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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Education
9:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Louisville's Mercy Academy Gets National Recognition for 'You're Not a Princess' Ads

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Noting feminist tones, national commentators are discussing an advertising campaign by Louisville's Mercy Academy that tells prospective students, bluntly, "You're Not a Princess."

The ads, created by the Louisville firm Doe-Anderson, include lines such as "be more than the fairest of them all" and "prepare for real life."

Mercy President Mike Johnson said the ads bolster a view—one that's not in dispute these days—that women can achieve anything.

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Local News
6:46 am
Wed November 13, 2013

New Lincoln MKC Will be Built at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant

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Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant will build the new Lincoln MKC, the company announced today.

Production on the small premium utility vehicle is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014.

No new jobs are planned for the production of the 2015 Lincoln MKC, but the vehicle is expected to add to the security of the plant.

Lisa Drake is the chief engineer for the Lincoln MKC.

The Lincoln MKC includes features such as a built in modem and something Lincoln is calling “approach detection.”

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Local News
2:50 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock to Dress for Louisville Cardinals' Next Game

Chane Behanan
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Two key players from the Louisville Cardinals' men's national championship team will dress to play in Tuesday's game against Hofsta.

Junior forward Chane Behanan will return from a suspension for violating team and universities rules. 

Senior forward Luke Hancock—the Most Outstanding Player from the 2013 Final Four—missed the Cardinals' season opener on Saturday because of an Achilles injury.

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Local News
9:54 am
Sun November 10, 2013

What We're Reading | 11.10.13

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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
11:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Byline Today: Rand Paul's Plagiarism Troubles, Hugh Haynie Exhibition and College Hoops

This week, Rand Paul addressed the plagiarism found in his speeches and writing, the Frazier History Museum prepared an exhibition showcasing the work of the late editorial cartoonist Hugh Haynie and the sports world's eyes turned toward the new college basketball season.

We'll talk about these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.

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Local News
9:04 am
Fri November 8, 2013

5 Years of Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats AP Poll Rankings, in 1 Chart

Louisville Cardinals fans celebrating the 2013 men's college basketball national championship.
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College basketball in Kentucky has been anything but boring the past five seasons. The Louisville Cardinals men's team won the national championship in April; the Kentucky Wildcats won it the season before.  Each has spent time ranked No. 1; each has at times left fans disappointed.

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Local News
5:06 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Map Shows Where TARC Buses Are in Louisville in Real Time

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In the past couple weeks, more talk than usual has focused on transportation in Louisville—the near future of TARC and the long-term future of getting around the city.

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Local News
3:48 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Louisville Wants Residents' Thoughts for New Long-Term Transportation Strategy

Traffic on Interstate 64.
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Louisville is creating a long-term transportation strategy that will be included in the state's six-year road plan—meaning the ideas would get funding.

The strategy, called MoveLouisville, will consider every aspect of how Louisvillians may get from one place to another—motor vehicles, bikes, feet, bus or even train.

The process to develop the strategy begins next week with a series of public  comment sessions to get ideas for what, exactly, residents want in a long-range transportation plan. 

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Heating Subsidy Program for Low-Income Louisvillians Starts Nov. 12

Snow in Louisville last year.
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Appointments begin Nov. 12 for low-income Louisvillians seeking help paying utility bills during the winter.

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Local News
12:01 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Bad Experiences Hurt Kids' Lives for Years. Kentucky Leads the U.S. in Them, Report Says

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A child's future can be thwarted for years afte enduring several negative family events—a divorce, substance abuse in the home, an incarcerated parent, said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, citing research.

And Kentucky has among the highest percentages of children who have had three or more of those adverse experiences in their homes, Brooks said.

He's speaking to data released this morning in the report Kids Count: The First Eight Years, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates.

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