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
6:39 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Free Inspections for Lead Available to Qualified Louisville Residents

The Lead Safe Louisville Project is promoting free screenings for qualified homeowners in conjunction with this week’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

Metro Community Services spokeswoman Debbie Belt says the screening is open to Louisvillians whose homes were built before 1978 and who have children younger than 6, among others.

“Any homes or apartments or others built before 1978 are likely to have lead-based paint. So, yes, indeed it’s still an issue and it’s something we just want to make people aware of.”

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Local News
9:26 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Louisville Man Accused in High-Profile Shooting Deaths Found Dead in Metro Jail

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The suspect in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men during an eastern Louisville neighborhood homeowners' association meeting committed suicide Saturday in his jail cell, Louisville Metro officials said.

Mahmoud Y. Hindi was found hanged using bed sheets Saturday about 10 minutes after Metro Corrections staff saw him praying in his cell, according to a news release from Metro government. CPR was performed and he was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Local News
11:09 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Byline Today: McConnell and the Deal Ending the Shutdown, Science Standards Developments and More

This week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was criticized in the deal that ended the federal government shutdown, Rep. John Lewis stopped by the WFPL studios and there were developments in Kentucky's adoption of new science standards. We'll discuss these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Chane Behanan Suspended Indefinitely

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The Louisville Cardinals' defense of the men's basketball national championship will begin without a star of last season's Final Four.

Junior forward Chane  Behanan is suspended indefinitely for a violation of team and university rules, Coach Rick Pitino announced on Thursday.

Behanan may return to the team, but Pitino said it isn't "probable."

The junior forward was presented a plan in the last week that could restore him to the team—but he's already violated it, Pitino said.

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Local News
9:17 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Map: Where Homicides Happened in Louisville to Date

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Louisville has seen fewer homicides three-quarters of the way through 2013 than it had during the same time period in 2012.

So far, 42 people have been the victims of homicide in Louisville Metro Police's jurisdiction. Last year, the number was 50 people. 

Here's a map of where homicides have happened in Louisville to date:

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Local News
4:53 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

WFPL's Phillip Bailey and Laura Ellis Get National Recognition

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Monday night in New York City, WFPL—specifically, reporter Phillip Bailey and producer Laura Ellis—will be nationally recognized with the  Radio Television Digital News Association's Unity Award. 

The award will be handed out during the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards, presented to the best in broadcasting. This specific recognition is for coverage of diversity issues—other Unity Award winners this year include ESPN and The Boston Globe.

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Local News
10:00 am
Sun October 13, 2013

What We're Reading | 10.13.13

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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
6:46 am
Sun October 13, 2013

A Kentuckian (Who You Maybe Never Have Heard of) Owns the Fourth Most Land in the U.S.

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A low-key Kentuckian is among the nation's top landowners.

That's the word from The Land Report, a magazine for and about people who, well, own land.

The Land Report has recently ranked the "100 Largest Landowners in the U.S."—that is, the 100 people who own the most land in the nation.

No. 4 on the list is Brad Kelley. 

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Local News
11:18 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Byline Today | Controversy Over the Shanklin Removal Trial, License Plate Tracking and More

Things that happened this week: controversy brews again from this summer's removal trial of Louisville Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, a suburban Louisville police officer says he was fired because he's gay and a conversation with graphic designer Chip Kidd. 

We'll discuss these and more on Byline today.

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Local News
10:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Breakdown of How Louisville Fairness Cases Fare Once Filed

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Yesterday, a former Audubon Park Police sergeant discussed a Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission finding that the suburban city department had improperly fired him because he'd complained about harassment stemming from the fact that he's gay.

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