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
2:30 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Group Ranks Lexington's Cleanliness

Keep Lexington Beautiful Truck
keeplexingtonbeautiful.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This Saturday representatives from Keep Lexington Beautiful will be keeping an eye out for litter, illegal signs, and graffiti as they tour the city. It’s part of their annual Community Appearance Index process.

Once a year, Keep Lexington Beautiful members get in cars with city employees, Bluegrass PRIDE staff, and community volunteers to rank the city’s cleanliness. Patricia Knight, KLB chair, says there’s a system.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Conference Organizers Say Kentucky Vulnerable To Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Conference Logo

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Kentucky may seem like an unlikely breeding ground for human traffickers, but the problem is growing nationally and one area college is hoping a conference will shine a light on the issue.

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Local/Regional News
3:07 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Health Illiteracy Among Factors Driving Up Health Care Costs

Health Literacy Summit Logo
healthliteracyky.org

LEXINGON, Ky. - Of the problems facing the nation's health care system, one rarely discussed factor helping up drive up costs is something called "health illiteracy." 

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Local/Regional News
1:45 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Health Advocates Rally For Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day at the YCMA in Beaumont Circle
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A coalition of organizations is rallying Wednesday to urge lawmakers and citizens to take a stronger stance against smoking in the Commonwealth. “Kick Butts Day” is focusing on preventing young people from taking up the habit.

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Live at WUKY
11:23 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Winterpills

Winterpills at WUKY
WUKY

Winterpills stopped by WUKY's studios for a chat and a couple live songs. Hear the complete interview and watch their performance of "Rogue Highway" from All My Lovely Goners below.

Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Bluegrass Local Food Summit Kicks Off

Bluegrass Local Food Summit poster
sustainlex.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The fifth annual Bluegrass Local Food Summit begins Thursday, March 22nd, and promises a wide array of events centered on the theme “Eating From Our Own Soil.” 

Each day of the summit will focus on a different topic – with Thursday highlighting the role of local government in creating programs to support local food systems, Friday spotlighting community partners, and Saturday emphasizing building community skills through school gardens and youth gatherings.

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Local/Regional News
1:44 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Maker's Mark And Keeneland Unveil Tim Couch Signature Bottle

Tim Couch Signature Series Bottle
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keeneland and Maker’s Mark unveiled the 16th entry in their signature charitable bottle series this morning. The bottle will feature a likeness of UK football great Tim Couch, who said he’s humbled to have been chosen.

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UK Perspectives
12:56 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Take Back The Night

Take Back the Night 2009
bluegrassnow.org

This week, the Director of UK’s VIP (Violence Intervention & Prevention) Center gives us a preview of the Take Back the Night rally, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th in downtown Lexington. 

Local/Regional News
2:32 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Lexington Bike Trail Nearer To Completion

Construction of the Bright Rail Trail
kyrailtrail.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new phase of a Lexington bike trail is in the works. City officials will be hearing public comment on the project Tuesday night.

The Urban County Government plans to seek grant funding for the project, which would connect the existing Brighton Rail Trail, which runs from Liberty Park to Man O War Boulevard, to Alysheba Way. Kenzie Gleason with the city’s Division of Planning says the 400-foot access trail would be a key piece in Lexington’s bike trail layout.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Commerce Lexington Goes To Cuba

Discover Cuba 2012
commercelexington.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Commerce Lexington and Chamber Explorations will be taking two groups to Cuba this year. The tours are open to all.

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