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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Local/Regional News
1:42 am
Wed April 16, 2014

General Assembly Ends Session Without Rupp Funding, Heroin Bill

Credit Josh James / WUKY

The final hours of the 2014 legislative session were largely consumed by an ill-fated push to approve anti-heroin legislation.

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Local/Regional News
3:46 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Lawmakers Tackle Rupp, Roads, And Juvenile Justice As Session Nears End

Credit Josh James / WUKY

Two outstanding issues – the state’s two-year road plan and Rupp Arena funding – remain in limbo as the 2014 legislative session winds down.

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Local/Regional News
2:57 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Beshear Signs Bill Granting Tax Relief To Bourbon Distillers

Gov. Steve Beshear signs House Bill 445
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Bourbon makers in the Bluegrass are set to receive a tax credit to offset what’s known as the “barrel tax.” 

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Local/Regional News
11:39 am
Tue April 15, 2014

With Clock Ticking, Lawmakers Edge Closer To Road Plan Compromise

Credit aaroads.com

Lawmakers are reporting progress on a biennial road plan.

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Local/Regional News
3:48 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

New Rupp Financing Plan Reduces Size, Ups Bonding Capacity

State, city, and University of Kentucky officials met this afternoon to discuss a revised financing plan for the Rupp Arena renovation project.

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Local/Regional News
3:34 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Governor Signs E-Cigarette Ban For Minors

A bill banning minors from using e-cigarettes in Kentucky has officially became law.

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Local/Regional News
1:40 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Ky. House Moves To Clarify Legislative Ethics Commission Role

Former Rep. John Arnold

In the wake of a controversial decision by the Legislative Ethics Commission, the state House moved Monday to clarify the commission's role.

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Local/Regional News
4:26 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Kynect Sees More Than 30,000 Last Minute Signups

Kentucky’s health benefits exchange has seen more than 30,000 new customers during its extended enrollment period.

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Local/Regional News
4:23 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

State Revenue Trending Up

Kentucky’s General Fund revenue is on the upswing.

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Local/Regional News
4:16 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Director Named For Lexington Office Of Homelessness Prevention

Lexington’s new Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention now has a director.

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