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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The president of the Kentucky Coal Association says both major candidates for governor are slated to attend a second closed-door meeting with industry executives, but pressure is mounting to make the event public.

Josh James / WUKY

The University of Kentucky officially unveiled the final dorms in its new Woodland Glen complex Tuesday.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Construction of Lexington’s next high school has been suspended while city officials and school district representatives address concerns about the proposed traffic flow around the building.


With Kentucky becoming the stage for the continuing debate over same-sex marriage, opponents say the time is right to press for enhanced religious liberty protections for officials and business owners who object to the Supreme Court’s decision.

Josh James / WUKY

A new, first-of-its-kind encyclopedia tracing the experience and contributions of African-Americans in Kentucky is set to be published this month. The nearly 600-page collection includes the work of more than 150 authors.

Lexington drivers commuting between Nicholasville and Tates Creek Roads will face one less detour starting this Sunday. The realignment and reconstruction of the Alumni Drive corridor is nearing completion.

Mark Flores

When students at Lexington’s Rosa Parks Elementary headed back to school this week, they were greeted by a new playground. But the recently-installed equipment has one new feature that sets it apart from others in the community.

Shuttered music venue Buster’s Billiards & Backroom will reopen its doors – with new owners and a new name in September.

In this installment, we chat with Kentucky Women Writers Conference director Julie Wrinn about two intriguing non-fiction titles - one dabbling in all manner of touchy topics and another focusing on the incomparable life of Jazz Age personality Henrietta Bingham.


Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis must begin issuing marriage licenses – that’s the decision reached by U.S. Judge David Bunning late Wednesday.