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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Arts and Humanities
1:02 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters Added to Forecastle Line-Up

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters have been added to the line-up for the 2013 Forecastle Festival in July, organizers announced on Tuesday.

"Robert Plant and his amazing new group of conspirators the Sensational Space Shifters will be performing songs from every era of Plant’s storied career," Forecastle said.

Plant, of Led Zeppelin fame, more recently collaborated with bluegrass musician Alison Krauss.

Boys Noize, Inc. and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz were also added to the Forecastle lineup.

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Local News
4:21 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Shootings on Sunday Give Louisville its 7th, 8th and 9th Homicide of 2013

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Three men died Sunday afternoon outside an apartment complex near Berry Boulevard, bringing Louisville's number of criminal homicides to nine as we near the end of the first quarter of 2013.

The shooting appears to have followed a drug deal, said Lt. Barry Wilkerson, the Louisville Metro Police Homicide Unit commander.

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Local News
6:11 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Kentucky Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman's Car Damaged, Defaced With Swastika

On Saturday night, some 300 people gathered at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville for the annual ACLU-KY/Fairness Dinner. Things got ugly after the festivities concluded.

Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman left at about 11:30 p.m. and discovered that his car parked near the Ali Center had been sideswiped while parked on the street—the mirror damaged, the side dented and scratched. He called Louisville Metro Police to file an accident report.

Officers noticed more.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun March 24, 2013

What We're Reading | 3.24.13

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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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Local News
6:49 am
Sun March 24, 2013

University of Kentucky Professor Asks: Are Men Doing Their Fair Share at Home?

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Earlier this month, Alexandra Bradner—a University of Kentucky philosophy professor—caused an Internet stir when The Atlantic Monthly's website published her piece, Some Theories on Why Men Don't do as Many Household Tasks.

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Local News
6:00 am
Sun March 24, 2013

Four People Killed in Louisville So Far in Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accidents

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Traffic accidents involving pedestrians in Jefferson County have increased in recent years, according to statistics kept by Kentucky State Police.

Early Thursday morning, a man died after a sports utility vehicle struck him on Taylorsville Road at Lowe Road near Jeffersontown. Witnesses told Louisville Metro Police that the man was walking against the traffic signal, police said. LMPD's Traffic Unit is investigating.

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Local News
8:00 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Top Colorado State to Advance to Sweet 16

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team easily beat the Colorado State Rams on Saturday to advance in the NCAA Tournament.

The top-seeded Cardinals expanded on a 14-point halftime lead to win 82-56 in Lexington's Rupp Arena—which some fans were dubbing "Russ Arena," in acknowledgment of Louisville star guard Russ Smith. Smith led the Cardinals with 27 points.

The Cardinals will next head to Indianapolis to play the winner of Saturday evening's game between St. Louis and Oregon.

Update: UofL will play Oregon on Friday.

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Local News
9:40 am
Sat March 23, 2013

Underground Transformer Fire Dislodges Manhole Covers, Closes Downtown Louisville Streets

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A fire in an underground electrical transformer vault early Saturday dislodged manhole covers and shut down downtown Louisville blocks.

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Local News
12:35 am
Sat March 23, 2013

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Lose to Kansas Jayhawks After Leading at Halftime

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The 16th-seeded Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were unable to hold onto a halftime lead against the Kansas Jayhawks, the top seed in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Kansas won 64-57 and will play the eighth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.

Jamal Crook led the Hilltoppers with 13 points.

Western Kentucky led 31-30 at halftime but shot poorly for much of the second half, allowing the Jayhawks to pull ahead.

The Hilltoppers finish the season 20-16.

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Politics
2:31 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Gov. Steve Beshear Vetoes Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Bill

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Update: The "religious freedom" bill's sponsor is urging Democrats in the Kentucky House to override the governor's veto.

Earlier: Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday vetoed the controversial "religious freedom" bill recently approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

Here's his statement: 

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