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
11:14 am
Thu January 10, 2013

WFPL Special | Incoming, Outgoing Jefferson County School Board Members Discuss Education

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WFPL's Devin Katayama will host an hour-long special at 1 p.m. today to discuss future challenges of education in Louisville with incoming and outgoing Jefferson County school board members.

The guests live in the WFPL studio are incoming members David Jones Jr., Chuck Haddaway and Chris Brady. We'll be taking your questions at 814-8255 (TALK). You can also ask questions on the WFPL Facebook page or by Tweeting at @WFPLNews.

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Local News
9:39 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Nabs Second Academy Award Nomination

Jennifer Lawrence
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It's hard to argue that an actress has had a better past 12 months than Jennifer Lawrence.

On Thursday morning, the Louisville native was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. 

It's her second nomination. In 2010, Lawrence was nominated for her role in the dark indie drama Winter's Bone.

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Local News
5:15 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

NBA's Sacramento Kings Move to Seattle Changes Nothing for Louisville, Fischer's Spokesman Says

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The Sacramento Kings are moving to — wait for it — Seattle. That's what Yahoo! Sports is reporting.

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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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