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 Attorney General Andy Beshear is vowing to keep up his fight against pension reforms passed by the General Assembly this year. The Democrat is calling a recent move to disqualify the judge overseeing the case a stalling tactic by the Bevin administration.

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Local authorities say they have no reason to expect criminal activity caused the early morning explosion at a Lexington UPS facility Wednesday, but investigators still have more tests to run before it’s ruled out.

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Kentucky lawmakers plan to revive failed legislation beefing up protections for utility customers.

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Fans of Lexington’s premier country music festival won’t have to fret about storms or blistering temperatures ruining the fun this year. The show is picking up the equipment and heading indoors. 

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is sounding more like a candidate for governor in 2019. The Democrat says she’s paying attention to those encouraging her to run.

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Kentucky officials are busy sorting through the General Assembly’s new tax changes, which go into effect in July, while some affected businesses have yet to hear from the state.

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The Kentucky Department of Public Health is handing out 10,000 hepatitis A vaccinations to the 10 counties hardest hit by the multi-state outbreak.

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The campaign manager for Sixth District Democratic primary winner Amy McGrath says her decisive showing at the ballot box Tuesday shows there's a continuing hunger for non-traditional candidates who sidestep the standard political channels.

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Political newcomer Amy McGrath is Kentucky Democrats’ choice to challenge three-term Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the fall. Buoyed by the rural vote, the 42-year-old former fighter combat pilot upset Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the party's 6th District primary.