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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Josh James / WUKY

Art experts joined University of Kentucky faculty and students for a forum on public art and its proper role Monday. The event was part of a bourgening campus and community conversation centered around diversity and inclusivity.

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With just seven days remaining before the legislature takes a break and the governor’s veto window opens, the pressure is on the Senate to deliver its version of the budget.

AP

A bill eliminating coal mine inspections by the state sparked a lively debate in the Kentucky Senate Thursday before winning passage and moving to the House.

Josh James / WUKY

The state would continue to operate a health insurance exchange similar to kynect under a measure that passed a House committee Thursday, but the bill is unlikely to halt Gov. Matt Bevin's push to disconnect the online portal.

Josh James / WUKY

The latest version of the budget emerged from the Kentucky House of Representatives amid a flurry of procedural wrangling on the chamber floor Wednesday.

Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Capitol took on an international air Wednesday as refugees and their advocates gathered in the Rotunda. With tensions over immigration on the rise, the annual celebration and meet-and-greet with lawmakers has grown into a political statement.

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Four new lawmakers - three Democrats and one Republican - officially joined the Kentucky House of Representatives Tuesday. But there won't be much time for orientation.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky businesses could decline to provide services that conflict with the owner's sincerely-held religious beliefs under a bill passed out of the Senate Tuesday.

AP

With the first case of Zika virus identified in the commonwealth, Gov. Matt Bevin and state health officials say it's time to make sure residents are educated about the mosquito-borne disease.

AP

Legislation paving the way for charter school pilot programs in Fayette and Jefferson counties moved out of a Senate committee Thursday, but not without sustained questioning from opponents. 

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