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
11:34 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Attorneys in Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Case Filing Similar Lawsuit in Indiana

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Updated: Four Southern Indiana same-sex couples are challenging in federal court the state's laws banning same-sex marriage.

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7:04 am
Thu March 6, 2014

U.S. District Judge John Heyburn to Take Senior Judge Status

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The federal judge whose recent rulings on a Kentucky same-sex marriage lawsuit made national headlines plans to take senior status.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II last month informed President Obama that he'll move to senior judge status on April 1, according to the U.S. District Clerk's Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

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Local News
10:41 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to Appeal Federal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Order

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Update 5 p.m.: Request for Proposal Issued

The state has issued its request for proposal for an attorney to handle the appeal of a federal judge order that Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Here's the document. 

The proposals are due by noon Friday.

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Local News
6:23 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Road Conditions Again Lead Jefferson County Public Schools to Close, Delays Others

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Because of slick road conditions left from Sunday night's winter storm, Jefferson County Public Schools and some other schools systems in the Louisville area are again closed Tuesday.

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5:59 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Jefferson County Public Schools, Others Closed Monday Because of Winter Weather Again

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Several Louisville-area school systems, including Jefferson County Public Schools, are closed Monday as a winter storm continues to move through the region.

The National Weather Service forecasts that the winter storm that began Sunday will leave four to seven inches of snow in Louisville and surround areas before it ends late Monday morning.

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Local News
7:33 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Freezing Rain, Snow Move Into Louisville Area

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Update 9:40 p.m.: School Closings

These school districts have announced that they'll be closed Monday because of the winter weather:

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3:10 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Louisville Area Expected to Get Winter Weather Mess Starting Sunday

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For our updates on Sunday, go here.

The Louisville area is facing a messy next couple of days.

Freezing rain and as much as six inches of snow are forecast for the Louisville area through early Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service said in an afternoon update.

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10:20 am
Sat March 1, 2014

KentuckyOne Health Lays Off 500, Cuts 200 Vacant Jobs

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Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health has laid off about 500 employees and cut 200 vacant positions in an effort to address a $218-million budget deficit.

In a video posted Friday to employees, KentuckyOne chief executive Ruth Brinkley confirmed the layoffs and said the laid-off employees would be given priority consideration for jobs in the system.

In January, KentuckyOne said it needed to make up $218-million by the end of its 2015 fiscal year. 

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Local News
3:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Federal Judge Stays Kentucky Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Until March 20

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Update 5:10 p.m.: 'Ball ... in Jack Conway's Court'

U.S. District Judge John Heyburn's order on Thursday effectively meant that legally married same-sex couples were recognized in Kentucky.

The stay Heyburn ordered on Friday means that that's no longer the case—at least until March 20, said Joe Dunman, an attorney for the plaintiffs.

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Local News
11:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Byline Today: Louisville Metro Council Issues, Same-Sex Marriage Opinion and More

It's been a bigger than usual news week in the Louisville area. Among other news, out-of-state same-sex marriage couples are, at the moment, recognized in Kentucky, we've heard details on changes at the Louisville's Air Pollution Control District  and questions were raised when a former Louisville prosecutor was charged with criminal assault two months after the alleged incident.

We'll hear about these stories and more today on Byline.

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