Count County Data Book has broken down the state's 120 counties, considering economic security, education, health and family/community support. 

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Local News
5:54 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Second Round of Winter Weather Exits Louisville Area, NWS Says

Winter weather on Friday in the Germantown area.
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Update 6:45 a.m. Monday: No Snow, Sleet in Monday Forecast

On Monday Morning, the National Weather Service forecasts cold (a high temperature of 34 degrees) but no precipitation through the day Monday. The weather service still forecasts a possibility of snow early Tuesday.

Update: 7 p.m. Just Cold Now

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Local News
11:32 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Byline Today: 'The Man With Many Chances,' MSNBC's Chris Matthews, College Football and More

On Byline today, we'll hear about an investigation into the Indiana justice system's handling of a repeat offender—and an eventual murder—plus an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews, and a consideration of college football as the regular season winds down.

First up, our colleagues from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting looked into the case of Richard Hooten. Investigative reporter R.G. Dunlop writes:

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