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
7:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Graphics | How Ready For Classes Were Kindergartners at Each Jefferson County Public School

Christina Bush, assists kindergartner Jazlyn Caldwell, age 5.
Credit Amber Sigman/WFPL News

Slightly more than half of this year's Jefferson County Public School kindergartners entered school ready, which, of course, means slightly less than half weren't.

For JCPS, the breakdown is: 47.7 percent weren't ready, 52.3 percent were ready. (Here's more on what "ready" means.)

Here's a further breakdown of the JCPS kindergarten screener data. 

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Local News
4:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

UofL Asks For Mediation in Kosair Children's Hospital Dispute With Norton Healthcare

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The University of Louisville is asking for court-ordered mediation in its ongoing dispute with Norton Healthcare over the operation of Kosair Children's Hospital.

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Local News
2:58 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Here's Who's Running for Louisville Metro Offices in 2014

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have a Republican challenger in the 2014 election. And the Democratic primary for the Louisville Metro Council district being vacated by Tina Ward-Pugh will have 13 candidates. Four Council members will have no challenger at all, barring independents entering the races.

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Politics
5:34 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Will Anyone Challenge Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer?

Greg Fischer
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Barring an unforeseen development, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have no serious Democratic primary or Republican challenger in the 2014 election.

The filing deadline for the primary elections closed this afternoon. It won't be known for sure who's in the race until the official rosters are released on Wednesday afternoon; as of Tuesday's last update, no candidates besides Fischer had filed to run for Louisville mayor.

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Local News
4:03 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Jim Wood Resigns as CEO of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Jim Wood
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Jim Wood no longer leads the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The bureau announced Tuesday that Wood's resignation was effective at a board meeting the same day. 

Wood has been the Convention and Visitors Bureau's president and chief executive  for 11 years; a search for his replacement begins immediately, the bureau said.

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Local News
3:05 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Metro Louisville's SummerWorks Program Aims for 2,000 Jobs for Young People

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Metro Louisville has set a goal of 2,000 young people getting jobs through the city's SummerWorks program.

The program helps place young people in summer jobs, working with companies including Norton Healthcare and Norton Healthcare.

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Local News
8:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Parts of Louisville Area

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Update 6:55 a.m. Tuesday: Wind Chill Advisory

A wind chill advisory has been issued until 10 a.m. Tuesday for Louisville and areas to the north, east and west, the National Weather Service said.

Temperatures will be in the low single digits with wind chills as low as -16 degrees, the weather service said. A handful of Louisville area school districts have adjusted schedules because of the cold, but Jefferson County Public Schools is running on its regular schedule.

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Local News
7:48 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

What We're Reading | 1.26.14

The Bilderberg Hotel
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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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Education
11:00 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Finalists to be IU Southeast Chancellor to Appear on Campus

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The four finalists to be the next chancellor of Indiana Southeast will chat in the next several days with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Following the finalists' visits to the New  Albany campus, the search committee will make recommendations to top Indiana University system administrators as to who should replace Sandra Patterson-Randles, who retired last year as IU Southeast's chancellor.

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Local News
12:01 am
Sat January 25, 2014

It Snowed Again; JCPS Calls Off Saturday Activities

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Update 8 a.m.: It Snowed Again

So the snow is expected to move out of the Louisville area by Saturday afternoon. Louisville and surrounding areas are under a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m.

Jefferson County Public Schools has canceled all school district activities and all activities at JCPS facilities because of the weather scheduled for Saturday. As we noted Friday, the Saturday Academy has been canceled, too.

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