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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Politics
5:06 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

The Daily Breaks Down McConnell-Judd in Chart Form

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More to say about the Ashley Judd vs. Mitch McConnell for Senate speculation, which is becoming Kentucky's political version of Pacquiao-Mayweather -- an interesting idea that may never happen.

(You decide who's who. I'm not going there.)

The Daily's blog posted a handy charticle:

Click here to see the whole thing.

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Local News
11:44 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Lonely Planet: Louisville Top Travel Destination for Bourbon, NuLu and More Bourbon

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For Louisvillians, the top domestic travel destination next year should be Fairbanks, Alaska, says Lonely Planet, the big travel guide publisher.

For everyone else, go to Louisville.

Lonely Planet cites the food and drink on NuLu, the shopping on Bardstown Road and the gobs and gobs of available bourbon in putting Louisville atop its 2013 list of top U.S. travel destinations. 

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Local News
9:59 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Report: Charlie Strong Sticking with the Louisville Cardinals

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 Update: Louisville Cardinals football coach Charlie Strong turned down an offer from the Tennessee Volunteers and is staying at UofL, according to a report from Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel.

Citing an unnamed source, Thamel reported that Strong is negotiating a contract extension with Louisville.

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Local News
3:48 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Read | Jefferson County Responds to Auditor's Critical Review of Clerk's Office

Earlier this year, Auditor Adam Edelen released a report critical of the record-keeping of charitable funds in Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw's office, among other issues. Holsclaw later questioned whether the report was politically motivated.

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Local News
3:30 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Gap Selling Kentucky-Centric Tee; Local Retailer Responds

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Graphic T-shirts touting Louisville and Kentucky have been a working-class fashion statement around these parts for years. Musician Scott Ritcher was selling T-shirts stating, simply, "Louisville: The Biggest City in Kentucky" a decade ago. WHY Louisville, a Bardstown Road shop founded in 2005, did even more to accelerate city and state pride in T-shirt form.

Now, national retailers are getting into the Kentucky T-shirt game.

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Politics
10:34 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Report: Matthew Barzun or Anna Wintour for British Ambassadorship?

Anna Wintour and Matthew Barzun
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Kentuckian Matthew Barzun is being considered for the U.S. ambassadorship to the United Kingdom, but to get the job he may have to step up his fashion game, Bloomberg.com is reporting. 

His competition: Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

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Local News
2:21 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Atlantic Writer Gets Inside Look at Ark Encounter Plans

Noah's Ark, by Edward Hicks
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The Atlantic Monthly has taken note of a massive Kentucky project with very simple specs.

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Local News
9:31 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

College Football: Western Kentucky to Play Central Michigan in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

The signals were mixed going into this weekend for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' bowl hopes. Some media bowl  projections picked the 7-5 Hilltoppers to play in a bowl game; others didn't.

The former were right.

Western Kentucky will play Central Michigan  on Dec. 26 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, the Hilltoppers' first bowl game since joining college football's top division in 2008, the bowl announced Sunday evening.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun December 2, 2012

Colleges Pay Big Bucks to Get Rid of Coaches

Last month, the University of Kentucky decided to pay football coach Joker Phillips $2.5 million to stop doing his job. Phillips' final Kentucky team won just two games and fans were unhappy, as demonstrated by the angry fans' Tweets and empty seats in Commonwealth Stadium.

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