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
8:00 am
Sun May 19, 2013

What We're Reading | 5.19.13

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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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Business
6:00 am
Sat May 18, 2013

What Do Credit Card Swipes Tell About Downtown Louisville?

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A presentation given to Louisville business leaders on Friday asked the question: What useful information can be determined through credit card swipes?

The apparent answer is: Plenty.

Data analysts from JP Morgan Chase gathered information through 2012 on how their credit card holders spent money in the 40202 zip code—downtown Louisville, essentially. The analysts said the numbers can be used as a sample of how people are spending money downtown, a longtime focus for development for city officials.

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Local News
12:01 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Byline Today: The Latest on the IRS-Tea Party Affair, the Preakness and More

The latest on the IRS'  targeting of Tea Party groups for extra reviews, the Louisville Metro Animal Services director leaves after less than two years on the job, Kentucky Derby winner Orb vies for a Preakness Stakes win and much, much more—today on Byline.

WFPL's Phillip M. Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston will give the IRS/Tea Party situation.

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Local News
9:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Louisville Spotlighted All Week in National Journal and Atlantic's 'Next Economy Project'

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Louisville is being singled out this week by two national magazine in a project meant, in large part, to spotlight economic innovation being undertaken throughout the U.S. 

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Local News
6:33 am
Thu May 16, 2013

As Parkland Shooting Anniversary Approaches, 14 Homicides in Louisville So Far in 2013

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Tomorrow marks a dreary anniversary in Louisville.

On the afternoon of May 17, 2012, two men—Craig Bland Jr., 22, and Tyson Mimms, 24—died in a fatal shootout in the Parkland neighborhood. As multiple police officers investigated on the 1000 block of South 32nd St., a second brazen shooting happened yards away. Makeba Lee, 24, died. The woman now accused of murdering her, Cheetara Goldsmith, was shot by a Louisville Metro Police officer.

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Local News
11:10 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Courier-Journal Publisher Wesley Jackson on the Newspaper's Digital Present, Future

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Wesley Jackson has been publisher of The Courier-Journal for 13 months. 

In that time, several veteran newsroom staffers left with buyouts and the newspaper has launched a digital strategy paired with a move to paid subscriptions for a website that for years had been free.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Listen | Panel in Louisville to Explore Status of U.S.-Korean Relations

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With enduring tensions between North and South Korea, the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korea Economic Institute will host a panel discussion Wednesday in Louisville on U.S.-Korea relations.

The panelists will be:

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Local News
2:39 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Louisville Animal Services Director Justin Scally Resigns for Job in Washington, D.C.

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Update: Justin Scally says he's leaving Louisville Metro Animal Services in better shape than when he took over the struggling agency in August 2011.

Speaking to reporters Monday, Scally pointed to improvements at the city department's Manslick Road shelter, increases in the city's live release rate, decreases in the euthanasia rate and upgrades and standardization to the department's procedures as signs of success.

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Local News
12:58 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Renamed for J. Blaine Hudson, Saturday Academy on African-American Issues Comes Back

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For most of the past two decades, African-American history and issues were the focus of a regular series of free Saturday classes in Louisville. The driving force of the Saturday Academy was J. Blaine Hudson, the longtime University of Louisville professor who died in January.

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Arts and Humanities
6:44 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Shoes From Jennifer Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey, Pope Emeritus Benedict on Display at Ali Center

Shoes from Nelson Mandela and Laila Ali
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Oprah Winfrey once explained this way her outlook on life after rising from a difficult childhood to a status of wealth and influence:

"Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am," she said in her magazine. "My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes."

Which brings the (maybe not obvious) question: What do those shoes look like?

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