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
1:56 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Louisville Zoo to Start Charging for Parking

Credit Kyle Shepherd/The Louisville Zoo

Updated: The Louisville Zoo is instituting a $5 parking fee per vehicle.

The per-vehicle fee is expected to generate more than$500,000 a year that will be used for facility need, zoo officials said. Zoo members won't have to pay the fee per trip—parking will be included in the membership.

Louisville Zoo director John Walczak said no membership fee increase associated with the parking fee is planned.

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Arts and Humanities
12:00 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Forecastle Festival Line-Up: Black Keys, Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jim James

Credit Forecastle Festival

The Black Keys, Avett Brothers and the String Cheese Incident lead the 2013 Forecastle Festival line-up, which also includes Jim James, the Alabama Shakes, the return of the Flaming Lips and more.

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Politics
9:29 am
Mon March 4, 2013

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to Speak at UofL's McConnell Center

Marco Rubio
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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will speak later this month at the University of Louisville via the McConnell Center.

Rubio, elected to the Senate from Florida in 2010, gave the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address and is an oft-mentioned contender for the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun March 3, 2013

What We're Reading | 3.3.13

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
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

Gabe Sowder
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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.)

Downton Abbey
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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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