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
7:39 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Mayor Gray Welcomes Supporters To Re-Election Headquarters

Gray 2014 Headquarters
Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mayor Jim Gray officially opened the doors to his re-election campaign office off Vine Street Tuesday evening.

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Local/Regional News
5:10 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Constitutional Officers Stick To Familiar Themes In Lexington Roundtable

State Auditor Adam Edelen, Secy of State Alice Lundergan Grimes, and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach at Commerce Lexington Roundtable
Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Nearly all of Kentucky constitutional officers gathered in Lexington Tuesday for a rare roundtable discussion.

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Local/Regional News
2:32 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Marksberry Going Independent In U.S. Senate Race

OWENSBORO, Ky. - Ed Marksberry, a long shot Democrat, announced Monday that he will run as an independent.

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Local/Regional News
4:34 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Legislative Research Commission Director Steps Down After Finishing Sexual Harassment Review

Bobby Sherman, LRC Director
Credit state-journal.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Bobby Sherman has stepped down as director of the Legislation Research Commission following the completion of an investigation into sexual harassment claims made against State Representative John Arnold.

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Local/Regional News
12:35 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Update: Centre Lockdown Lifted

DANVILLE, Ky. - Centre College was on lockdown Friday morning following reports of a shooting less than half a mile from campus. The lockdown order has been lifted, but the suspect remains at large.

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Local/Regional News
12:03 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

North Resigns; New HealthFirst Interim Executive Director Announced

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Following weeks of icy relations between the board of HealthFirst and the Fayette County Board of Health, HealthFirst Executive Director William North officially resigned Thursday, along with four more board members.

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Local/Regional News
8:21 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Lexington Philharmonic, Management Avoid Strike

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Members of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and their management tentatively agreed to halt long-term contract negotiations Thursday afternoon and go forward with Friday's scheduled season opening performance.

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Local/Regional News
4:47 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Central Kentucky Plays Host To Numerous Festivals This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Whether you’re up for a muddy challenge, a night of experimental art and music, or a chance to meet a horse racing legend, Central Kentucky has the festival for you this weekend.

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Local/Regional News
11:18 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Negotiations Continue

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Negotiations continue between Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and their management ahead of a scheduled concert on Friday. Orchestra members have voted to authorize their representatives to strike the season-opening concert if an agreement can’t be reached over key contract terms.

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Local/Regional News
7:43 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Public Weighs In On Early Vision For Arts & Entertainment District

Rupp Arena interior

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Architects and designers shared their early visions for the Rupp Arena Arts & Entertainment District at a public meeting Wednesday night. Though no new major designs were unveiled, more than a hundred Lexingtonians showed up to hear and comment on the plans.

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