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

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Saying he’s unwilling to give up his sports commentary gig just yet, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones announced Monday he won’t run for political office in 2016.

Jones, a Democrat, spent much of the summer and fall entertaining the possibility of running for Congress in Kentucky’s 6th District, which includes Lexington. Rep. Andy Barr, a Republican, currently holds the seat.

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The appointment of Kentucky’s top education official would be subject to state Senate confirmation under a bill pre-filed last week in the General Assembly.

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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. Drivers rack up points against their licenses upon a conviction on various highway law violations—three points for speeding 11 to 15 miles per hour on a limited access highway, for example.  Read more...