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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Lexington primary voters had encountered few problems at the polls as of noon Tuesday, though reports just over a dozen vote-buying or bribery complaints have been lodged across the state.

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The 6th District Democratic primary took a negative turn on Friday, just days before voters descend on the polls to choose from a crowded roster of would-be challengers for Republican incumbent Andy Barr.

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Fayette County Schools officials say a nearly $10 million dollar state cut won’t result in any teacher or staff layoffs in the proposed 2017-18 budget, but other positions will be trimmed while the district searches for alternative funding for new safety recommendations.

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Lexington’s Urban League recognized its 50th anniversary Thursday.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell says a Democratic-led attempt to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules would "overregulate" the internet. The majority leader’s chamber narrowly voted Wednesday to overturn a Federal Communications Commission decision axing the online traffic guidelines.

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Silas House speaks with Joseph Crespino, author of Atticus Finch: The Biography. This new book is an examination of one of the most beloved figures in literature, the father in Harper Lee’s novels To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman.

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Sen. Rand Paul is seeking answers from the woman poised to become the next head of the CIA. The lawmaker sent a letter to Gina Haspel Tuesday asking whether she was aware of any surveillance of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Opponents of expanded gaming in Kentucky say Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing a path for states to legalize sports betting has them concerned but hopeful the General Assembly will resist pressure to okay the practice in the commonwealth. Others see promise. 

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The six Democratic candidates competing for Republican Rep. Andy Barr’s congressional seat sat down for their final debate Monday night, with two leading contenders sparring over their relationship to the party. 

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Kentucky leaders are touting a landmark attachment to the 2018 Farm Bill opening up the state and the nation to full-scale industrial hemp production, but other provisions in the massive omnibus legislative package have anti-poverty and animal welfare advocates crying foul.