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
4:50 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Forecastle Festival Met Attendance Expectations

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As organizers predicted, the Forecastle Festival drew in the ballpark of 65,000 attendees through three days at Louisville's Waterfront Park.

Now, the organizers' plan is to take a few weeks off and begin planning a 2014 Forecastle Festival sometime in August.

“We take a couple weeks off to decompress,” said Holly Weyler, spokeswoman for Forecastle.

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Local News
10:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

What We're Reading | 7.14.13

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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
12:45 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Rand Paul Leading Potential Republican Rivals in Iowa and New Hampshire

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is leading the field of prospective 2016 Republican candidates for president in two key primary states, a new poll says.

The latest Public Policy Polling results state that Paul has support from 18 percent of Iowans—four percentage points over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in third with 11 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was fourth with 1o percent.

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Local News
11:19 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Byline Today | 'Southern Avenger' Controversy, Kentucky's Dropout Age Increases and More

Topics up for discussion on Byline today: A Louisvillian is nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, a Rand Paul adviser's past as a neo-Confederate advocate comes to light and a controversy at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.

Jack Hunter, a staffer for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, is under scrutiny for having once belonged to a group that wanted Southern secession and worked as a radio shock jock known as the "Southern Avenger." WFPL's Phillip Bailey will discuss the situation.

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Local News
11:02 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Things to Know if You're Going to Forecastle

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The Forecastle Festival is expecting a record crowd this weekend.

On the presumption that some of the hoped-for 65,000-plus fest-goers have questions, here are some tips for navigating (sorry) the music, art and activism festival at Waterfront Park.

First off, gates open at Waterfront Park at 3:45 p.m. today, 1:15 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Local News
4:47 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Lexington Hires Architect to Renovate Rupp Arena

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Lexington officials now have architectural and construction firms in place for a large-scale renovation of Rupp Arena, the home of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team.

What’s missing is financing.

Leaders from the city and the Lexington Center Corporation overseeing the project announced Wednesday that the firm NBBJ would design the new building and Hunt Construction would do the construction work.

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Local News
4:23 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Louisville Meeting Spawns Boy Scouts-Like Group After Gay Members Decision

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A conservative activist is following through with his promise to create an alternative youth organization to the Boy Scouts of America, following  the Scouts' decision to allow for openly gay members.

The yet-to-be-named organization was formed from a private meeting held last month in Louisville. It's leaders announced its forming on Tuesday.

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Can Dialect Maps Tell if Kentucky is More Southern or Midwestern?

Louisville's geographic location has always led to that question of whether it's a Southern city or a Midwestern city. 

A series of interactive maps looking at dialects shows that it's both.

Joshua Katz, a doctoral student at North Carolina State University, created the maps using survey data from Cambridge University linguist Bert Vaux. 

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Local News
7:02 am
Sun July 7, 2013

What We're Reading | 7.7.13

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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
7:00 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Kentucky Child Care Subsidy Cuts Will Cost Jobs, Options in Louisville

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Richard Morris owns a dozen child care centers around Louisville.

He expects he'll have to eventually close them all because of recently enacted cuts to a Kentucky financial assistance program for low-income families to cover child care costs.

The cuts may gradually cost more than a thousand day care workers their jobs in Louisville and force many day care centers to close, advocates warn.

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