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
3:14 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Grimes, Comer Rally For Kentucky Farms To Food Banks Program

It’s not often visitors to the Kentucky Capitol are proudly decked out in orange, but Tuesday was an exception.

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Local/Regional News
2:04 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Barr, Westrom Officially Unveil Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr introduces the Military SAVE Act.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

The spotlight was on survivors of military sexual assault at the state Capitol Monday.

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Local/Regional News
1:03 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Heat Assistance Program Gets Underway This Week

Credit Greg Stotelmyer

LIHEAP, or the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Crisis Program, begins Monday in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
4:57 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse Building Purchased By Bank

Credit pennsstore.com

A local bank has become the new owner of the shuttered Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse.

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Local/Regional News
3:57 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Lexington Visitors Center Attracts 25,000 In 2013

Credit visitlex.com

The Lexington Visitors Center set a new record in 2013. The number of visitors jumped by more than 100 percent over the previous year.

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Local/Regional News
2:27 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Obama Initiative Earns Rare Kudos From Kentucky Republicans

President Obama’s Promise Zone program has produced a rare moment of agreement between the president and the state’s Washington delegation.

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Local/Regional News
6:18 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Medicinal Cannabis Hearing Arouses Passions

From right: Josh Stanley with Realm of Caring Dispensary in Colorado and mother Jill Haas testify on the positive uses of cannabis before the Health and Welfare Committee.
Josh James WUKY

The legalization of medical marijuana was the subject of a lively hearing before the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
5:51 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Kentucky House Committee Warned About Effects Of Drug Resistant Bacteria

The Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony on the problem of nosocomial, or healthcare associated, infections Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
4:31 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Smoke-Free Legislation "Ready To Roll," But Could Face Uphill Battle In Senate

It’s the fourth year lawmakers in Frankfort are pressing for a statewide smoke-free law, but advocates say the momentum is now on their side.

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Local/Regional News
4:20 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

State Representative Says Sexual Harassment Training Only Raises More Questions

Former State Rep. John Arnold, who resigned following charges of sexual harassment.
Credit Louisville Courier Journal

Lawmakers in Frankfort underwent the standard ethics workshops Wednesday morning, but with one new addition: sexual harassment training.

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