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.

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Karyn Czar / WUKY

Mayor Jim Gray is defending his decision to move swiftly after an Attorney General opinion cleared the way for the relocation of two Confederate statues downtown.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

The twin Confederate monuments at the heart of Lexington have been removed. The surprise conclusion to a years-long public debate happened relatively swiftly and without fanfare Tuesday evening.

Josh James / WUKY

Developers broke ground on a new hotel at The Summit at Fritz Farm Thursday. The $24 million dollar development is only the second of its kind so far.

Josh James / WUKY

A national group of emergency physicians says policies put in place by health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are shifting the bill for some ER trips to patients.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Sen. Rand Paul is open to discussions about the restrictions surrounding bump stocks – the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to boost the firing speed of semi-automatic weapons – but he says he needs to study the issue in more detail.

LexVegFest

LexVegFest returns for a second round this weekend, but organizers say the festival centered around plant-based eating elected to try out a new location.

Josh James

As a high-stakes Wisconsin gerrymandering case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, one Kentucky group is taking a closer look at the state’s electoral map. Their preliminary findings suggest the commonwealth isn’t among the worst offenders, but some district shapes do raise eyebrows.

lexingtonhealthdepartment.org

Restaurants will soon debut new health inspection reports, using a system the county health department believes will be easier for diners to decode.

LRC Public Information

Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering for the first time in more than a decade. On the same day, a forum in Lexington will examine how the legislative map-making affects the commonwealth.

Josh James / WUKY

Forty-eight Lexington police recruits walked off the graduation stage as police officers Thursday, and the city's police chief says they're hitting the streets at a time when the nation faces an uptick in violent crime.

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