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
3:28 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Capilouto Makes The Case For State Support Of UK

UK President Eli Capilouto testifies before the Interim Economic Development Committee
Credit Josh James / WUKY

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto testified before the General Assembly’s Interim Economic Development Committee Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
5:44 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Superintendent Pay Edges Up In 30 Ky. School Districts

While a new report shows 49 of the state’s 173 school districts reducing superintendent pay, some are moving in the other direction.

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Local/Regional News
5:38 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Loretta Lynn Among Medal Of Freedom Recipients

Credit biography.com

Kentucky native Loretta Lynn received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
3:20 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Gov. Beshear Pledging Action On Nursing Home Problems

Gov. Steve Beshear is pledging to improve nursing home care in Kentucky after receiving a report ranking the state near the bottom nationally.

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Local/Regional News
2:31 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

UK Acquires Papers Of Influential Education Policy Group

Former Prichard Committee director Robert Sexton
Credit theprincipal.blogspot.com

Historians and researchers interested in education policy will soon have a new treasure trove to explore at University of Kentucky Libraries.

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Specials
11:37 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Lexington Smoking Ordinance At 10

2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of the passage of Lexington's no smoking ordinance. To explore the history of the law and how its viewed today, WUKY is working together with Story Corps to bring you reflections from lawmakers, business owners, musicians, and a host of others in the community about the effects of the ordinance.

Check back for updates.

Introduction

Ellen Hahn with the Center for Smoke Free Policy

Story Corps Interviews

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Local/Regional News
5:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

New Class Of Troopers Joins Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police Academy welcomed 62 new troopers to the KSP ranks Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
4:48 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Council Member On Assistance Cuts: They've Got To Change Their Minds On This

Credit Greg Stotelmyer

With steep cuts to the Child Care Assistance program now  in effect, Lexington lawmakers are arguing the state must find a way to restore the funding.

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WUKY In Depth
2:09 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

WUKY To Feature Audio From Storycorps Smoke-Free Project

This week WUKY begins airing audio from an oral history project involving the 10 year anniversary of Lexington's No-Smoking Ordinance.

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Local/Regional News
1:51 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Transportation Survey: Maintaining Existing Roads Top Priority For Kentuckians

A statewide survey shows Kentuckians want transportation officials to focus on maintaining and improving existing roads rather than new construction.

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