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
9:56 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Louisville Protesters to Ask U.S. to 'Restore the Fourth'

A group plans to protest at noon Thursday at Metro Hall in downtown Louisville against the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs.

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Politics
9:00 am
Thu July 4, 2013

A Political Career May Still be in Heather French Henry's Future

Heather French Henry
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Heather French Henry may enter politics one day, but not now.

And, if she does, it could be at the state, federal or local level.

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Politics
4:29 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Mitch McConnell Touts His Experience, Influence Compared to Alison Lundergan Grimes

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From Mitch McConnell's perspective, the 2014 race for his U.S. Senate seat comes down to in large part to his influence and many years of experience in Washington, D.C.

McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, spoke to reporters on Wednesday after a groundbreaking for the final phase of the Parklands of Floyds Fork project in southeastern Jefferson County. He addressed the entry on Monday into the senate race of Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's Secretary of State.

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Local News
2:38 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Final Construction Phase Begins for Parklands of Floyds Fork

Rendering of what the Parklands of Floyds Fork will look like.
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Work is underway to incorporate 2,400 acres in southeastern Jefferson County into the Parklands of Floyds Fork project along the Floyds Fork watershed.

The start of the fourth and final phase was commemorated Wednesday by the project’s developer, 21st Century Parks and by several Louisville leaders, including Mayor Greg Fischer and Humana founder David Jones Sr., who helped launch and raise money for  the project.

The final phase focuses on Turkey Run and Broad Run parks.

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Local News
12:06 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Baylor's Kim Mulkey Suspended 1 Game Following Comments on Upset Loss to Louisville Cardinals

Kim Mulkey
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Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey will be suspended for a post-season game in the future because of comments she made following the Lady Bears' loss to the Louisville Cardinals in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

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Local News
6:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Kentucky Improves Website to Look Up Prison Inmates

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The Kentucky Department of Corrections has enhanced the website where people can look up the status of inmates in the state's prison system. It's providing a lot more details.

The old website gave basic information (which I was familiar with in my former life covering public safety)—the basics like the offense for which an inmate was serving, the length of the sentence and a photo (maybe). 

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Local News
8:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Labor Agreement Between JCPS and JCTA Released

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The agreement reached in June between Jefferson County Public Schools and the Jefferson County Teachers Association on a new labor contract has been released publicly.

You can read it here.

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Local News
8:41 am
Sun June 30, 2013

What We're Reading | 6.30.13

James Gandolfini
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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
7:01 am
Sun June 30, 2013

Kentucky Child Care Subsidy Lacks Stability Even After Deep Cuts Start on Monday

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Drastic cuts to a Kentucky program that offers financial assistance for child care costs to low-income working families go into effect Monday with little hope of full restoration anytime soon.

In fact, the state official whose agency administers the subsidy said it's still not exactly stable—that's because the program is based on projections that could change if demand is higher than expected among those who still qualify. Plus, the program depends on state and federal budgets—each of which can fluctuate in the future.

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Local News
10:44 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Byline Today: The Same-Sex Marriage Rulings, Kentucky Kingdom and Hoops

The deal to reopen Kentucky Kingdom is finalized, the Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage and—a day after the NBA draft—a look at how two tweaks to the game revolutionized sports. Those stories and more will be discussed today on Byline.

First up, we'll look at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 and how it will affect Kentucky. 

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