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
4:13 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Anti-Apartheid Activist To Speak At UK

Anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg
Credit www.vamos-muenster.de

An anti-apartheid activist who was jailed along with Nelson Mandela will deliver a lecture on the late South African leader Monday at UK.

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Local/Regional News
12:17 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Pike County Physician Pleads Guilty To Drug Relabeling

Following a years-long, multi-agency investigation, Pike County osteopathic physician Thad Manning has pleaded guilty to relabeling sample drugs.

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Local/Regional News
5:45 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Toyota Hopes To Fend Off Stylish Midsize Challengers With New Camry

2015 Toyota Camry
Credit toyota.com

Looking to head off competition from sportier rivals, Toyota is giving a facelift to its signature, Kentucky-manufactured vehicle.

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Local/Regional News
2:33 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

At-Large Council Candidates Talk Affordable Housing

Ten of the 13 candidates vying for at-large seats on the Urban County Council took part in a forum centered on homelessness Wednesday.

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Community Events
10:59 am
Thu April 17, 2014

LexArts Hop

LexArts Hop is Friday, April 18 from 5 to 8 pm.

The event is a self-guided tour of the visual arts in downtown Lexington, KY. Patrons begin at any location and visit as many or as few participating venues as they would like. Each site presents an exciting new exhibit for each Hop and, thanks to the generosity of many, admission is always free.

Along the Hop, patrons are also able to board the Trolley and travel to their next stop, free of charge, courtesy of LexTran. Trolley stops are marked on the map in this brochure.

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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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