Joseph Lord

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. | Twitter


6:52 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Kentucky Child Care Cut Critics to Push General Assembly to Expand Eligibility in 2014

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:31 am

Critics of the state’s cuts to two programs benefiting thousands of Kentucky children are turning their focus to next year’s General Assembly session.

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12:40 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Texting While Driving Will Cost 3 Points Against Kentucky Driver's License

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:48 am

Kentucky drivers will soon be assessed three "penalty points" against their licenses each time they're convicted of texting while driving.

The new penalty will be enacted through administrative regulations ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear, who announced the change in Louisville on Wednesday morning.

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3:07 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

The State Auditor's Findings on Spending Issues at Kentucky Emergency Management

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 12:09 pm

Kentucky Emergency Management officials spent more than $100,000 in state funds on parties and other "questioned expenses"—and also threatened employees and altered documents to hide it, according to a report released Tuesday by the state auditor's office.

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3:48 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Mitch McConnell Touts His Experience, Influence Compared to Alison Lundergan Grimes

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 3:29 pm

From Mitch McConnell's perspective, the 2014 race for his U.S. Senate seat comes down to in large part to his influence and many years of experience in Washington, D.C.

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2:18 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Five Years After Eight Belles

Eight Belles
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  • A look at the progress the Kentucky thoroughbred industry has made in animal care five years after the on-track euthanization of Eight Belles.

This week marks the 5-year anniversary of the death of Eight Belles. The second-place finisher in the 2008 Kentucky Derby toppled at the finish line and was euthanized on the track.  Kentucky Public Radio's Joseph Lord brings us this look at what's changed in the thoroughbred racing industry since the filly's death.

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3:23 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Kentucky Ranks 47th in Bicycle Friendliness

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 2:48 pm

A national bicycling advocacy group has ranked the 50 states for cyclist friendliness.

Their determination: Kentucky is not so bicycle-friendly. 

Kentucky ranked 47th in the U.S., according to the League of American Bicyclists. 

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12:22 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Kentucky Third Most Stressed-Out State, Poll Says

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 8:54 am

Misery loves company, after all.

Kentuckians are the third most stressed out people in the U.S., trailing only West Virginians and Rhode Islanders, says a new poll from Gallup.

In 2012, 44.8 percent of Kentuckians told Gallup that they'd experienced stress the previous day.

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10:14 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Maker's Mark Not Lowering Alcohol by Volume After All

Originally published on Sun February 17, 2013 1:48 pm

In response to criticism, Maker's Mark has decided not to reduce the alcohol by volume of its bourbon after all.

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9:43 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Report: Papa John's Faces Lawsuit Over Text Messages

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 8:36 am

The problem was with spam, not the pizza.

A class-action lawsuit seeking $250 million has been filed against the Papa John's pizza chain because of a 500,000 unwanted text messages sent to customers, CNN Money is reporting

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10:49 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Petitions Ask for Kentucky, Other States, to Secede

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Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 12:32 pm

President Obama has been re-elected, a new Congress is taking shape and the American citizenry is ready to move on to tackle the various challenging issues before the nation.

Perhaps not all of the citizenry.

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