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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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.

Josh James / WUKY

Leaders in the Kentucky LGBT movement gathered in Lexington Wednesday to discuss the challenges faced by rural gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Tom Godell / WUKY

Under the terms of a new, still-evolving agreement, CentrePointe developers the Webb Companies would hand over the project reins to a New York real estate firm and other investors.

Josh James / WUKY

Supporters of independent gubernatorial contender Drew Curtis gathered in Lexington Monday night to celebrate the digital entrepreneur’s official entry into the race.


Disagreements over the original intent of a needle exchange provision in this year’s anti-heroin bill have split lawmakers largely down party lines in Frankfort – and it appears those differences also extend to the candidates vying to become the state’s next top law enforcement official.

As teachers, principals, and administrators prepare to reopen the school doors across the Commonwealth this month, State Auditor Adam Edelen is releasing a checklist of sorts for districts wanting to avoid the kind of special examination Fayette County Public Schools faced in 2014.