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
5:31 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Louisville Group Tasked With Bolstering Bourbon, Food Tourism in City

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Mayor Greg Fischer has formed a work group charged with finding ways to promote Louisville as a top destination for food and spirits.

The plan will include creating a downtown bourbon tourism center for people to catch buses to visit distilleries throughout Kentucky. The idea is, in part, to make the city the "gateway of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail," which drew 509,292 visitors in 2012.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun December 1, 2013

What We're Reading | 12.1.13

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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
7:00 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Texting While Driving Now Costs 3 Points Against a Kentucky Driver's License

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Texting while driving can now cost Kentucky drivers three points against their license.

In August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that he’d enacted emergency regulations adding the new penalty.

The regulations went into effect in November after a legislative committee gave no objections, Transportation Cabinet spokesman Ryan Watts says.

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Local News
4:00 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Safe Kids Louisville Urges Parents to Buy Age-Appropriate Toys This Holiday

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Safe Kids Louisville is urging people to shop wisely for small kids this holiday season.

In 2012, emergency rooms saw an estimated 265,000 toy-related injuries, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Most of the injuries involved children 12 and younger.

Erika Janes, coordinator of Safe Kids Louisville, says parents should be sure that toys and games are meant for each child’s age group.

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Food & Drink Week
7:05 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Cheyenne Mize's Thanksgiving: Low-Key Dishes, Homegrown Vegetables

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On Thanksgiving day, Cheyenne Mize will be with her mother, stepfather and stepbrothers in Louisville. It'll be a scene that plays out in homes throughout the city—and the nation—with good autumn food. Her stepfather is a traditional type when it comes to Thanksgiving dishes.

"My mom does them all really well, so we’re all fine with that," said Mize, who'll share a bill Sunday at Headliners Music Hall with Seluah.

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Food & Drink Week
5:45 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Damaris Phillips' Thanksgiving: Lots of Family and a Casserole

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On Thanksgiving day, Damaris Phillips will gather at her aunt's Louisville home with her family—four siblings, aunts, uncles and more. Maybe 40 people. Maybe more.

And they all cook. And they're all good at it, she said.

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Food & Drink Week
11:51 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence's Favorite Thanksgiving Dish

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Thanksgiving with the whole family can be difficult to arrange when loved ones don’t all live in the same place.

But what happens when one of those loved ones is an Academy Award-winning actress in high demand in Hollywood?

That’s the experience for Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence and her family. As part of our Food & Drink week, I asked Lawrence and her mother about their holiday plans.

“I’m going on vacation and I’m going to miss Thanksgiving by like one day, which I’m fine with that," Lawrence told me last week. "Leftovers are always better cold anyway.”

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Local News
12:34 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

What We're Reading | 11.24.13

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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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Food & Drink Week
7:50 am
Sun November 24, 2013

Why and How We Might Eat Local for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving day will send cooks to kitchens and eaters to table across Louisville and the rest of the U.S. For Richard McCarthy, it's a good reason to not just eat the food, but to think about where each ingredient and dish comes from and what it means to us personally.

McCarthy is the executive director of Slow Food USA, a national network  that supports, in their words, "good, clean and fair food for all." He was recently in Louisville and stopped by the WFPL studio. We talked about why and how Thanksgiving cooks can use local foods in their dishes.

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Food & Drink Week
7:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Greg Fischer's Thanksgiving: Family, Community Service and Bourbon-Infused Turkey

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When Thanksgiving rolls around, Mayor Greg Fischer spends part of his day at his grill with the turkey.

It's his specialty, he said, a "rotisserized turkey with a orange juice, bourbon baste underneath of the turkey.

"As the fumes waft into the turkey," he added, "infusing it with a slight Kentucky bourbon taste, it could possibly be the world's best turkey."

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