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
10:04 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

SAG Award Goes to Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence
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Another award for J-Law.

Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence  on Sunday night won the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a lead role from the Screen Actors Guild for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

Lawrence vied for the SAG Award against Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone), Helen Mirren (Hitchcock) and Naomi Watts (The Impossible).

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Local News
2:44 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

West Louisville Space Gives City Something Rare to Offer—Plenty of Land

Vacant land at 30th and Muhammad Ali.
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The announcement last week that the city had purchased 30 acres in west Louisville with the purpose of redeveloping it spotlights a key issue for job creation in Louisville—the lack of large swaths of land that can be used for advance manufacturing.

The city is buying the acreage at 30th and Muhammad Ali Boulevard from the state for $1.2 million; $750,ooo of which comes from a settlement in an unrelated dispute and the rest from funds set aside for redeveloping brown space. 

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Local News
7:24 am
Sun January 27, 2013

What We're Reading | 1.27.13

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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
6:00 am
Sun January 27, 2013

As Louisville Ponders the NBA, Agency Offers Ideas for Team Logo. Because, Why Not?

One of seven logo concepts for a Louisville NBA team's logo from Current360.
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The concept of an NBA team bears all sorts of opportunities for academic exercises. The most fun, likely, is what a team would be called and how it would be branded.

This is woefully premature, but the marketing agency Current360 has offered seven ideas for logos of a prospective pro basketball team in Louisville. They range from plausible to, uh, interesting.

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Education
1:29 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Read | The CPE's College Still Pays Policy Brief

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education on Friday released a report that says people with college degrees are more likely to earn more and have better employment opportunities. Read the report:

Byline
12:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

On Byline Today: Kentucky Kingdom's Future, Mitch McConnell's Challengers

Businessman Ed Hart today will join WFPL's Rick Howlett and Devin Katayama to discuss plans for getting the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park re-opened on Byline.

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Byline
9:46 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Ed Hart to Discuss Kentucky Kingdom Plans Today on Byline

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Ed Hart is back in the game.

Kentucky Kingdom moved closer to opening for the first time since 2009 on Thursday when the Kentucky State Fair Board approved a lease agreement a development group Hart leads. Hart's group now has 90 days from the signing of the lease to get financing in order.

If all goes well, officials are targeting 2014 for Kentucky Kingdom to re-open.

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Local News
7:09 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Sleet, Freezing Rain Hits Louisville Friday Morning; Accidents Slow Morning Commute

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Sleet was falling early Friday morning in the Louisville area in a system that could also bring snow and freezing rain into the early afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 4 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. It covers Jefferson County and Kentucky counties to the south and east, plus Floyd, Clark and other Indiana counties to the northeast.

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Local News
12:56 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Reports: Catholic Health Initiatives Claims Fetuses Not 'Persons' in Wrongful Death Suit

In November, state officials announced a partnership between the Catholic Health Initiatives-controlled KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville Hospital.
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A Colorado family is asking that state's Supreme Court to consider whether twin fetus who were lost when a pregnant woman died can be part of a wrongful death lawsuit against Catholic Health Initiatives — which has thus far successfully argued that the fetuses were not "persons," The Colorado Independent reports. 

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Local News
2:03 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

The Rev. Bojangles Blanchard: Hopeful Sit-In, Arrest Inspire Calls for Change in Gay Marriage Ban

Maurice
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The Rev. Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard spent Tuesday evening in jail.

The charge? He and his partner, Dominique James, asked for a marriage license — and were denied —  at the Jefferson County Clerk's Office in downtown Louisville.

"We were told by the manager of the office that she was unable to provide that for us," Blanchard said in an interview Wednesday with WFPL

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