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
6:48 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Once Again, Louisville Area Forecast to Get Snow During Morning Commute

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In this week's winter weather issue, the Louisville area has the potential for commute problems—this time Tuesday morning—because of snow.

Snowfall is forecast to develop in Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky overnight, the National Weather Service said.  

The snowfall is forecast to accumulate to 1 to 3 inches—and most of it is expected to fall between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday, the weather service said.

Compounding matters, wind gusts are expected to be as strong as 35 miles per hour, and the temperature will drop rapidly.

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Local News
7:04 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

What We're Reading | 01.19.14

Toast
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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:

Gabe Bullard: Toast is in. It's the latest hip food in San Francisco. And scoff all you like, but this article on the origins of the toast trend will have you reaching for a loaf of bread in the first half and for a tissue in the last half. Read A Toast Story.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Malaysian Cartoonist in Free Speech Battle to Speak at University of Louisville

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Here's the thing about democracies—they're not always entirely democratic, said Jason Abbott, director of the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville.

The center's annual guest speaker was chosen largely to spotlight the point.

Zulkiflee Anwar Haque—commonly known as Zunar—is a Malaysian political cartoonist and government critic. 

In 2010, his offices were raided and he was arrested on sedition charges. Free Malaysia Today reported: 

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Local News
2:00 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

TARC Unveils Real-Time Bus Arrival Map; City Challenges Developers to do More

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You can now get real-time bus arrival data from TARC, meaning that perhaps you won't rush to a bus stop only to find that it's delayed.

Similar mapping built by others  has already been available. TARC's version is available through its online trip-planner and Google Maps. 

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Local News
10:52 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Byline Today: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Beam Inc.'s Sale and Water Concerns

On Byline today, we'll hear from Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Kentucky poet laureate Frank X Walker and about what Beam Inc.'s sale to a Japanese company means for Louisville.

Up first, however, we'll get an update about the goings-on in Frankfort as the Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 session starts getting down to business.

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Local News
6:39 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Snow in Louisville Area Leads to Slick Morning Commute

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Update 10:25 a.m.: Snow Totals

Here's some info from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which in Louisville is responsible for interstate. The numbers are as of 10 a.m. Friday:

Bullitt – Snowing  with 1.25 inches accumulation so far, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Franklin – currently no precipitation with 0.5 inches accumulation so far, wet pavement, crews salting

Henry – moderate snow with 1 inch accumulation so far, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

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Arts and Humanities
8:47 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Academy Award for Third Time

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For the third time, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is an Academy Award nominee.

This time, the 23-year-old actress got a nod in the supporting actress category for her role in "American Hustle," a fictional take on the 1970s Abscam scandal from director David O. Russell. Russell also directed "Silver Linings Playbook," for which Lawrence won last year's Academy Award for best actress.

Lawrence first gained national acclaim in 2011 with her Oscar best actress nomination for her breakout role in the indie drama "Winter's Bone."

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Local News
7:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Louisville Program Founded by J. Blaine Hudson on African-American Issues to Return

J. Blaine Hudson
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Update 5 p.m. Jan. 24: UofL officials have canceled the Saturday Academy session this Saturday because of winter weather concerns. They hope to reschedule it. 

Earlier: A longtime endeavor of the late University of Louisville dean J. Blaine Hudson is set to resume later this month.

For years, Hudson led the Saturday Academy—a free lecture and discussion series focused on African-American issues.

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Local News
6:43 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Kentucky Leaders File Response to Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are asking a federal judge to deny summary judgment—and an immediate injunction—in a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.

In December, Louisville residents Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon asked a federal judge to issue a ruling and implement an injunction against the state's ban on same-sex marriage. On Monday, Beshear and Conway asked the judge to deny Bourke and De Leon's request.

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Local News
6:58 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Survey: Employer Health Insurance Coverage Rising in Kentucky

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A two-year decline in the number of working-age Kentuckians who get health insurance from employers reversed in late 2013, according to survey results released Monday by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

The survey was done before the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and is meant to give a "baseline" for how Kentuckians are getting health insurance, so it can be compared to future years, said Susan Zepeda, president of the Foundation for a Health Kentucky.

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