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
4:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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On Wednesday, Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware spoke at news conference attended by every local media outlet and several national news outlets. They all were curious about Ware's right leg, which he broke in Sunday's Elite Eight game before a national televised audience.

Ware's injury was the news peg used by many writers to discuss how the NCAA treats its athletes. Among those was David Sirota, who wrote in Salon.com:

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Local News
4:49 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Extra Police Planned for Final Four Revelry if the Louisville Cardinals Win

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Louisville authorities plan to have 200 officers ready to mobilize should the Louisville Cardinals win in the Final Four on Saturday and the national championship on Monday.

The plan focuses on the University of Louisville campus, Bardstown Road /Baxter Avenue corridor, Fourth Street Live and western portions of Broadway.

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Local News
11:30 am
Thu April 4, 2013

News Special Today on the NCAA's Treatment of College Athletes

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Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware's injury during Sunday's Elite Eight game sparked several articles looking at how college athletes are treated, raising questions about healthcare and the ever-present issue of whether they should be paid.

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Local News
6:27 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Traffic Restrictions Planned for Possible Final Four Celebrations

Police plan to institute no stopping or parking restrictions on streets near the University of Louisville and west Louisville on Sunday and possibly Monday because of the potential for celebrations after the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team's Final Four game(s), Metro Police said.

No parking or stopping restrictions will be in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday on:

Third Street from Bloom to Eastern Parkway and Cardinal to Brandeis

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Local News
5:10 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware: 'Our Goals are Still the Same'

Kevin Ware and his mother, Lisa Junior.
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Days after he broke his leg on a nationally televised Elite Eight game, Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware said his focus is on seeing his team head to the Final Four—and win a national title.

Ware also described what happened with 6:33 to go in the first half of Sunday's game against the Duke Blue Devils as he was sprawled on the court.

He'd been through a similar play when Louisville played Duke earlier in the season. But this time, Ware said, he landed the wrong way.

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Local News
6:55 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Road to the Final Four and Beyond, by the Numbers

Rick Pitino
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The consensus going to the NCAA Tournament was that the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team had the toughest road to the Final Four, despite being the overall No. 1 seed.

The NCAA Tournament selection committee explained that regions take precedent when creating brackets—and Louisville didn't have far to travel with games in Lexington and Indianapolis.

After the Cardinals won a spot in the Final Four, Coach Rick Pitino said:

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Local News
11:21 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Earn a Spot in the Women's Final Four

The Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team pulled another upset Tuesday night to earn a spot in the Final Four.

U of L topped the Tennessee Lady Vols 86-78 in Oklahoma City.

In winning, the No. 5 seed Cardinals beat a better-seeded team for the third straight game—No. 4 seed Purdue, No. 1 seed Baylor and the second-seeded Tennessee.

Shoni Schimmel led the Cardinals with 24 points.

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Local News
3:33 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Seek to Take Down Powerhouse No. 2 in Women's NCAA Tournament

Jeff Walz
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The Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team seeks its second Final Four appearance in program history tonight against longtime powerhouse Tennessee.

The fifth-seeded Cardinals have some experience taking down the marquee names of the women’s game. They’re coming off an upset victory over the defending national champion Baylor Lady Bears, the top-ranked team in the nation.

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Arts and Humanities
11:14 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Garrison Keillor, Houndmouth (and More) to Perform This Summer at Iroquois Amphitheater

Iroquois Amphitheater
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The 2013 performances at the Iroquois Amphitheater kick off on April 26 with Louisville area-based rock band Houndmouth and includes Garrison Keillor and the Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour, Gregg Allman and former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell.

Tickets information for some of these events are here.

The Iroquois Amphitheater is celebrating its 75th season, and Metro Louisville is also announcing a program where patrons can "sponsor a seat." In a news release, the city says:

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Local News
10:00 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Kentucky Wildcats Lose to UConn in Elite Eight

The Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team was lost their bid Monday for their first Final Four appearance.

The No. 2 seed Wildcats lost 83-53 to the UConn Huskies in Bridgeport, Conn., ending UK’s most successful season in history with a 30-6 record and a second-place regular season finish in the Southeastern Conference.

It’s the second straight year UK lost to UConn in the Elite Eight.

A'dia Mathies led the Wildcats with 14 points.

UConn will play the winner of Tuesday’s game between Duke and Notre Dame.

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