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
7:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Louisville Program Founded by J. Blaine Hudson on African-American Issues to Return

J. Blaine Hudson
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Update 5 p.m. Jan. 24: UofL officials have canceled the Saturday Academy session this Saturday because of winter weather concerns. They hope to reschedule it. 

Earlier: A longtime endeavor of the late University of Louisville dean J. Blaine Hudson is set to resume later this month.

For years, Hudson led the Saturday Academy—a free lecture and discussion series focused on African-American issues.

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Local News
6:43 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Kentucky Leaders File Response to Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are asking a federal judge to deny summary judgment—and an immediate injunction—in a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.

In December, Louisville residents Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon asked a federal judge to issue a ruling and implement an injunction against the state's ban on same-sex marriage. On Monday, Beshear and Conway asked the judge to deny Bourke and De Leon's request.

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Local News
6:58 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Survey: Employer Health Insurance Coverage Rising in Kentucky

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A two-year decline in the number of working-age Kentuckians who get health insurance from employers reversed in late 2013, according to survey results released Monday by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

The survey was done before the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and is meant to give a "baseline" for how Kentuckians are getting health insurance, so it can be compared to future years, said Susan Zepeda, president of the Foundation for a Health Kentucky.

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Local News
12:40 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Longtime Activist Suzy Post to Get Metro Louisville's 2014 Freedom Award

Longtime Louisville activist Suzy Post will receive Metro Louisville's 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Post has a long history of social activism in Louisville. She was president of what is now the ACLU of Kentucky and later the founding president of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition. She's also the last surviving plaintiff in the 1970s lawsuit that forced the city's public schools to desegregate, the city said.

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Arts and Humanities
8:19 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Wins Golden Globe for 'American Hustle'

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For the second straight year, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe Award, this time for in the supporting performance category.

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Local News
10:00 am
Sun January 12, 2014

What We're Reading | 01.12.14

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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
12:44 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Former Louisville QB Jeff Brohm Replaces Bobby Petrino as Western Kentucky's Coach

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Former standout Louisville Cardinals quarterback Jeff Brohm is the new head football coach for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. 

Brohm, 42, takes over a Hilltoppers team that finished 8-4—including a win over the Kentucky Wildcats—under Bobby Petrino, who was introduced Thursday as the new head coach at Louisville.

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Local News
11:58 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Byline Today: Kentucky, Indiana Legislatures Get Underway

On Byline this afternoon, we'll hear about the Kentucky and Indiana legislative sessions getting underway, the Louisville Cardinals'  new(-ish) football coach and more.

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Local News
10:34 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Interactive Timeline: Bobby Petrino's (Controversial) Journey Back to the Louisville Cardinals

Bobby Petrino
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Bobby Petrino will be the Louisville Cardinals' football coach for the second time, the school announced Thursday.

Petrino, 52, has the best win percentage of any Louisville Cardinals football coach and led the team to a major postseason victory in the Orange Bowl. He had a 41-9 record during his first tenure with UofL from 2003 to 2006. In all, he has 83 career win and is known for his team's offensive prowess.

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Local News
7:30 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Extreme Cold Moves Out of Louisville Area (But it's Still Cold)

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Jefferson County Public Schools and many other school districts are back in session Wednesday after two straight days of canceled classes because of extremely cold weather.

Before we move to the weather, WFPL's Jake Ryan talked to people Tuesday about how they were coping with the cold. It's a fun listen. Check it out here.

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