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
11:24 am
Sun November 17, 2013

What We're Reading | 11.17.13

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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
8:00 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Fall Tornadoes Happen in the Louisville Area More Frequently Than You Might Think

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The Louisville area is in for a stormy Sunday—and, under the right circumstances, damaging winds and even an isolated tornado are possible. 

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Education
7:10 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Which JCPS Elementary Cluster Schools Were Parents' No. 1 Choice Last Year?

Jackson Winburn arranges puzzle pieces on his first day back.
Credit Amber Sigman for WFPL News

Last week, we looked at Jefferson County Public Schools' process for assigning kindergartners to elementary schools. 

Elementary school assignments are guided by several factors, including the district's diversity standards and the will of each set of parents. Parents can begin expressing their will on Monday, when the application process for the kindergartners of the 2014-15 school year begins.

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Local News
11:38 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Byline Today: Archbishop Kurtz Gets a High-Profile Post, Walmart Deal is In the Works and More

A deal is in the works to bring Walmart to the vacant Phillip Morris site, Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz get a high-profile post and we take a look at the Jefferson County Public Schools student assignment system. These stories and more will be discussed today on Byline.

WFPL's Phillip Bailey reported that Walmart may come to Broadway and Dixie Highway. He'll discuss this story and more.

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Education
9:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Test Scores Vary Widely Among the 13 JCPS Elementary School Clusters

Jazlyn Caldwell, 5, plays with puzzle blocks this August on her first day of kindergarten at Shelby Elementary.
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A school bus pulls into the Meyzeek Middle School parking lot Thursday afternoon. Instead of carrying students, inside are computers and printers and Internet.

Jefferson County Public Schools' mobile bus program helps the district reach parents who haven’t registered or enrolled their child—and who may never even apply for elementary schools when the application period opens on Monday. 

Last year, JCPS had roughly 2,000 new kindergarten students whose parents didn't apply during the application period—out of about 7,500 new students. 

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Education
2:13 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

The Key to JCPS' Elementary School Choice? Parent Involvement in the Process.

Christina Bush, assists kindergartner Jazlyn Caldwell, age 5.
Credit Amber Sigman

This is the first of a two part series. On Friday, we'll look at how Jefferson County Public Schools elementary clusters compare and what's being done to improve parent engagement in school choice.

The application process for Jefferson County public elementary schools begins Monday, bringing another batch of incoming kindergartners' parents to confront the choice of schools.

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Education
9:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Louisville's Mercy Academy Gets National Recognition for 'You're Not a Princess' Ads

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Noting feminist tones, national commentators are discussing an advertising campaign by Louisville's Mercy Academy that tells prospective students, bluntly, "You're Not a Princess."

The ads, created by the Louisville firm Doe-Anderson, include lines such as "be more than the fairest of them all" and "prepare for real life."

Mercy President Mike Johnson said the ads bolster a view—one that's not in dispute these days—that women can achieve anything.

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Local News
6:46 am
Wed November 13, 2013

New Lincoln MKC Will be Built at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant

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Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant will build the new Lincoln MKC, the company announced today.

Production on the small premium utility vehicle is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014.

No new jobs are planned for the production of the 2015 Lincoln MKC, but the vehicle is expected to add to the security of the plant.

Lisa Drake is the chief engineer for the Lincoln MKC.

The Lincoln MKC includes features such as a built in modem and something Lincoln is calling “approach detection.”

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Local News
2:50 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock to Dress for Louisville Cardinals' Next Game

Chane Behanan
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Two key players from the Louisville Cardinals' men's national championship team will dress to play in Tuesday's game against Hofsta.

Junior forward Chane Behanan will return from a suspension for violating team and universities rules. 

Senior forward Luke Hancock—the Most Outstanding Player from the 2013 Final Four—missed the Cardinals' season opener on Saturday because of an Achilles injury.

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Local News
9:54 am
Sun November 10, 2013

What We're Reading | 11.10.13

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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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