Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now 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 numerous awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Reporter in 2014 and 2016. An avid music fan raised on British Invasion rock, Josh also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays. He currently serves as a station reporter and webmaster.

When he's off duty, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

Ways to Connect

A new radio show series is coming to Lexington this summer. Commons Crossing is a 10-week outdoor, free, live radio event happening Saturday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at WUKY's new studios at 2640 Spurr Road. Join us for a terrific lineup of great bands and artists starting on July 7th.

All shows are free and family friendly (that means animals too). Shows will feature food trucks.

Bring a chair or blanket and come meet us at Commons Crossing! For updates on shows, follow Commons Crossing on Facebook.

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Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk is pushing for an all-inclusive $13.4m school safety plan, to be funded by a tax increase.

Associated Press

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled against Gov. Matt Bevin’s first-in-the-nation Medicaid waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH. The 1115 waiver alters the state’s Medicaid expansion by instituting new work or volunteer requirements for able-bodied recipients.

Josh James / WUKY

Two Democrats who fought it out in the Sixth District congressional primary met on friendlier terms in Lexington Friday.

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A Kentucky senator who served on President Donald Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council during the 2016 presidential campaign says then-candidate Trump sounded amenable to providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, commonly known as dreamers.

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

With Wednesday's retirement announcement by Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Donald Trump is set to nominate a second justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Reaction in the commonwealth split predictably along partisan lines, despite reports that a Kentuckian could be in the running to replace the key swing vote.

A Fayette circuit judge has ruled that Lexington officials must release information about the city’s surveillance devices and how they’re used.

A federal school safety commission created by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida shooting in February made the rounds in Lexington Tuesday.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexingtonians filled the Fayette Circuit Courthouse square downtown on Saturday to voice their opposition to the separation of migrant families at the border.

Josh James / WUKY

Pension reforms approved by the 2018 General Assembly have been ruled unconstitutional.

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