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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4:45 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

WUKY To Air Common Core Documentary Monday, 9/1

Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test.
Credit Emily Hanford

There's plenty of controversy surrounding the Common Core, a new set of education standards adopted by most states. Getting less attention is what the standards actually say, and the fact that many teachers like them. 

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Local/Regional News
4:38 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Libertarian Senate Candidate's Petition Signatures Under Scrutiny

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson
Credit National Journal

The Republican Party of Kentucky is raising questions about signatures submitted by Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson.

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Local/Regional News
1:13 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Families Of Injured Firefighters Thank Community For Support

An outpouring of community support for two firefighters injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge accident has the victims’ families speaking out.

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12:47 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Wal-Mart Consulting Firm Withdraws Superstore Plans In Versailles

Credit versailles.ky.gov

Plans for a Wal-Mart superstore in Versailles appeared to be shelved.

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Local/Regional News
5:43 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Student Booths Put Diversity On Display

Credit Josh James / WUKY

As another class of UK freshmen start making their new homes on campus, more and more student groups are there to get them involved.

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Local/Regional News
5:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Former People's Bank Building Could Soon See The Wrecking Ball

Former People's bank building in Lexington
Credit www.kymodern.com

A unique piece of '60s architecture in Lexington could soon be slated for demolition.

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Local/Regional News
5:23 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Transylvania Requesting $14.5M In Tax-Free City Bonds

The Urban County Council is hearing the first reading Thursday of a proposal to issue $14.5M in bonds to fiannce Transylvania University’s new dorms.

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Local/Regional News
5:44 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Walgreens Taking New Steps To Protect Prescription Drugs In Ky.

Credit www.loopnet.com

Walgreens locations in Kentucky and Indiana will soon be outfitted with time delay safes, but they won’t be protecting money.

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Local/Regional News
4:31 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Revamped K-Lair Seeks To Balance Modern Convenience And Tradition

The newly redesigned K-Lair

K-Lair is back. The popular University of Kentucky eatery hosted its first new diners Wednesday.

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4:05 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Senate Candidates React To McConnell Recording

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Democrats are hoping to make hay out of a recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell laying out priorities and strategy with wealthy conservatives.

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