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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Fayette County Public Schools officials are facing number of challenges in the coming weeks and months – from finding a new superintendent to addressing underperforming schools.

It’s just about time to officially dive in to summer as area pools prepare to open their gates Saturday. And this year, the Lexington Parks Department has eliminated one particular inconvenience that has annoyed local pool-goers for more than a decade – the lack of a credit card payment option.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the state could step in if Fayette County Public Schools officials don’t take timely action to address persistently low-achieving schools.

Woodford Humane Society

Memorial Day weekend means plenty of cookouts and festivities – including one geared toward residents of the canine variety.

SCAPE/Landscape Architecture of New York

Plans to create a linear park linking the Isaac Murphy Art Garden to Cox Street moved one step closer to becoming a reality this week as Urban County Council voted to draft a resolution supporting an application for a $13 million dollar federal grant to begin the process.

Josh James / WUKY

The Lexington Opera House has announced the shows for the 2015-16 Broadway and Variety Live season - and the lineup aims to attract theatergoers young and old.

2015 marks the first year Lexington was included in the national Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore index – a system for ranking public parks in the 75 largest cities in the country.


It was all eyes on the Republican gubernatorial race Tuesday night, as Kentucky voters finally had their say in the contentious and increasingly combative contest for the nomination.

Midway could soon join the growing list of Kentucky cities adding fairness ordinances to their books. The proposal under consideration does not contain controversial “religious freedom” language suggested in an earlier amendment.


A former Secretary of State took the stage in Lexington Monday as part of an annual Alltech conference.