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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Thursday’s Kentucky Farm Bureau forum with the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor saw some of the most heated exchanges between the two candidates yet, but it could be a mere preview of what’s to come when the pair appear at the Fancy Farm picnic next week.

Josh James / WUKY

New and returning members of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were officially sworn in Thursday.


The Kentucky Department of Parks is removing Confederate battle flag merchandise, such as cap and hats, from parks gift shops.

Lexmark To Axe 500 Jobs

Jul 21, 2015

Lexmark shares tumbled 23 percent Tuesday on news that quarterly earnings are down from the same period last year. And the company’s ongoing restructuring will mean another 500 pink slips for employees.


Kentucky’s economic forecast is improving, according to Gov. Steve Beshear. Today, state’s top official announced a decision to funnel $82 million in surplus dollars into Kentucky’s “rainy day fund," bumping the grand total to just over $209 million.


Republican State Sen. Chris McDaniel says he expects lawmakers will wind up reworking language in 2015’s anti-heroin bill during the next session.

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The search is on for Lexington’s first project management director.


Court proceedings will resume next week in the case of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses following the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex unions in June. The hearing was put on pause Monday because Davis’s lawyers said she had not received official notification of the lawsuit.

Kentucky Republicans are questioning the need for Kentucky health insurance exchange, known as Kynect, in the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling keeping federal subsidies in place for plans purchased through both state or federal exchanges.


Needle exchange programs may be optional for local communities thanks to this year’s sweeping heroin legislation enacted by the General Assembly, but questions remain about just what that means.