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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Arts and Humanities
12:42 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence to WFPL: Louisville 'Only Thing I'll Ever Identify as Home'

Jennifer Lawrence in "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Credit Lionsgate

Since early 2010, Jennifer Lawrence's Hollywood career has been on a steep incline—from emerging indie film actress to Blockbuster star to Academy Award winner.

What's next?

“I think slow down," Lawrence said. "I can’t think of anything career-wise. I mean, one day, I’d like to direct. I've always wanted to direct.

“Really, the only thing I’m thinking of life-wise right now is just kind of slowing down and buying a house and making a home and having a little less attention.”

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Local News
6:50 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Fans Flock to Tinseltown for Early Showing of 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Karen Lawrence, left, posing with fans in front of a Jennifer Lawrence poster at Tinseltown.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Fans of the "Hunter Games" franchise—and/or the film's star, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence—lined up inside the Tinseltown cineplex in the East End on Wednesday night to view an early showing (for charity) of the latest installment in the movie series.

"Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is out officially on Friday, though showing are set to begin in Louisville Thursday evening. The film stars Lawrence as an unwilling warrior living in a dystopian future. The first installment released last year grossed $408 million domestically.

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Food & Drink Week
7:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Louisville's Chef Edward Lee Plays Catch Up in Celebrating (and Cooking on) Thanksgiving

Edward Lee
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

This is the first story in WFPL's Food & Drink Week. We'll be exploring dining and libations in the Louisville area ahead of Thanksgiving. You'll find new stories here everyday for the next week.

For Thanksgiving cooks, nostalgia can be like the blackened crust burnt onto a pan over years—the same dishes every year, for the sake of tradition.

That's not a problem for Edward Lee, the world-famous chef at Louisville's 610 Magnolia who has appeared on Top Chef, Iron Chef America and more.

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Local News
6:52 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in No Rush to Replace Animal Services Director

Credit Metro Animal Services

Louisville Metro Animal Services has gone six months without a permanent director, but Mayor Greg Fischer isn’t in a rush to fill the post.

Since Justin Scally left in May, Animal Services has been led by Margaret Brosko and Donald Robinson.

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Local News
11:24 am
Sun November 17, 2013

What We're Reading | 11.17.13

Credit The Bartitsu Socieity (www.bartitsu.org)

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
8:00 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Fall Tornadoes Happen in the Louisville Area More Frequently Than You Might Think

Credit National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

The Louisville area is in for a stormy Sunday—and, under the right circumstances, damaging winds and even an isolated tornado are possible. 

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Education
7:10 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Which JCPS Elementary Cluster Schools Were Parents' No. 1 Choice Last Year?

Jackson Winburn arranges puzzle pieces on his first day back.
Credit Amber Sigman for WFPL News

Last week, we looked at Jefferson County Public Schools' process for assigning kindergartners to elementary schools. 

Elementary school assignments are guided by several factors, including the district's diversity standards and the will of each set of parents. Parents can begin expressing their will on Monday, when the application process for the kindergartners of the 2014-15 school year begins.

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Local News
11:38 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Byline Today: Archbishop Kurtz Gets a High-Profile Post, Walmart Deal is In the Works and More

A deal is in the works to bring Walmart to the vacant Phillip Morris site, Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz get a high-profile post and we take a look at the Jefferson County Public Schools student assignment system. These stories and more will be discussed today on Byline.

WFPL's Phillip Bailey reported that Walmart may come to Broadway and Dixie Highway. He'll discuss this story and more.

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Education
9:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Test Scores Vary Widely Among the 13 JCPS Elementary School Clusters

Jazlyn Caldwell, 5, plays with puzzle blocks this August on her first day of kindergarten at Shelby Elementary.
Credit Amber Sigman for WFPL News

A school bus pulls into the Meyzeek Middle School parking lot Thursday afternoon. Instead of carrying students, inside are computers and printers and Internet.

Jefferson County Public Schools' mobile bus program helps the district reach parents who haven’t registered or enrolled their child—and who may never even apply for elementary schools when the application period opens on Monday. 

Last year, JCPS had roughly 2,000 new kindergarten students whose parents didn't apply during the application period—out of about 7,500 new students. 

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Education
2:13 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

The Key to JCPS' Elementary School Choice? Parent Involvement in the Process.

Christina Bush, assists kindergartner Jazlyn Caldwell, age 5.
Credit Amber Sigman

This is the first of a two part series. On Friday, we'll look at how Jefferson County Public Schools elementary clusters compare and what's being done to improve parent engagement in school choice.

The application process for Jefferson County public elementary schools begins Monday, bringing another batch of incoming kindergartners' parents to confront the choice of schools.

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