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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A memo alleging that the FBI abused its surveillance authority became public on Friday after a push by House Republicans.

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As school choice advocates rally across the state and in Frankfort, a battle is brewing over a proposed statewide scholarship tax credit aimed at helping low-income and disadvantaged children attend private schools.

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This week's violence at Marshall County High School has rekindled a now-familiar debate over the role of government in preventing school shootings.

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State officials report a dramatic increase in access to treatment for opioid addiction across the state, but providers still face roadblocks when seeking licenses. That's the argument made by supporters of House Bill 124, which passed through committee Thursday.

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Maintaining core state funding for K-12 education made the list of high priorities in Gov. Matt Bevin’s annual budget speech, but some advocates worry other proposed cuts and cost shifting measures threaten the state’s constitutional mission to provide an efficient system of public schools.

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Gov. Matt Bevin unveiled a two-year budget proposal Tuesday night that delivers smaller-than-anticipated cuts to most state agencies while eliminating dozens of government programs in order to fully fund contributions to all state retirement systems.

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The Kentucky House of Representatives has walked back a controversial rule change that created a special legislative panel to investigate former Speaker Jeff Hoover.

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Tuesday marked another day of high drama in the Kentucky House of Representatives as former House Speaker Jeff Hoover sought an amendment that would force critics seeking his expulsion to pay up if they're unsuccessful.

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Republican leaders have been adamant that pension reform should top the agenda in the beginning weeks of the 2018 session, but a revised bill has yet to surface.

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The introduction of new House rules for the 2018 legislative session evolved into a debate over who should control the gavel in the chamber.