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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Urban County Councilman Russ Hensley says he witnessed firsthand the nearly legendary traffic backup caused by the Luke Bryan concert at Talon Winery, which had concertgoers up in arms.


The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has put an Environmental Protection Agency regulation on hold for now. The measure, which would define the reach of federal jurisdiction over waterways under the Clean Water Act, attracted a multi-state lawsuit - one joined by Kentucky Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway.


With 2015’s heroin bill granting pharmacists greater leeway in dispensing the anti-overdose drug naloxone, the challenge now shifts to the education front.

Tom Godell / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council is expected to approve the hiring of a consultant to assess potential sites for a new city hall, but there’s one location in particular that’s bound to attract the most scrutiny.

Josh James / WUKY

Renovations are coming to one of the first projects funded through Lexington’s Office of Affordable Housing, and residents are praising the proposed improvements.

Robert Boag (Centre College)

The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor squared off in their second televised debate at Centre College in Danville Tuesday.

Religious Conference On Sexuality Draws Fire

Oct 5, 2015
Fairness Campaign

A conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is focusing on what it calls the "present crisis” of gay and transgender issues.

Josh James / WUKY

University of Kentucky and Lexington officials are mapping out traffic patterns for a day that’s bound to test the city’s thoroughfares. The combination of a rare Thursday night football game, Keeneland, and the usual weekday rush hour backups could produce long waits for commuters.

This week, a federal judge slapped down an effort by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to halt the printing of a syndicated advice column in the state. But the case represents only one in a string of court battles over the legal reach of occupational licensing boards.

LRC Public Information

Despite 2015’s short 30-day legislative session, lobbying expenditures in Frankfort are on pace to break records this year.