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
3:14 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Audubon Park Improperly Fired a Police Sergeant Who Complained About Gay Slurs, Commission Says

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A suburban Louisville police department  improperly fired a police sergeant after he complained about derogatory statements made by his supervisor about his being gay, the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission said in finding presented to attorneys.

Former Audubon Park Police Sgt. Kile Nave claims that his supervisor, Ronald W. Jones, repeatedly made disparaging remarks about  Nave's sexual orientation from the time he joined Audubon Park Police in 2009 to his firing in August 2012. 

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Local News
6:49 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Three Months After Cuts, Nearly 19 Percent Fewer Kids Using Kentucky's Child Care Subsidy

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Kentucky's child care subsidy program for low-income working families has 18.6 percent fewer children participants than a year ago.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun October 6, 2013

What We're Reading | 10.6.13

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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
10:28 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Louisville for Sunday Morning

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Louisville is under a flash flood warning early Sunday after torrential rain fell on the city.

The flash flood warning is in effect until 2 a.m.the National Weather Service said.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

St. James Court Art Show Ends Prematurely

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The St. James Court Art Show—which last year drew more than 200,000 people over three days—ends prematurely at 5 p.m. Saturday, organizers announced on the fair's Facebook page.

The fair won't open at all on Sunday, the announcement said.

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Local News
3:23 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice: Courthouse Employees are Underpaid

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Kentucky court employees earn less money than state workers who do similar jobs in other branches of government—and state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton wants the General Assembly to do something about it.

The state's court system ability to attract and keep employees is hurt by the lower wages, Minton said in his annual State of the Judiciary address, this year given in Hopkinsville. Often, the Kentucky circuit, civil and other courts will hire and train employees only to have them leave for better paying jobs in other state entities or at private businesses.

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Local News
12:38 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Rick Pitino Gets Two Words in Before Boston Sports Radio Hosts Hang Up

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So Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has a new book out, "The One-Day Contract," and he's been making the media rounds to promote it.

He calls in Thursday to the Boston sports radio show "Toucher & Rich," hosted by Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb. The exchange goes like this:

Toucher : "We are joined by Rick Pitino, former coach of the Celtics, current coach of the Louisville Cardinals who won the national championship. Rick Pitino, hello."

Pitino: "Morning, guys."

Toucher : "You stink. You ruined the Celtics."

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Local News
6:34 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Greater Louisville Inc.'s CEO Addresses Layoffs in Open Letter

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Greater Louisville Inc. is characterizing recent staff reductions as re-focusing on the organization's priorities—"economic development and outstanding member services"—and "not just a cost-cutting measure."

In an open letter, GLI CEO Craig Richard said the cuts—eight staff positions, not including a pair of recent resignations—wouldn't directly harm the organization's teams focused on economic development work for Louisville. He's also instituted a hiring freeze, a travel freeze, a "stringent" expense approval process and other measures.

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Local News
6:37 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Kentucky's Online Health Insurance Exchange Gets 2,902 Completed Applications on Day 1

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Into its first evening Tuesday, 2,902 Kentuckians had completed applications through the state's online health insurance exchange and 4,691 applications were started, Gov. Steve Beshear said via Twitter.

Also, 35 small business owners (businesses with 25 or fewer employees can get tax credits) had begun the application process, the governor Tweeted. By 7 p.m., about 78,000 people had logged onto the online health insurance exchange, called kynect. 

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Local News
9:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Jimmy Carter and Others to Receive Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award in Louisville

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Former President Jimmy Carter and singer Christina Aguilera will be among the first recipients of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.

The awards will be handed out  Thursday evening at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville. 

Carter will be recognized with the Muhammad Ali Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts in humanitarian rights. Others include singer Christina Aguilera, who’ll receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award for her efforts to end world hunger.

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