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. | Twitter


Local News
7:45 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Controversial Coach Bobby Petrino's Return to Kentucky

Bobby Petrino and Western Kentucky athletics director Todd Stewart
Credit Clinton Lewis/Western Kentucky University

Jeff Brohm was a star quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals in the ’90s.

These days, he’s the assistant head coach at a school a couple of hours south in Bowling Green—at Western Kentucky University.

And he sees similarities between UofL then and WKU now.

“When I was there, we had a well-known coach who had success winning Super Bowls and national championships in Coach Schnellenberger and a program that, you know, a little bit before I got there almost shut down," Brohm said.

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Local News
4:16 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Study: Ohio River Bridges Project Tolls Should Range From $1 to $12

The planned downtown bridge.
Credit Doe-Anderson

The Ohio River Bridges Project can be financially supported through a toll costs ranging from $1 for frequent drivers to $12 for heavy trucks plus fees, said a study released Friday.

There are hitches—the study assumes a 2.5-percent rate annual rate increase. 

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Local News
11:36 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Kentucky State Fair Attendance Increases 2.6 Percent

The 2013 Kentucky State Fair
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

The just-concluded Kentucky State Fair drew 615,648 paid patrons this year—a 2.6-percent increase from 2012.

It's the largest number of attendees since 621,795 turned out in 2009.

“Certainly the weather had a lot to do with it. After all this is not your typical August weather. We had cool mornings, we had very low humidity, very little rain," said Amanda Storment, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky State Fair Board.

Attendance increased on both weekends, fair officials said. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:37 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Five Movies to Get You in the Mood for Louisville Zombie Attack

The Louisville Zombie Attack is lurching around the corner. 

Suppose you are interested in dressing up as the undead and walking Thursday night in the Zombie Attack—or you are interested in watching, or you at least enjoy scary movies.

For you, here's a list of five movies to inspire you. The list and comments come from Lyndi Lou, the Louisville tattoo artist and co-founder of the Louisville Zombie Attack.

“Night of the Living Dead”/”Dawn of the Dead”/”Day of the Dead”

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Local News
3:31 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Rep. Tom Riner Calls for Rep. John Arnold's Resignation From Kentucky General Assembly

John A. Arnold Jr.
Credit Jonathan Meador/WFPL News

State Rep. Tom Riner is calling for the resignation of his House colleague John A. Arnold Jr., who is facing sexual harassment allegations from three separate Statehouse employees.

Riner told WFPL on Monday that Arnold's resignation would spare the three accusers from the process that follows the complaints they've recently filed in the state Legislative Ethics Commission.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun August 25, 2013

What We're Reading | 8.25.13

The Apollo 11 astronauts.
Credit NASA

Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

Gabe Bullard: I can't think of any better way to convince you to read this story about the musician Harry Nilsson than posting this quote:

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Local News
3:02 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

University of Louisville Blasts Planned Collaboration Between Children's Hospitals

Credit Google Maps

The University of Louisville is blasting a plan for Kosair Children's Hospital and the Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington to "join forces."

Kosair Children's—run by Norton Healthcare—and the UK HealthCare-operated Kentucky Children's Hospital announced late Thursday that their leaders had signed a letter of intent to be jointly operated but remain independent through a new collaboration.

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Local News
12:04 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Byline Today: Sexual Harassment Claims Against State Legislator, Coal's Effects on Health and More


On Byline today, we'll be talking about the sexual harassment allegations against a veteran Kentucky state legislator, coal's effects on health and more.

WFPL and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting broke the story about ethics complaint filed last week against state Rep. John A. Arnold Jr., a Democrat from Sturgis. Jonathan Meador and Phillip M. Bailey will discuss the latest with the now three allegations against Arnold.

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4:50 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Join Push for Kentucky Charter Schools

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

A new push for Kentucky to have charter schools launched on Thursday with political leaders proclaiming their affinity for that particular type of school choice.

Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell sat on a panel with leaders from the national charter school advocates and others. The discussion was hosted by the Kentucky Charter Schools Association, which was recently created and is led by former Louisville mayoral candidate Hal Heiner. 

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Local News
6:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer on WFPL Thursday for a News Special

Mayor Greg Fischer
Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will join WFPL on Thursday for an hour-long news special.

Fischer will be asked about possible changes to the Metro Council members' discretionary spending, the Vision Louisville project, professional sports and more. He'll also discuss his bid for re-election in 2014.

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