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
4:14 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Poll: 70 Percent of American Voters Support Early Childhood Education Expansion

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Seventy percent of American voters support efforts to expand early childhood development programs, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The non-partisan First Five Years Fund released results were released Wednesday. It found that 60 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of independents and 84 percent of Democrats want expansion of programs that prepare children for Kindergarten.

They were responding to this:

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Local News
12:49 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Favorites to Win First American Athletic Conference Football Title

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The Louisville Cardinals are the favorites to win the first ever American Athletic Conference football championship, according to a poll of media members at the conference's Media Day.

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Local News
2:46 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood's Second Highest-Paid Actress, Forbes Says

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
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Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence ranks No. 2 on Forbes' list of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses.

She's topped only by Angelina Jolie, who earned $33 million between July 2012 and June 2013.

Lawrence's income was reported as $26 million.

Forbes' Dorothy Pomerantz writes:

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun July 28, 2013

What We're Reading | 7.28.13

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
6:00 am
Sun July 28, 2013

Louisville Zombie Attack Tries Crowdfunding to Cover Rising Expenses

The 2012 Louisville Zombie Attack
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The Louisville Zombie Attack started in 2005 with a few dozen people.

Last year, an estimated 16,000 took part.

The costs of orchestrating a parade of people dressed (some cleverly!) as the undead have risen—and now the Louisville Zombie Attack's organizers are asking the public for help paying for it.

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Local News
4:27 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Louisville Couple Challenges Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Ban: 'Don't Want to Wait Another 20 Years'

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Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon met in 1982 while they were students at the University of Kentucky.

They were married 22 years later—in Canada. The men live in Louisville, however, and their marriage isn't recognized in Kentucky because of a statewide ban on same-sex marriage.

On Friday, Bourke and De Leon filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.

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Local News
11:29 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Byline Today: Matthew Bevin Challenges Mitch McConnell; Bridge Tolls are Discussed and More

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell gets a primary challenger, tolls for the Ohio River Bridges Project and, uh, "Jay" from the cult favorite movie "Clerks" will be on Byline today.

Louisville businessman Matthew Bevin is running in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat in 2014. WFPL's Phillip Bailey has been covering it and he'll join host Gabe Bullard—sitting in for Rick Howlett. Also, Tucker Ives from WNPR will discuss Bevin's business.

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Local News
5:35 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

New Louisville Water Co. President Discusses Possible Future Working With MSD

Jim Brammell
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The Louisville Water Company has selected a new leader as the utility continues its exploration of a possible merger with the Metropolitan Sewer District.

Jim Brammell was unanimously named the water company’s chief executive  on Thursday. His predecessor Greg Heitzman was appointed in May to lead the Metropolitan Sewer District.

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Local News
3:06 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Kentucky State Fair to Have a Free Parking Lot on Weekends (if You're Willing to Ride a Shuttle)

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In recent years, the Kentucky State Fair officials have witnessed issues with traffic congestion around the gates into the fairgrounds on the weekends.

They have a plan to address it during next month's fair—by spreading out the parking options.

This year, the Kentucky State Fair will have two new cheaper parking lots open on weekends in a bid to reduce traffic congestion around the fairgrounds.

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Arts and Humanities
6:49 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Fandom Festival to Bring William Shatner, Stan Lee and 'Walking Dead' Cast Members

William Shatner
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Here's your chance to see Khal Drogo, Merle Dixon and James T. Kirk up close.

Over the years, San Diego Comic-Con has spawned an annual pilgrimage for people obsessively interested in nerd culture. It's where filmmakers and television showrunners debut trailers and news for upcoming seasons and where celebrities come in close contact with fans.

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