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
8:00 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Top Colorado State to Advance to Sweet 16

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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

Gov. Steve Beshear
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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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Local News
11:10 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Byline Today: March Madness, the 'Religious Freedom' Bill and More

March Madness in full swing, what the "religious freedom" bill means legally and bourbon expert Mike Veach talks, well, bourbon today on Byline.

The Louisville Cardinals rolled in their first men's basketball NCAA Tournament game Thursday and the Indiana Hoosiers and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are scheduled to play. NPR's Mike Pesca will join host Rick Howlett to discuss what's happened and what's to come.

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Politics
5:06 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Report: Matthew Barzun Next U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Matthew Barzun
Credit U.S. State Department

Kentucky businessman Matthew Barzun will be the next U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, CBS News is reporting.

The appointment has long been expected—Barzun has been a key fundraiser in President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, serving as chair of Obama's national finance committee in the most recent election.

CBS News notes:

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Local News
12:59 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

A 16 Seed Upsetting a 1 Seed is Inevitable, Writers Say

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Update: Louisville easily defeated North Carolina A&T  but Gonzaga struggled against Southern. Indiana plays James Madison on Friday afternoon and Kansas plays Western Kentucky Friday night.

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Local News
6:56 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Oldham Is Kentucky's Healthiest County. (Jefferson County Isn't Even Close.)

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Oldham is the healthiest county in Kentucky. The least healthy? Floyd County in eastern Kentucky.

The ranking of health outcomes among Kentucky's 120 counties considers tobacco use, diet and exercise, access to healthcare and other factors. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute did the analysis.

Jefferson County ranked 30th. Shelby County ranked third and Bullitt County ranked 25th.

The other least healthy counties just above Floyd are Perry, Breathitt, Wolfe and Lee, the rankings said.

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Local News
12:04 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Two Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Needed to Pay for a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Louisville

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Louisvillians must earn $14.07 per hour at a full-time job to afford the $731 cost for a two-bedroom apartment in the metro area, said a recent study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Louisville minimum-wage earners need nearly two full-time jobs to cover those rent costs—a difficult proposition for single parents.

The analysis considers fair market rent for a "decent" apartment, which calculating that renters would spend no more than 30 percent of their earnings on housing.

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Local News
11:09 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Reaction Not Positive (Obviously) to Kentucky Wildcats' Surprising NIT Loss

John Calipari
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The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team's first-round National Invitational Tournament loss to Robert Morris on Tuesday night ended a particularly rough season. This time last year, Wildcats were cheering a team on to a national title. 

"The game got too rough," Calipari was quoted as saying in the Lexington Herald-Leader. "You sit there and shake your head."


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