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

The state budget arrived on the governor's desk just under the wire late Friday night as lawmakers pushed through priority legislation before the midnight deadline.

Josh James / WUKY

Final passage of the state's $22 billion spending plan looms large on the last day of the 2016 legislative session, but a number of other bills wait in the wings.

Josh James / WUKY

The first major touring exhibition of art from the United Arab Emirates makes its final stop at the University of Kentucky this week.

Josh James / WUKY

University of Kentucky officials want to make the temporary closure of a portion of Rose Street permanent.

Associated Press

A University of Kentucky political analyst says, now more than ever, voters should exercise caution in reading public polls.

knightfoundation.org

Imagining the possibilities for Lexington’s Phoenix Park – that’s the goal of a pilot project that just received the blessing of the Knight Cities Challenge.

Associated Press

The increasingly heated debate over Gov. Matt Bevin’s mid-year education cuts has a new, high-profile player: Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is making good on a promise to take legal action against the governor over fourth quarter education funding reductions ordered in March.

LRC Public Information

Lawmakers would like to have a budget compromise by Sunday night, which would give staff enough time to sort through the lengthy two-year spending plan in time for a final vote Tuesday.

Josh James / WUKY

Threatened legal action against Gov. Matt Bevin over his executive order trimming current-year funds for higher education won’t move forward just yet. A spokesman for Attorney General Andy Beshear says Monday is the earliest he might take the governor to court.

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