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
4:27 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

House Committee OKs Bill Clarifying Eminent Domain Law

Eminent domain hearing draws crowd at the Capitol.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

A state House committee has approved a bill that would prevent the Bluegrass Pipeline developers from using eminent domain to acquire land.

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Local/Regional News
5:28 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Ky. Lawmakers Take Aim At "Patent Trolls"

Credit gearhartlaw.com

A practice known as “patent trolling” is the target of a bill that passed the Kentucky Senate Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
5:18 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Senate Bill Shifts Oversight Roles In Health Cabinet

Under a bill passed by the state Senate Tuesday, a nine-member board would take charge of oversight of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

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Local/Regional News
1:28 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

State PVAs Seek Solution To Budget Shortfall

Like many agencies, Kentucky’s Property Valuation Administrator department is finding itself in a budget crunch.

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Local/Regional News
2:58 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Kentucky Retirement System Representatives Questioned About Troubled Equity Fund Investment

Kentucky Retirement System representatives answered questions about a $24 million KRS investment in private equity fund The Camelot Group Monday.

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Local/Regional News
1:17 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Lawmakers Set To Testify In Arnold Ethics Hearing

Credit Louisville Courier Journal

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, along with two other Republican senators, will testify at a legislative ethics hearing Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
3:30 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Students Up All Night For Good Cause

Stage lights soon to be hoisted above the Dance Blue stage
Credit Josh James / WUKY

University of Kentucky students are setting the stage tonight for an event that has become the largest student-run philanthropic event in the SEC.

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CURTAINS @8!
11:46 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Simone Dinnerstein And Tift Merritt Exclusive Interview

This Saturday evening at The Norton Center for The Arts in Danville, Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt are performing their song cycle "Night." WUKY's Joe Conkwright catches up with these diverse musicians for a three way conversation.

Hear the interview on Curtains@8 or listen below.

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Local/Regional News
3:35 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Ky. Animal Advocates Press Lawmakers On Dogfighting, Euthanasia

Animal advocates were joined by Romeo (the namesake of Romeo's Law, which made it a Class D felony to torture a dog or cat unless it is a first offense and there is minor physical injury) for Humane Lobby Day at the Capitol
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Animal advocates are hoping lawmakers will enact a number of House bills focusing on dogfighting, euthanasia, and animal trusts.

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Local/Regional News
3:16 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Capilouto: Higher Education Cuts Undermine UK's Efforts To Compete

Credit kyforward.com

University of Kentucky president Eli Capilouto is urging lawmakers to reconsider the 2.5 percent higher education cuts in Gov. Beshear’s budget.

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