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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Josh James / WUKY

While congressional Republicans and Democrats tangle over funding for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, a new conversation on immigration is starting in the Kentucky General Assembly. 

Josh James / WUKY

It may not be a budget year in Frankfort, but the General Assembly has made an exception for the University of Kentucky’s new proposed medical research center. Tuesday, the Senate signed off on $132.5 million in bonding for the project, leaving UK to match that amount.

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Craft brewers in Kentucky are cheering a Senate committee decision to move House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s “beer bill” to the full chamber. The measure would take the world’s largest brewer out of the distributing business in the Bluegrass.

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The sponsor of statewide smoke-free legislation in the Kentucky Senate says the bill is likely dead for this session.

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A Kentucky lawmaker says the state’s managed care organizations are shortchanging health care providers and driving hospitals out of business in the process. Sen. Ralph Alvarado wants more guarantees for providers when it comes to payments.

A record number of businesses and organizations have registered to lobby during the 2015 legislative session. According to a report by the Legislative Ethics Commission, 25 of those have signed on in just the past month.

School-based decision making councils would see their influence diminished under a bill passed by the Senate Education Committee Thursday.

Josh James / WUKY

Differences remain between the House and Senate over their respective heroin bills, but committees are working to reach a consensus.

Josh James / WUKY

With voting rights legislation for former felons stalling year after year in Frankfort, the annual rally for House Bill 70 can feel like a case of déjà vu for supporters.

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For Kentuckians unaware of penalties for failing to sign up for health insurance, opening their taxes this year could be a rude awakening. That’s why Gov. Steve Beshear has announced he’s adding an additional sign-up window between March 2 and April 30 for last-minute customers.

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