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
11:54 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Byline Today: New Poll Numbers on Kentucky Legislature, Media Criticism and More

A new revelation in the sexual harassment allegations against former state Rep. John Arnold, a poll shows potential issues for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and a new film podcast launches—we'll discuss these stories and more today on Byline.

Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador reported on allegations that Arnold inappropriately touched a House colleague. He'll discuss the issues with host Rick Howlett.

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Local News
5:08 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

TARC Announces Changes to a Handful of Routes

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TARC announced Thursday changes to several of its bus routes that will start next month. The changes include the extension of the Fourth Street trolley south of Broadway to service the Louisville Free Public Library and schools in the area.

The changes go into effect Jan. 26. 

TARC previously announced a new shuttle between Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Here's a rundown from TARC:

Route #1-Fourth Street Trolley

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Local News
6:48 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Pecha Kucha Focuses on Vision Louisville

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The future of Louisville will be the topic of discussion Tuesday during the 13th Pecha Kucha. 

The city's Vision Louisville project is the theme for the event, in which speakers talk for 400 second with the aid of 20 slides. For Vision Louisville, the city is considering what it will be like in 25 years to help create goals and major projects.

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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

Steve Conrad
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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

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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