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
7:00 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Seattle Times Columnist Jerry Brewer: 'The NBA Could Work in Louisville'

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The question of whether Louisville could and should have an NBA team has entered a quieter phase since the Sacramento Kings began talks of relocating to Seattle. Though it's no done deal, as a Sacramento group is also trying to keep the franchise in place.

Either way, at this juncture no NBA team appears up for grabs—though history dictates that that's likely to change in the next several years

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Local News
10:30 am
Fri March 1, 2013

On Byline Today: Appalachian Prisons, Hemp, Charter Schools and the Humana Festival Begins

Prisons in Appalachia, developments in the efforts to bring industrial hemp and charter schools to Kentucky and the Humana Festival gets going—these topics and more will be discussed this afternoon on Byline.

Sylvia Ryerson of WMMT radio in Whitesburg, Ky., discusses her story on how some Appalachian communities are second-guessing their decisions to recruit prisons into their areas, because the promised jobs and benefits haven't materialized.

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Local News
12:04 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Going Camo for Big East Tournament

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The Louisville Cardinals basketball teams will don camouflage pants for the Big East Tournament, starting on March 8 for the women's team and March 12 for the men's team.

Also, the men's uniforms have short sleeves.

The uniforms come from Adidas and are being called the "adizero uniform system."

Here's how they look:

And here are details—many details—about the uniforms from UofL athletics:

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Food and Dining
3:23 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

As Kickstarter Campaign Falters, Taco Punk is Sued on Claims of Failing to Pay Debt

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Taco Punk is being sued by the Metropolitan Business Development Corporation for allegedly being overdue on the bulk of a loan in a lawsuit filed as the restaurant's Kickstarter campaign for an expansion project failed to meet its funding requirement.

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Local News
11:13 am
Tue February 26, 2013

British Coming to Teach Bourbon Country About Scotch. (And Britain.)

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Perhaps wanting to broaden perceptions of Great Britain beyond Downton Abbey, the British Consulate in Chicago is hosting a five-day "pop-up consulate" in Louisville in March.

The pop-up consulate will include a bourbon vs. scotch event and a performance by the Band of the Scots Guard and the Pipes, Drums, Highland Dancers of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion.

Bagpipes, apparently.

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Politics
1:24 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Kentucky Head Start, Child Care and Education Programs Facing Sequester Cuts, White House says

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The automatic federal spending cuts set to take effect on Friday would pare several Kentucky programs that help families, including a child-care subsidy program that state officials have already cut back, says a state-by-state study from the White House.

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Arts and Humanities
11:44 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Wins Academy Award for Best Actress

Jennifer Lawrence
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Jennifer Lawrence won the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday night for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, making her the second-youngest winner in the category and the first Kentucky native to win an acting Oscar since George Clooney in 2006.

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Politics
12:00 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Auditor Adam Edelen Concerned With Kentucky's Cyber Security; Vows to Monitor

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Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen found a dozen issues with the state's cyber security efforts in the 2011-12 fiscal year—and he's vowing to closely monitor the state's measures in that area in the coming months.

The findings were reported in Edelen's statewide audit, in which he gave the state an "unqualified or clean" opinion of the state's finances.

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Local News
7:47 am
Sun February 24, 2013

What We're Reading | 2.24.13

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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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Arts
7:45 am
Sun February 24, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence is the Favorite for Best Actress. But What Does That Mean?

Jennifer Lawrence
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Going into tonight's Academy Awards, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is the favorite to win Best Actress—but no shoo-in.

Lawrence, star of Silver Linings Playbook, would become the second-youngest Best Actress winner in history and the win would be another indicator—on top of the $408-million domestic gross for last year's Hunger Games, in which she also starred—that the 22-year-old is among Hollywood's elite.

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