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
9:30 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Upset Top-Seeded Baylor to Reach Women's Elite Eight

Monique Reid hit two free throws with two seconds remaining Sunday night to lead the Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team over the top-seeded Baylor Lady Bears.

The No. 5-seed Cardinals led throughout the game until the final seconds, when Baylor took a one-point lead and Reid hit her fateful free-throws to go up 82-81. Louisville held Baylor star Brittney Griner, AP Preseason Player of the Year, to just 14 points. 

Baylor entered the game as the defending national champions and the nation's top-ranked team, having lost just one game during the regular season.

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Local News
7:46 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Advance to Final Four, but Ware Seriously Injured

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team advance to its second straight Final Four on Sunday, but a serious injury in the first half cast a pall over the game.

With about 6 minutes to go in the first half, guard Kevin Ware broke his right leg—a  serious injury that visibly upset the Louisville players and coaches a caused a lengthy break in play.

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Local News
7:13 am
Sun March 31, 2013

What We're Reading | 3.31.2013

Gabe at the former Centroid.
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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
12:26 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Report: WKU Moving to Conference USA

Conference USA is returning in all sports to Kentucky.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will begin playing in 2014 in Conference USA, the league the Louisville Cardinals were an inaugural member but left in 2005 for the Big East, the Bowling Green Daily News reports.

WKU has been a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 1982. 

The Daily News reports that the decision could be announced as early as Monday. 

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Local News
1:49 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Kentucky Creates New Regulations for Day Cares As Licenses Are Revoked for 18 in Louisville

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Child care operators whose licenses are revoked will have to wait seven years—instead of the previous three years—before being able to open a new day care under new Kentucky regulations put in place as the state took action against 18 Louisville day cares.

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Local News
11:43 am
Fri March 29, 2013

State Agency Identifies 18th Louisville Day Care to Get License Revocation Letter

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The last of the 18 child care centers to have its license to operate revoked by the state regulating agency is Small Smiles Day Care on South Seventh Street Road in Louisville.

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Local News
11:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Byline Today: Kentucky Lawmakers Work to the Final Hour, Louisville's Sustainability Plan and More

The flurry of bills passed in the final hours of the Kentucky General Assembly's 2013 session, Louisville's final sustainability plan is released and a state agency sanctions 17 Louisville day cares after a fraud investigation—these issues and more today on Byline.

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Local News
6:53 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Louisville Parents Already Pinched by Possible Day Care Closures

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The possible closure of at least 17 Louisville child care centers investigated by a state agency is already causing difficulties for parents who depend on their services—and an advocate is questioning why the state hadn't took action earlier.

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Local News
6:37 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Read | Letters Sent to Kentucky Child Care Centers Regarding Alleged Violations

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is withholding payments to 18 child care centers for a subsidy program for low-incoming working families after a year-long investigation.

Here are 17 of the letters:

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Local News
4:08 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

State Revokes Licenses for at Least 17 Louisville Day Cares, Withholds Subsidy Payments

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services sent letters dated Wednesday to 18 Kentucky child care centers—at least 17 in Louisville—notifying them that their state licenses to operate were being revoked.

The child care centers have 20 calendar days to appeal. The child care centers can stay open during this time period, the cabinet said.

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