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
7:30 am
Sun November 4, 2012

What We're Reading

Each week, members of the WFPL news team will spotlight interesting stories we've read over the past week for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Local News
11:08 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Train Derailment: Plans to Address Hydrogen Fluoride Cars Delayed Until Sunday

Louisville Metro

Update 12 p.m.: Crews will not stabilize and level the hydrogen fluoride cars on Saturday, after all -- meaning, barring any unforeseen problems, no shelter-in-place warning will be issued, said Jody Duncan, a MetroSafe spokeswoman.

Instead, the work and shelter-in-place warning will likely happen on Sunday, she said.

Crews found more debris than anticipated upon moving other cars near the hydrogen fluoride cars, Duncan said. For safety, authorities decided to clear up the debris before addressing the hydrogen fluoride cars, she said.

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Politics
5:49 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Read Judge's Opinion and Order in Thieneman Case

Read Jefferson Circuit Judge Charles Cunningham's opinion and order in a lawsuit seeking claiming that 37th district Kentucky State Senate candidate Chris Thieneman does not live in the district.

Local News
2:58 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Read Passport's Complaint on Medicaid Contracts

Local News
11:36 am
Fri November 2, 2012

College Football: UofL Tries to Stay Undefeated, UK Goes for Win No. 2

ihup.edu

The landscape for Kentucky's two most prominent college football programs could hardly contrast more this Saturday.

The Louisville Cardinals -- ranked No. 12 by the AP and No. 10 in the USA Today poll -- will attempt to go 9-0 for the season. The Cardinals play the Temple Owls at noon Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Temple is 3-4, with a 2-2 record in the Big East.

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Local News
9:08 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Train Derailment: Crews May Address Hydrogen Fluoride Cars Saturday

Update 9:45 p.m. Crews may attempt to stabilize and level two cars containing the dangerous gas hydrogen fluoride on Saturday afternoon -- work that would require another shelter-in-place warning for a five-mile radius of the train derailment site near Dixie Highway and Katherine Station Road, said Doug Hamilton, executive director of Louisville-Jefferson County EMA/MetroSafe.

On Friday night, crews were still moving cars at the derailment site to make way to the cars containing hydrogen fluoride, Hamilton said. They intended to work until midnight. 

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Education
11:37 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Planned Lawsuit Would Seek to Prevent David Jones Jr. from Taking JCPS Board Seat

David Jones Jr.

If David Jones Jr. wins a seat next week on the Jefferson County Public Schools board, attorney Ted Gordon will file a lawsuit seeking to prevent the former Humana chairman from taking office, a spokeswoman for Gordon announced on Thursday.

The suit would claim that Jones has conflicts of interest that make his ineligible to serve on the school board. 

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Developing
7:37 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Fire, Evacuation at Train Derailment Site Endure

For updates on Friday regarding the train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County, go here.

Update 7 p.m.: The fire is still burning at the train derailment site in southwestern Jefferson County and the evacuation of a 1.2 mile radius endures. Crews are off-loading styrene monomer from a car the site Thursday night, said Jody Duncan, a MetroSafe spokeswoman.

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Developing
5:05 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Shelter-in-Place, Evacuation Ordered at Derailment Site After Fire

Update 7:30 p.m.: Authorities have still not suppressed the fire, said Jody Duncan, a MetroSafe spokeswoman. Once the fire is suppressed, authorities will investigate the scene to decide whether to lift the shelter-in-place and evacuation orders.

Meanwhile, Duncan provided updated information on the condition of the three workers hospitalized in the fire. One is in "extremely" critical condition, one is "seriously" critical and the other is listed as critical, Duncan said.

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Environment
5:00 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Entire Car of Butadiene Drained in Derailment, Thousands of Gallons Spilled

Crews are still working to mitigate the damage from thousands of gallons of a flammable chemical that spilled early Monday after a train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County.

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