Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now known as Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and Program Director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.

In 2003, he joined WUKY as a part-time reporter and weekend announcer. He's earned several awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Documentary in 2005. An avid music fan raised on The Beatles and British Invasion rock, James also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays.  He currently works as a reporter and webmaster for the station. When he's off duty, James enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and kicking back with his cat, Brooklyn.

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Josh James / WUKY

Several pieces of lightning rod legislation cleared hurdles late Thursday as the General Assembly wrapped up its last heavily scheduled day this week.

Josh James / WUKY

Former senator and civil rights trailblazer Georgia Davis Powers lay in state in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda Thursday afternoon.

AP

Kentucky Republicans will now attend a presidential caucus without the intended guest of honor - Sen. Rand Paul.

AP

Countering the influx of flakka and other fast-evolving synthetic drugs is the focus of House Bill 4, a measure that breezed through a House committee Wednesday.

AP

Pinning his chances on a solid ground game and a reservoir of untapped young voters missed by major polls, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul hoped to make a surprisingly strong showing in Monday night’s Iowa caucuses, but the final tallies left the libertarian favorite trailing the frontrunners by a wide margin.

Josh James / WUKY

In a session so far dominated by discussions about pensions and getting the state's fiscal house in order, the first bill destined for Gov. Matt Bevin's inbox deals with abortion.

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For the first time in a dozen years, legislation championed by pro-life activists appears on track to become law in the commonwealth as a long sought after informed consent bill cleared the House of Representatives in amended form.

AP

A Kentucky House committee has given preliminary approval to a measure ensuring "reasonable accommodations" for pregnant and breastfeeding women in the workplace.

AP

Minimum wage increase advocates applauded the passage of House Bill 278 out of committee Thursday morning, but don't expect any party balloons down the hall.

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Both the Kentucky Senate and House dealt with abortion-related legislation Wednesday, with the former passing a bill outlawing the sale of fetal tissue and the latter engaging in parliamentary wrangling over an informed consent measure.

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