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
2:36 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Winter Weather is Coming; JCPS Cancels After-School Activities Because of Snow Threat

Credit National Weather Service

With the potential for bursts of snow, Louisville and the surrounding area are under a winter weather advisory until 2 a.m. Friday. Because of this, Jefferson County Public Schools is canceling all after-school activities  for Thursday evening.

Louisville has a 50-percent chance of snow before 5 p.m., which could lead to accumulation of less than a half-inch, the National Weather Service said. Snow showers are likely Thursday night—between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.—and could bring as much as an inch of accumulated snow.

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Business
12:58 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

KentuckyOne's Headquarters to be in Louisville, Bringing 10 New Jobs

Credit KentuckyOne Health

KentuckyOne Health's headquarters will be in downtown Louisville in the Jewish Hospital Medical Plaza building, the health system announced Thursday.

The decision is expected to add 10 new full-time jobs—$1.3 million in new annual payroll, according to a related news release from Greater Louisville Inc.

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Local News
3:53 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Read | Who Pays?

The  Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has released a report that says Kentucky's tax system is unbalanced. Read the report below:

Local News
3:16 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Study to See if Kentucky Kingdom is Eligible for State Incentives

Credit Roller Coaster Philosophy/Creative Commons

The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority will study to see if an application from the group seeking to redevelop Kentucky Kingdom meets the criteria for incentives that could be worth as much as $10 million over 10 years.

The study is expected to be done in six to eight weeks. Last week, the Kentucky State Fair Board approved a lease agreement with a group led by Louisville businessman Ed Hart. 

Here's more from the authority: 

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Local News
5:07 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Early Morning Storm Causes Widespread Power Outages

Credit National Weather Service

Updated: More than 3,000 Louisville Gas & Electric customers in Jefferson County were without power early Wednesday morning after a thunderstorm pass through the Louisville area, prompting a tornado warning that expired at 4:55 a.m.

A few trees were reported toppled in the Pleasure Ridge Park area, said a supervisor for MetroSafe, citing preliminary reports.

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Local News
2:15 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Strong Winds, Storms Expected in Louisville; JCPS Cautions of Possible Morning Bus Delays

Credit National Weather Service

Strong winds and severe storms—and maybe even an isolated tornado—are expected in the Louisville area Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

A wind advisory has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding counties in Kentucky and Indiana, effective from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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Local News
12:39 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Albert Mohler: Policy Change on Gay Boy Scouts, Leaders Would Be a 'Disaster'

Albert Mohler
Credit AlbertMohler.com

The president of the Louisville-based Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is criticizing the Boy Scouts of America's decision to re-examine a policy that excluded openly gay scouts and scout leaders.

Albert Mohler discussed the possible Boy Scouts change with USA Today, calling it "nothing less than disastrous" for the organization. The newspaper quotes him: 

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Local News
4:57 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Louisville-Based Boy Scouts Council: No Changes Yet in Policy on Only Gay Scouts, Leaders

Credit Boy Scouts Lincoln Heritage Council

The Boy Scouts of America may lift a nationwide ban on gay members, but the scout's Lincoln Heritage Council — which covers Louisville — stresses that no final decision has been made.

NBC News broke the story on Monday. This summer, the national Scouts organization reaffirmed their stance prohibiting openly gay scouts or scout leaders.

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Local News
3:35 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Kentucky Hemp Commission Supports Senate Bill; James Comer Responds to Critics

James Comer
Credit File photo

The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission threw its support Monday behind a senate bill that would, among other things, establish a licensing procedure for growers of industrial hemp should the federal government allow for it.

This comes as the director of the Kentucky Narcotics Officers' Association argued against steps toward legalizing industrial hemp, citing concerns that hemp would overwhelm state drug-testing labs.

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Local News
12:01 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Read | Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Report

A poll by  the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky says a vast majority of Kentucky parents support raising the school dropout age to 18. Read the report here:

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