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 The Beatles and British Invasion rock, Josh 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, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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Josh James / WUKY

A bill delineating the process by which the governor may remove public education governing board members, or entire boards, advanced to the full Senate Wednesday.

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The Kentucky Senate signed off Friday on a bill designed to clarify and defend students’ right to voluntarily express religious and political beliefs at public schools and universities, but detractors only anticipate more confusion.

Associated Press

Reports that Gov. Matt Bevin failed to pay just over $9,000 in property taxes on his Louisville home are renewing calls for the chief executive to go public with his tax returns, but the governor isn't alone.

Josh James / WUKY

In his State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night, Gov. Matt Bevin hailed the early work of the new Republican majorities in Frankfort and vowed to make Kentucky a national model in areas ranging from manufacturing to post-Affordable Care Act health reforms.

Josh James / WUKY

An energized overflow crowd packed into the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort Wednesday for the Kentucky Right to Life Association's annual rally.

Josh James / WUKY

As state lawmakers gear up for round two of the 2017 legislative session, so too are activists – some of whom are getting involved in politics for the first time.

AP Pat Sullivan

Every law enforcement agency certified through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund has adopted new sexual assault policies mandated by the 2016 General Assembly. The changes are aimed at preventing another backlog of rape kits.

Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts made a swing through Lexington Wednesday, speaking at the University of Kentucky just one day after President Donald Trump announced his choice to fill the ninth seat on the high court. But observers hoping for insight into Roberts' take on Trump or the looming battle over his nominee went home empty-handed.

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With all of the international students affected by President Trump’s new travel restrictions at the University of Kentucky accounted for, attention now shifts to the unexpected, and often emotional, decisions those students will face in the coming months.

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