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
5:27 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Blue Grass Airport Embarking On Maintenance Upgrades

A new program aimed at enhancing operational safety at Blue Grass Airport is moving forward with federal funding.

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Local/Regional News
5:22 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

60-Year Master Distiller Receives Rare Title

Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell
Credit bourbonblog.com

A Master Distiller with 60 years of experience in the mix received a rare honor Tuesday in Lawrenceburg.

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Local/Regional News
1:32 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Officials Encouraged By New Fayette ACT Numbers

Fayette County Public School students outperformed the state average on the ACT college readiness assessment in 2013-14.

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Local/Regional News
11:53 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Corvette Museum Sinkhole To Be Filled

Credit photo provided

The sinkhole that swallowed eight cars inside Bowling Green’s National Corvette Museum last February is set to be filled in.

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Events
11:11 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Sept. 12-13

Writer Tracy Smith will headline the 2014 Kentucky Women Writers Conference

The 36th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be held on September 12 and September 13 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington.

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Specials
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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Local/Regional News
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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