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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Education
2:43 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Harry Wu, Former Chinese Political Prisoner, to Discuss U.S.-China Relations in Louisville

Harry Wu
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Harry Wu, a former Chinese political prisoner and later a human rights activist, will discuss U.S.-China relations on Jan. 23 at the Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The speech, called "In the Mouth of the Dragon: U.S. and China Relations in the 21st Century," is sponsored by the UofL Center for Asian Democracy.

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Local News
10:58 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Ice Cream Shop, Bar and Deli Heading for Whiskey Row Area

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A deli, a bourbon bar and an ice cream shop are opening soon on the corner of Third and Main streets, says developer Al J. Schneider Co.

They'll be called, respectively, 21deli, Down One Bourbon Bar and 2 Dips & a Shake. 

Here's the descriptions of each, in Al J. Schneider Co.'s own words:

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Local News
6:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Report: Virginia Beach No Longer Seeking NBA Franchise

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One fewer city is pursuing an NBA franchise.

Virginia Beach's mayor said Tuesday that the city is "withdrawing" from efforts to build an 18,500 seat arena in the community with an NBA team as the main tenant, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported.

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Local News
2:53 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson in His Own Words

J. Blaine Hudson
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J. Blaine Hudson studied Louisville's African American community and helped shaping it. He was born in Louisville and became involved in activism as a youth after he was denied entry into a movie theater because of his race.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun January 6, 2013

What We're Reading | 1.6.13

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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
7:00 am
Sun January 6, 2013

Howard Schnellenberger's 'Collision Course' Looks Less Blustery Now

Howard Schnellenberger
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Maybe Howard Schnellenberger wasn't over-doing it.

Maybe he was on to something.

After he became coach of the University of Louisville football team in 1985, Schnellenberger made that famously bold prediction that the Cardinals were "on a collision course with a national championship. The only variable is time."

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Education
8:23 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson, Longtime U of L Educator, Dies

J. Blaine Hudson
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J. Blaine Hudson, a longtime University of Louisville educator and leading voice in the city's African-American community, died on Saturday.

He was 63.

In the past year, Hudson took a prominent role as the chairman of a work group assembled by Mayor Greg Fischer that was assigned to suggest ways to reduce violence in Louisville following the daytime shooting that left three dead in May in Parkland.

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Local News
9:08 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Against Ohio River Bridges Project

Illustration of the planned downtown bridge.
Credit Ohio River Bridges Project

Kentucky and Indiana will create a historic preservation trust as part of a settlement reached in the lawsuit against the Ohio River Bridges Project filed in 2009 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and River Fields, says a news release issued Friday on the projects' website.

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Local News
7:00 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Downtown Louisville a Good Spot for Casino, Mayor Greg Fischer Says

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Downtown Louisville would benefit from casinos, Mayor Greg Fisher told WFPL on Thursday.

The market would determine where a casino would be built — but downtown Louisville seems like a logical spot, Fischer told WFPL's Gabe Bullard during an interview.

"That could change a whole lot of the dynamics downtown," Fischer said.

It's "premature" to discuss precisely where a casino may be built in downtown Louisville — or anywhere else — because they're not legal in Kentucky, said Fischer spokesman Chris Poynter, responding to a series of follow-up questions.

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Local News
11:30 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer Talks NBA, Violence Prevention, Charter Schools and More

Greg Fischer
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In an interview broadcast live Thursday on WFPL, Mayor Greg Fischer covered a broad array of topics —violence prevention, charter schools, the NBA and more.

You can listen to a podcast of the interview below, and we'll have more stories Wednesday morning on a couple of specific topics. Here are some of the other highlights.

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