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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State Representative and co-chair of the Kentucky Public Pension Oversight Board Brent Yonts says he’s open to the idea of a comprehensive audit of the state’s debt-ridden pension system.

One spot on the committee tasked with screening potential Fayette County Superintendent candidates was decided by the flip of a coin Monday.

Libraries across the state are keeping a close eye on the Court of Appeals in Elizabethtown, as the outcome of a case there could slash funding for about a hundred locations.

University of Kentucky president Eli Capilouto is condemning what he calls “hate-filled slurs” directed toward peaceful campus protesters this week.

The University of Kentucky has launched an effort to promote and strengthen its ties with the Central Appalachian region. A new series of stories called “Rooted in Our Communities: The University of Kentucky in Appalachia” can be found on UKNow.

Kentucky’s massive pension debt has the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce pushing for a comprehensive audit of the entire state retirement system.

Josh James / WUKY

The first round of blasting on the New Circle Road widening project went relatively quickly Wednesday, as crews began bridge work that’s expected to take weeks. But drivers shouldn’t count on such a speedy turnaround every day.

The deadline to obtain new health coverage through the state’s exchange, known as Kynect, is fast approaching. Those interested in signing up for coverage that would start next month have until December 15 to select a new plan, though open enrollment continues until February. 

State Auditor Edelen won’t be releasing his formal audit on the subject until early next year, but the auditor gave a preview of his findings at a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce conference Monday.

Sherman Carter Barnhart

Ground was broken on a new Lextran headquarters Tuesday in Lexington.