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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A bill making the targeting of police officers and other first responders a hate crime is on its way to the governor's desk.

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Kentucky is close to lifting a decades-old moratorium on nuclear waste storage in the state. While Senate Bill 11 also clears a path for the construction of nuclear power plants, a reactor in the commonwealth would still be a long way off.

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Animal advocates say lawmakers need to put more teeth into animal cruelty legislation or risk perpetuating the state's persistently low national rankings. Visitors - of the human and canine variety - brought that message to Frankfort Tuesday.

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Senate Democrats are working to present a united front against a bill they say threatens to "resegregate" Louisville schools.

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A charter school bill backed by Gov. Matt Bevin cleared one half of the legislature Friday, but not without sparking an animated floor debate in the House.

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A charter school bill is back on track in the Kentucky General Assembly, according to its sponsor. Earlier indications this week suggested the measure had hit roadblocks.

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A bill solar energy advocates worry could dampen enthusiasm for the alternative power source and discourage future adopters in Kentucky is likely dead for the 2017 legislative session.

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Another measure designed to bring Kentucky into compliance with the post-9/11 federal REAL ID Act won the stamp of approval in committee Tuesday, but some House Republicans want assurances from the governor that he won't veto the measure.

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When it comes to the percentage of women breaking the glass ceiling in the state legislature, Kentucky continues to lag behind the national average. But there are reasons to think the numbers could be on the move in the coming years.

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Fresh off a meeting with President Donald Trump, Gov. Matt Bevin took aim at the Affordable Care Act and the man Democrats have selected to offer a rebuttal to Trump's first State of the Union Address.

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