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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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed the state budget and a hastily-passed tax overhaul approved by the GOP-led House and Senate – a decision has pit the governor against high-ranking members of his own party.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The Democrat argues the suit could strip the state of nearly $50 billion in federal funding for its Medicaid expansion over the next decade.

Josh James / WUKY

Dueling reports on the tax overhaul approved by the Kentucky General Assembly this week are adding fuel to the still-smoldering debate over the bill.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentuckians joined marchers across the country in marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wednesday.

Josh James / WUKY

School districts closed their doors across the commonwealth Monday as teachers descended on the state Capitol to voice their displeasure with eleventh-hour pension changes and a state budget they worry will deal another blow to public education.

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Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding. Teachers and other school employees gathered outside the Kentucky Education Association a couple of blocks from the Capitol chanting "Stop the war on public education" and holding or posting signs that say "We've Had Enough."

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington students rallied in solidarity with nationwide anti-gun violence demonstrations Saturday in the city's courthouse plaza.

Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the Bluegrass Thursday to meet with families of overdose victims. The country’s top lawyer said it’s time to toughen penalties for sellers of the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

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A controversial measure affecting the rate utility companies must pay solar customers for their excess energy passed the Kentucky House Wednesday.

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College campuses in Kentucky would be subject to new free speech rules under legislation approved by a Senate committee Thursday.

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