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.

jlord@wfpl.org | Twitter

Pages

Local News
10:28 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Updated: Louisville Water Co., MSD to Immediately Start Sharing Some Services, Staff

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Update 1:47 p.m.: A Little More

Leaders of the Louisville Water Company and the Metropolitan Sewer District will begin a consolidation effort that could save nearly $100 million in expenses over the next 10 years.

Greg Heitzman, executive director of Metropolitan Sewer District, said a bulk of the saving will come from shared support services and attrition.

Read more
Local News
5:45 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

The Onion: Greg Fischer Smote a Fire Troll

Credit DC Comics

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer saved the Parkwood neighborhood (that's near Iroquois Park) from a tormenting fire troll, The Onion reported on Thursday.

Read more
Local News
6:43 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Watch for Slick Spots in the Louisville Area Thursday, Weather Service Says

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Update 10:23 a.m.: Travelers'  Advisory Extended

The National Weather Service says the Louisville area may get isolated snow showers into the afternoon Thursday. Though no serious accumulation is expected, what little snow falls on ice-covered or untreated roads may cause driving hazards, the weather service adds.

Also, the weather service says black ice may be an issue Thursday.

Read more
Local News
5:08 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Thousands in Louisville Area Without Electricity After Icy Weather

Cardinal Station on Central Avenue.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Update: 5:05 p.m.: Jefferson County Public Schools

Jefferson County Public Schools plan to operate on a normal schedule Thursday "barring any unforeseen circumstances."

Update 4:44 p.m.: Oldham County Schools Closed Thursday

Oldham County Schools will be closed Thursday, too, because of the last round of winter weather. School officials cite ice on sidewalks, parking lots and on buses. No word from JCPS yet.

Update 3:09 p.m.: Latest on Power Outages, and More

Read more
Local News
7:25 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Half-Inch of Ice Possible For Louisville Area as Freezing Rain Moves In

Credit National Weather Service

Update 10:15 p.m.: Power Outages

From LG&E:

Read more
Local News
6:55 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Chart: Louisville's Seasonal Snowfall Totals Back to 1950

Old Louisville on Monday morning.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

The snowfall Sunday evening into Monday in Louisville totaled five inches, bring the winter of 2013-14 total to 19.3 inches.

Where does 2013-14 rank among largest snowfall Louisville has ever experienced? 

Not very high.

Going back to 1950, this year's snowfall isn't particularly impressive.

Louisville's biggest seasonal snowfall on record is 50.2 in 1917-18, said Ron Steve, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Louisville.

Read more
Local News
4:55 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Estimated 5-7 Inches of Snow Closes Many Schools in Louisville Area

Credit National Weather Service

Update 11:38 a.m.: Road Update

Here's the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 11 a.m. update: 

Bullitt – 32 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Franklin – 33 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Henry – 27 degrees, partly covered roads, crews plowing

Jefferson – 35 degrees, wet pavement, crews monitoring

Oldham – 34 degrees, wet pavement, crews pushing back shoulders

Shelby – 32 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Read more
Local News
8:28 am
Sun February 2, 2014

As Much As 5 Inches of Snow Possible in Louisville by Monday Morning

Credit National Weather Service

Update 4:35 p.m.: Snowing

So it's snowing in Louisville. 

In its update Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said the heaviest snowfall will be in the evening hours. It's forecast to continue into Monday morning, "mainly before 4 a.m."

Here's the latest map, which is pretty close to the old one:

City and state road crews were preparing to take to the roads in the afternoon. 

Earlier: Accumulating snow is again in the forecast for the Louisville area.

Read more
Education
7:00 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Report: Two-Thirds of Kentucky Fourth Graders Aren't on Target in Reading

Credit Shutterstock.com

Most Kentucky children aren't entering the fourth grade reading at grade level, according to a Kids Count report issued last week.

The gap in reading proficiency between children from low and high income families widened to about 30 percent from 2003 to 2013,  said the report, issued by Kentucky Youth Advocates. That happened in 11 others states.

Read more
Local News
8:03 am
Sat February 1, 2014

In Push to Increase Earned Income Tax Credit Use, Free Tax Service Offered to Some Louisvillians

Credit Shutterstock.com

Free tax services will again be offered to qualified Louisvillians in an effort to boost the number of residents who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

This year, 27 sites will offer free tax preparation to some Louisvillians, organized by the Louisville Asset Building Coalition and other groups.

Mayor Greg Fischer says the money can help families and the local economy.

Read more

Pages