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
2:39 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

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

Justin Scally
Credit U.S. Humane Society

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

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

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
Credit Ali Center

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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Local News
9:01 am
Sun May 12, 2013

What We're Reading | 5.12.13

Credit Fox

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
Thu May 9, 2013

Rick Pitino's Awesome Spring Continues With Maker's Mark Commemorative Bottle

Rick Pitino
Credit Creative Commons

Rick Pitino will be featured on a limited edition series of Maker's Mark bourbon bottles benefiting a University of Louisville academic project.

It's the latest honor for the Cardinals' men's basketball coach, who led the team to the 2013 national championship and will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September. (He was also introduced to body art recently.)

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Local News
5:00 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Diane Rehm to Take Part in WFPL Panel Discussion on Changes in the News Media

Diane Rehm
Credit NPR.org

The news media landscape is shifting in unprecedented ways—the decline of print, the rise of the Internet, the triumphs and pratfalls of instantaneous news dispense via broadcast and social media.

What is the state of the news in 2013? And where is it going?

Those questions and more will be explored later this month in a WFPL panel discussion on the changing landscape of the news media that will include NPR host Diane Rehm. 

The host of The Diane Rehm Show—which is heard by 2.4 million-plus listeners—will be joined by:

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Local News
12:26 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

NBA Supporter J. Bruce Miller Forges Ahead; Critic Calls on Louisville to Back Away

J. Bruce Miller
Credit Devin Katayama/WFPL

The release of a Greater Louisville Inc. study executive summary questioning the support for an NBA franchise among the city's corporations appears to be a hurdle for advocates of professional basketball in Louisville, but a longtime NBA supporter says he's undeterred—and that the prospects are far from dead.

For decades, Louisville attorney J. Bruce Miller has involved himself in the pursuit of an NBA franchise for Louisville. 

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Local News
11:17 am
Tue May 7, 2013

NBA Feasibility Study: Louisville's 'Lack of Corporate Depth' Hampers Pro Basketball Aspirations

Credit NBA/Creative Commons

Louisville lacks the corporate support for an NBA team that would likely be needed to attract  professional basketball to the city, said a study into the feasibility study commissioned by Greater Louisville Inc.

Those corporations would be called upon to lease suites at the KFC Yum! Center for NBA games—but the "lack of corporate depth" in Louisville means that those companies would each need to lease a greater share, the study said.

Louisville does has a strong potential fan base for the NBA, the study noted.

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Education
8:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kentucky High School Best in the U.S., Says Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Credit Wikipedia Commons

Newsweek and The Daily Beast have again set out to find the best high school in the United States, based on which schools are doing the best job preparing students for college.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

What We're Reading | 5.5.13

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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