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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When a mobile dental unit began work in four Eastern Kentucky counties a decade ago, 7 out of every 10 elementary school children suffered from untreated tooth decay – some severe. But one initiative supported by the University of Kentucky is steadily bringing that number under control.


Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jack Conway is promising, if elected, to bring new focus to preschool and other early childhood programs as part of a broader education plan released Tuesday. It's an issue the Attorney General hopes will produce a stark contrast between himself and GOP opponent Matt Bevin in the minds of voters.

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Lexington health officials are calling the first week of the city’s new needle exchange program a success, though the initial 2 ½ hour window saw participant levels in the single digits.

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After spending more than four decades in what was supposed to be a temporary space, the University of Kentucky’s School of Art and Visual Studies is welcoming students and faculty into a brand new facility this semester.

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Football fans and University of Kentucky officials are reporting a successful debut for the newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, but the event did highlight a handful of traffic and parking concerns still yet to be ironed out.

The University is Kentucky is looking to export its campus-wide sexual assault survey to other schools in the Commonwealth. On the heels of the survey data’s release last week, the university announced it's seeking partners for a Kentucky consortium that could replicate the Campus Attitudes Toward Safety or CATS survey on the state level.

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Lexington health officials are about to find out whether months of planning and preparation for the city’s needle exchange program will produce results.

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While University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops squares away strategy for Saturday's inaugural game in the new Commonwealth Stadium, UK police and officials are crafting plans of their own to deal with the massive crowd expected this weekend.

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While lawmakers took action to stabilize Kentucky's dwindling gas tax revenue in the waning hours of the 2015 General Assembly, the state's road fund is still expected to take a nearly $140 million dollar hit this fiscal year. And no concrete plans are on the table to make up for the lost receipts.

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For the past nine years, Fayette County Public Schools officials have been improperly handing out surplus dollars to schools -- that's the conclusion of a Kentucky Office of Education Accountability investigation. The report lines up with previous findings by district officials.