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
12:27 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Cardinals Win the Sugar Bowl. What Could it Mean for the Future?

The old adage goes, "That's why they play the game."

In Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl, the Louisville Cardinals played a Florida Gators team that most sports analyst agreed was too talented and too fast for this game to be competitive.

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Local News
12:11 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Upset Florida Gators to Win Sugar Bowl

The Louisville Cardinals pounced early and often to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the 15-year history of the Bowl Championship Series.

The Cardinals defeated the heavily favored Florida Gators 33-23 on Wednesday night in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. 

Louisville scored a touchdown off a Florida interception in the first seconds of the game and never looked back, taking a two touchdown lead into halftime. The Cardinals had a 23-point lead about halfway through the fourth quarter, but the Gators managed a touchdown on a kickoff return. 

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Local News
7:00 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Noted | 2012 Was Hot

A coronal mass ejection on Aug. 31 on the sun.
Credit NASA

"Warmest year ever recorded at Louisville," says the National Weather Service.

Local News
4:30 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Sugar Bowl | What Sportswriters Say About the Louisville Cardinals' Chances

The running theme among sportswriters for Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl goes something like this: The Florida Gators are more talented than Louisville at every position but the position that counts most — quarterback.

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples makes this a rather direct point, noting:

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Local News
2:01 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer Live Thursday on WFPL

Credit Gabe Bullard/WFPL

Mayor Greg Fischer will discuss with WFPL the happenings of 2012 and what to expect in 2013 at 1 p.m. Thursday. 

Topics will include violence in Louisville, the city's prospects for landing an NBA team, the future of Kentucky Kingdom and much more. Listeners are encouraged to call with questions to 814-8255. Questions can also be left at the WFPL Facebook page or at Twitter to @WFPLNews.

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Education
9:10 am
Tue January 1, 2013

WKU President Gary Ransdell: UPike Addition to Kentucky System Would Be Costly

Gary Ransdell
Credit Western Kentucky University

The president of Kentucky's third largest university said adding Pikeville University to the state system would be financially cumbersome for the state, although House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he won't personally support new funding for higher education until UPike is admitted.

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Local News
11:33 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Water Main Break in Old Louisville to Take 2-3 Days to Repair

Credit Louisville Water Co.

Crews will need two to three days to repair a 20-inch water main that broke early Monday and caved in a section of Seventh Street between Magnolia and Hill streets, the Louisville Water Company said.

There are no cost estimates yet for the repairs to the broken main and road, said Kelley Dearing Smith, a water company spokeswoman. The Louisville Water Company will cover the costs.

Detours have been posted at the Old Louisville site. 

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun December 30, 2012

Big Things Happened in 2012

Credit Erica Peterson/WFPL

You can't say 2012 was uneventful for Louisville and the surrounding areas.

The year that (soon) was gave plenty of good news and some awful, terrible news, too. Here's an incomplete list of the big things that happened in 2012.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun December 30, 2012

What We're Reading | 12.30.12

Shakespeare's Falstaff, by Eduard von Grutzner.
Credit Wikipedia Commons/Public Domain

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
6:59 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

Louisville Cardinals, with Dieng, Beat Kentucky Wildcats 80-77

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team on Saturday defeated the Kentucky Wildcats the first time since 2009 in a game that featured the return of center Gorgui Dieng, who was sidelined in November with a wrist injury.

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