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
5:39 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Lexington Mourns Longtime Anti-Poverty Advocate Jack Burch

Former Community Action Council director Jack Burch
Credit publicnewsservice.org

Lexington is remembering perhaps its most well-known champion for the poor.

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Local/Regional News
5:17 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Shelton: School Staffing Cuts Could Be Revised Down

Under a new plan put forward by Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton, schools could see a smaller cut in staffing than anticipated.

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Local/Regional News
5:12 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Woodford Reserve Visitor Center Gets A Makeover

Josh James WUKY

The doors to Woodford Reserve's new visitor center officially opened Wednesday after five months of renovation work.

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Local/Regional News
4:48 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Beshear: Legislature Committed To Rooting Out Sexual Harassment

Former Democratic Rep. John Arnold
Credit Louisville Courier Journal

Gov. Steve Beshear says he’s confident the legislature is serious about combating sexual harassment in the state house.

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Local/Regional News
7:07 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Mayor's Budget: Senior Center Upgrade, 45 New Positions, $40M In Bonds For Rupp

Mayor Jim Gray unveils new senior center designs his FY2015 budget address
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray laid out his FY 2015 budget proposal Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
2:01 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Grimes, Jensen Join Paycheck Push

Credit dallas.culturemap.com

Two Kentucky Democratic candidates are joining President Obama’s push for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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Local/Regional News
1:17 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

29 Arrests Made Following Championship Game

Credit AP

Lexington police are calling post-game law enforcement efforts a success, despite an uptick in arrests compared with Saturday.

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Local/Regional News
6:34 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Former Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee To Address Poverty In Inez

Credit nationalinterest.org

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will turn his attention to poverty this month during an appearance in Inez.

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Local/Regional News
4:42 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Police Gear Up For The Big Game

Lexington Police chief Ronnie Bastin briefs reporters on plans for Monday night's NCAA championship game
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Lexington police are preparing to send out the largest deployment in their history in anticipation of tonight’s NCAA championship game.

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Local/Regional News
12:44 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Rupp Project Emerges As Key Issue For At-Large Candidates

More than a dozen candidates for at-large Urban County Council seats in Lexington took part in a forum Saturday.

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