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.


Local/Regional News
4:53 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Garth Brooks Shows Bring Excitement, Challenges

Garth Brooks chats with the press before the first Friday show.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

It’s been 16 years since Garth Brooks took the stage in Lexington and judging from the ticket sales, it would appear he hasn't lost his star power.

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WUKY In Depth
1:04 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Hear WUKY's Interview with NPR's David Greene, Author Of Midnight In Siberia

David Greene took some time off from his hosting job at NPR's Morning Edition to trek 6,000 miles across Russia and the result is chronicled in his new book , Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey in the Heart of Russia.

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5:28 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Municipal Races

Urban County Mayor:

Jim Gray (incumbent)

Anthany Beatty Sr.


Urban County Council:


At Large:

Steve Kay (incumbent)

Richard Maloney

Kevin O. Stinnett

Bill Cegelka

Jon Larson

Chris Logan

1st District:

Chris Ford (incumbent)

2nd District:

Shevawn Akers (incumbent)

Michael Stewart

3rd District:

J. “Jake” Gibbs

Chuck Ellinger II

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5:25 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

State Races

Kentucky State Senate:


12th District:

Kathy Warnecke Ryan (D)

Alice Forgy Kerr (R, incumbent)

22nd District:

Tom Buford (R, incumbent)

28th District :

R. J. Palmer II (D, incumbent)

Ralph Alvarado (R)

34th District:

Michael Cope (D)

Jared K Carpenter (R, incumbent)


Kentucky House of Representatives:


39th District:

Russ Meyer (D)

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5:22 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

National Races

U.S. Senate:

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)

Mitch McConnell (R, incumbent)  

David Patterson (Libertarian)

U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky 6th District:

Elizabeth Jensen (D)

Andy Barr (R, incumbent)

Local/Regional News
1:57 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Contested Palmer Ad Stays On The Air

A TV ad being run by Democratic state Senate candidate R.J. Palmer will remain on the air despite legal action by his opponent Dr. Ralph Alvarado.

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Local/Regional News
1:28 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Summit Aims To Bridge Divides Between Green Organizations


With environmental and green organizations popping up across the Bluegrass, the challenge is often how to bring them together.

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Local/Regional News
4:07 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Downtown Driver's License Office Moves To New Location

Lexington's new Driver's License Office off Winchester Rd.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

If you’re looking to acquire or renew your driver’s license in Lexington, you’ll find one of the city’s two offices has moved.

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Local/Regional News
5:16 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Copper Theft Costing Kentucky Taxpayers Millions

It’s a risky crime that involves a lot of know-how and planning to pull off, but copper theft on Kentucky’s highways is on the rise.

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