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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Comedian and actor Bill Burr isn't known for mincing words - and he stays true to form in this exclusive WUKY interview.

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For many stroke patients, the word “therapy” probably doesn’t conjure up images of fun and games, but a new therapy making its debut this year at Saint Joseph Hospital Rehabilitation at the Beaumont Centre YMCA has participants smiling.

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While intense research hasn’t yet produced a cure for Parkinson’s disease, a newly-approved treatment now available at the University of Kentucky is showing promise.

AP

Justin Smith and Efrain Diaz, the pair of men charged in the murder of University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger, have pleaded not guilty in Fayette District Court. Having waived their right to a formal arraignment, their next court appearance has been scheduled for May 7.

Kentucky Kernel

Lexington police have apprehended and charged 18-year-old Justin Smith with the murder of University of Kentucky student and Kentucky Kernel photographer Jonathan Krueger. Authorities are still seeking others potentially involved in the Friday morning shooting.

AP

A religious freedom provision similar to the language that sparked a nationwide backlash against a controversial Indiana bill was removed from a proposed Fairness Ordinance working its way through the Midway city council this week.

The photo editor of the student run newspaper at the University of Kentucky was shot and killed early this morning.

Josh James / WUKY

GOP gubernatorial hopeful James Comer unveiled a higher education plan Thursday he says would slash tuition costs by 50 percent for many students at the state’s flagship universities.

Josh James / WUKY

With construction on a new Kentucky State Police trooper training facility nearing completion in Frankfort, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says officers are preparing to shift operations from their 30-plus year home inside headquarters to a larger, more secluded location.

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State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office set about discovering the size and scope of the state’s backlog of untested rape kits this week. Preliminary estimates suggest the unexamined collections of biological evidence taken from sexual assault victims could number in the hundreds, if not thousands.

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