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
4:37 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Document: Motion to Disqualify Chris Thieneman from State Senate Race

A motion has been filed in Jefferson Circuit Court to disqualify state senate candidate Chris Thieneman. Read it here.

Local News
1:09 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Louisville Violence Prevention Work Group Makes Recommendations

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Louisville should hire a full-time violence prevention coordinator, do more to address vacant houses and foster more economic development in west Louisville, according to a report commissioned by Mayor Greg Fischer to find ways to address violence in Louisville.

“This is not a mayor’s office program, this is not a police department program, this is not a parenting program. It takes all of us," said Fischer.

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Local News
1:06 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Read the Louisville Violence Prevention Work Group Report

The final report from the Louisville Violence Prevention Work Group commissioned by Mayor Greg Fischer has been released. Read below:

Politics
10:57 am
Thu October 25, 2012

The FEC Letter to the Brooks Wicker Campaign

The Federal Election Commission is warning Brooks Wicker, the Republican nominee for the Kentucky Third District, that his October Quarterly Report is late. Read the letter here:

Politics
12:27 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Read the Kentucky Spirit lawsuit

Medicaid provider Kentucky Spirit has sued in Franklin Circuit Court to end its contract with the state. Read the suit below.

Ky Spirit Lawsuit

Politics
10:07 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Obama-Romney, Round 3: What National Commentators Think

The third and final presidential debate of the 2012 election featured President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney arguing foreign policy. At least it was supposed to -- the candidates agreed on many goals and approaches, and the discussion often turned back to domestic issues. National commentators have weighed in. Here's a sampling:

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Local News
1:02 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Kentucky Kingdom: A Timeline

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1987:  Kentucky Kingdom opens with out-of-state investors. The amusement park closed after a single season.

1990: Businessman Ed Hart reopens the amusement park. The size of Kentucky Kingdom is doubled, and new rides such as Thunder Run are added.

1997: Premier Parks purchases Kentucky Kingdom.

1998: The new ownership renames the amusement park Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.

2009: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom's parent company closes the park amid bankruptcy proceedings.

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