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
7:49 am
Sat May 31, 2014

JCPS Is Investigating Male High School's Principal

Male High School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Jefferson County Public Schools launched an investigation Friday into Male High School Principal David Mike's "professional behavior"  and allegations of "improper practices at the school," a district spokesman said in an e-mail.

The investigation was launched by the assistant superintendent  who oversees Male, Paige Hartstern, following multiple complaints, JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey said.

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Local News
3:51 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Map: Where Car vs. Bike Accidents Have Happened in Louisville This Year

Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

The streets of Louisville on Friday will have many more of what city leaders have been pushing for: bicyclists.

For Bike to Work Day, Louisvillians are encouraged to, well, commute by bike. Five "Meet and Ride" spots have been set up throughout the area for people who'd rather ride in packs.

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Local News
6:49 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Chart: Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District's Rate Increases Since 2005

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The Metropolitan Sewer District will increase its rate by 5.5 percent.

The "typical" residential sewer bill each month will increase $2.02 and the drainage fee will increase by 40 cents. For those typical residents, the rate increase makes the monthly bill $44.58 based on 5,000 gallons of water consumption.

It's a decrease from last year's 5.8 percent and the 6.5 percent levied from 2009 to 2012. Here's how MSD has increased its rates since 2005:

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Local News
4:26 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Interactive Timeline: Kentucky Kingdom's Reopening

The front entrance to Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay waits to greet patrons after closing in 2009.
Credit Photos by Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

Kentucky Kingdom opens  at 11 a.m. Saturday—it'll be the first time the public will be inside the amusement park since 2009.

The amusement park's updates include a new rollercoaster and a doubling of the water park, Hurricane Bay.

Since Six Flags left Louisville, the efforts to to reopen the amusement park on the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center grounds has suffered its starts and goes. 

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Politics
10:38 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: Results For Louisville Races

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Here are the full results of the 2014 primary for offices in Louisville. All the data is provided by the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.

To see our full coverage of stories from Tuesday's primary, go here. 

You can see the full document here.

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Local News
7:19 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: How Louisville Metro Council Races Are Shaping Up

City Hall
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The first results from the 2014 primary election are in and we have a pretty clear picture of what most Louisville Metro Council races will be in November.

Districts 1 and 9 are expected to be quite competitive Tuesday night. We'll have updates on those races as the evening progresses. And we'll update this story with results from other competitive Metro Council races in this story.

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Local News
2:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky

Voters at Jeffersontown High School in 2012.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Today, Kentuckians choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, state legislature, and a host of local offices.

The victors in some of today's primaries are a foregone conclusion, perhaps. But other races—Louisville Metro Council District 9, for example—are quite competitive. Still, state election officials expect less than 30 percent of registered voters to show up to the polls.

Could anything be done to improve those numbers?

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Local News
9:32 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Indiana Side of Big Four Bridge Is Opening This Afternoon

The Big Four Bridge opening in 2013.
Credit Laura Valentine/WFPL News

  Louisville and Jeffersonville's mayors are reopening the long-awaited  Big Four Bridge at 2 p.m. today.

The public is invited to gather at either side of the pedestrian bridge.

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Local News
7:29 am
Sun May 18, 2014

Charts: Kentucky State Funding to Colleges Since 1999

The clocktower at the University of Louisville's Belknap campus.
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Earlier this month, we presented a chart showing tuition increases at Kentucky state colleges since 1980. It led to a good deal of attention because, well, tuition had increased substantially since the Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. Administration.

Some wondered also about  the state legislature's funding provided to state universities and colleges. Here's what that looks  from 1999 to the current academic year:

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Local News
6:44 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

California Chrome Wins the Preakness Stakes

California Chrome earlier this year.
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California Chrome has taken another step toward becoming the first Triple Crown winner since 1978's Affirmed.

The Kentucky Derby winner outran nine other contenders Saturday to take the 139th Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course. California Chrome, a heavy favorite, was followed by Ride on Curlin and Social Inclusion.

California Chrome is the 13th horse since Affirmed to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown. The last Triple Crown contender after two races was I'll Have Another, who dropped out of the 2012 Belmont Stakes with an injury.

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