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
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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Arts and Humanities
9:58 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Early Screening of Jennifer Lawrence's Next Film to Benefit West End School

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As it did with "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the locally based Jennifer Lawrence Foundation is hosting a  benefit early screening of one of the Louisville native's films.

The screening of director David O. Russell's "American Hustle" will be on Dec. 16 at Baxter Avenue Filmworks. Tickets will be $65 and will include a cocktail reception and silent auction.

The screening benefits the West End School, a free private school for at-risk boys. 

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Local News
6:09 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Winter Mess Hits Louisville Area; Floyd County Declares Emergency

Snow on Friday afternoon in the Germantown area.
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Update 6:40 p.m.: A Record

So far, 2.3 inches of snow fell in Louisville on Friday, the National Weather Service said. The weather service said the snowfall breaks the previous record for this date—1.9 inches set in 1977.

Update: 4:30 p.m.: State Transportation Asks for Patience; State of Emergency Declared in Floyd County

Traffic is a mess throughout the Louisville region.

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Local News
5:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

So It Very Possibly May Snow (and More) in Louisville on Friday

Snow in the Germantown area last winter.
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It's probably going to snow Friday.

It's probably going to be a mess.

That's the word from the National Weather Service in Louisville.

They're expecting one to five inches of snow (and sleet and freezing rain), depending on what part of Louisville we're talking about. Here's a graphic the NWS posted Thursday afternoon:

Louisville is under a Winter Storm Warning from 10 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Saturday. 

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Local News
3:37 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

All Clear Issued on IU Southeast Campus

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Update 3:50 p.m.: An all clear has been issued. IU Southeast Tweeted:

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Local News
12:11 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Find Out How UofL, UK and Others Spend on Athletics, Academics With New Knight Database

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has gone live with a massive database on college athletics and academic spending. 

The database includes information on all the larger schools  in the region, including the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

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Local News
12:01 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Crash Causes 'Extensive' Damage to Brick, Metal University of Louisville Sign

So I passed this  sign Tuesday near the Belknap campus the way to work. It used to say "University of Louisville." Now, it says "Unive    uisville."

On Thanksgiving evening, a vehicle traveling at the intersection of Arthur Street and Brandeis Avenue left the road and struck the sign, according to a UofL Police activity report.  The accident led to injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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Local News
10:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

California Neuroscientist's Work on Emotion and Decision-Making Earns Grawemeyer Psychology Award

Antonio Damasio
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A California expert on how emotions affect decision-making is the recipient of the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology from the University of Louisville.

Antonio Damasio is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California.

His somatic marker hypothesis stems from noting that people with some brain injuries had trouble making decisions although their intellects were intact.

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Local News
5:31 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Louisville Group Tasked With Bolstering Bourbon, Food Tourism in City

Bourbon
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Mayor Greg Fischer has formed a work group charged with finding ways to promote Louisville as a top destination for food and spirits.

The plan will include creating a downtown bourbon tourism center for people to catch buses to visit distilleries throughout Kentucky. The idea is, in part, to make the city the "gateway of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail," which drew 509,292 visitors in 2012.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun December 1, 2013

What We're Reading | 12.1.13

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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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