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
7:01 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Local Option Sales Tax Gets Support From All Living Kentucky Governors

Greg Fischer
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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's push for a local option sales tax in Kentucky has gotten support from all the state's living former governors.

Fischer is again scheduled to testify Tuesday to a House committee about the taxing option, which would allow communities to impose a temporary sales tax to fund specific projects with voter approval.  Fischer expects the committee to vote on the proposal.

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Education
8:18 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Here Are the Finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation Competition

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The finalists in Jefferson County Public Schools' School of Innovation competition are The Catalpa School, the Louisville Reach Academy, the Metro Museum Magnet School and the Next Generation Community School. 

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Local News
3:10 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

James McNair Joins Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

James McNair
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Veteran finance and business reporter James McNair is the newest addition to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. 

McNair's nearly 30 years in journalism includes positions at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Miami Herald, where he's done work to uncover fraud and unethical business practices.

He's worked since 2007 as an independent researcher for hedge funds, in which "he is responsible for combing through records, digging through corporate filings and assisting the company in analyzing the health of businesses," a news release said.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Listen to Details From the 12 Semifinalists in the JCPS School of Innovation Competition

JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens kicks off Friday night's School of Innovation forum.
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Jefferson County Public Schools will on Monday night unveil the finalists from the 48 community submissions to design a new school.

The school district plans to open the winning School of Innovation design in the 2015-16 academic year. Last month, JCPS unveiled 12 semifinalists in the competition. Submitters included several teams of JCPS teachers, a group of Louisville museum leaders and a team of educators from Michigan.

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Local News
7:01 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Kentucky Pushes Back Deadline in Search for Attorneys to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order

Gov. Steve Beshear
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The  deadline for attorneys seeking to take up the state's appeal of a federal judge's same-sex marriage order has been pushed back, a spokeswoman for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office said.

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Local News
11:41 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Byline Today: Same-Sex Marriage, Joan Rivers and March Madness

The latest on the same-sex marriage lawsuit in Kentucky, political happenings in Louisville and statewide, and March Madness approaches.

First up, Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador  will give an update on this week's news from the state Capitol. I'll join in to talk about Gov. Steve Beshear's decision to file an appeal in the on-going same-sex marriage lawsuit.

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Local News
11:34 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Attorneys in Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Case Filing Similar Lawsuit in Indiana

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Updated: Four Southern Indiana same-sex couples are challenging in federal court the state's laws banning same-sex marriage.

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Local News
7:04 am
Thu March 6, 2014

U.S. District Judge John Heyburn to Take Senior Judge Status

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The federal judge whose recent rulings on a Kentucky same-sex marriage lawsuit made national headlines plans to take senior status.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II last month informed President Obama that he'll move to senior judge status on April 1, according to the U.S. District Clerk's Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

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Local News
10:41 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order

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Update 5 p.m.: Request for Proposal Issued

The state has issued its request for proposal for an attorney to handle the appeal of a federal judge order that Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Here's the document. 

The proposals are due by noon Friday.

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Local News
6:23 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Road Conditions Again Lead Jefferson County Public Schools to Close, Delays Others

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Because of slick road conditions left from Sunday night's winter storm, Jefferson County Public Schools and some other schools systems in the Louisville area are again closed Tuesday.

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