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
7:00 am
Sun December 2, 2012

What We're Reading | 12.2.12

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
6:00 am
Sun December 2, 2012

What Were You Drinking Last Night? Probably Not Pappy Van Winkle.

Credit Wikipedia Commons

A elusive Kentuckian named Pappy has New York City hearts aflutter.

On Tuesday, the New York Post's website ran a story bearing the headline, "This Season's Most Wanted." The story was about bourbon -- bourbons from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, to be exact -- that's made in small batches and confronting big demand.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Louisville's ACC Move Can Help Academics, Faculty Says. How?

When the college athletics conference realignment dance began anew, Louisville appeared to be left in the lurch. Rutgers and Maryland abruptly announced that they were yanking their teams from the Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference, respectively, for the Big 10 -- moves that had a dual impact on the Louisville Cardinals.

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Local News
11:05 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Watch | Louisville Transit Comes Alive on YouTube

Credit Andrew Walker, via YouTube

At first blush, the video below looks like art -- tiny dots scurrying across a black backdrop with a blue squiggle meandering through the middle.

That's Louisville. Each dot represents a TARC bus. Watch:

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Local News
12:54 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Reaction to Louisville's ACC Move Positive Locally, Less So in N.C., Conn.

So the University of Louisville is moving its athletics programs to the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaving behind the hard scrabbled Big East and heading toward Tobacco Road and such.

The reaction has been positive in the 24 hours or so since the ACC's presidents and chancellors unanimously invited UofL -- except in certain pockets, specifically in Connecticut and in parts (but not all) of ACC country.

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Local News
12:23 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Read | State of Metropolitan Housing Report 2012

The Metropolitan Housing Coalition has found that, among other things, vacant properties unequally plague western Louisville. Read the report here:

Local News
9:52 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Reports: Charlie Strong Denies Interviewing for Auburn Job

Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong
Credit File photo

The Birmingham News reported Wednesday night that Louisville Cardinals head football coach Charlie Strong interviewed for the same position at Auburn University, but Strong denied through other media outlets that any such interview ever took place.

The Birmingham paper's story said Strong interviewed within the past couple of days, perhaps by telephone. The story cited an unnamed source, "someone familiar with the process."

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Politics
7:00 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Star-Studded Senate: What Other Celebrities Could Challenge Mitch McConnell?

Ned Beatty
Credit Creative Commons

So far, the speculation on who'll be the Democratic challenger to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election bid has practically been a casting call.

First, Ashley Judd got a mention from U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth. Now, George Clooney and Diane Sawyer have had their names dropped Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson during an interview with WHAS 11, though he later told WFPL that he was just joking.

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Local News
6:25 am
Wed November 28, 2012

James Ramsey: Louisville Cardinals 'Honored' to Join Atlantic Coast Conference

The Louisville Cardinals and Duke Blue Devils played in men's basketball on Saturday for the first time since 1986. (Duke won.) Now, the two storied hoops teams will be seeing much more of each other in the coming years.

The University of Louisville  is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaving behind a Big East Conference that continues to lose members to rival leagues.

The ACC's Council of Presidents on Wednesday unanimously voted to admit UofL, according to a news release issued by the conference and the university.

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Education
9:42 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Read | 2012 55,000 Degrees Progress Report

Louisville's 55K Degrees Initiative -- which aims to increase the number of college-degree holders in Louisville -- is releasing today its second annual progress report. Read the report here:

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