Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now 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 numerous awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Reporter in 2014 and 2016. An avid music fan raised on British Invasion rock, Josh also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays. He currently serves as a station reporter and webmaster.

When he's off duty, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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A former University of Kentucky College of Dentistry faculty member claims he was fired in retaliation for voicing critical comments about Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed Medicaid waiver.

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Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr says he’s an opponent of bailouts for any industry. The comments come as President Donald Trump mulls whether to eliminate healthcare subsidies which he described in a tweet as “bailouts.”

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Two new vaccine requirements went into effect for school-age children and teens in June, but Kentucky is making it easier to obtain religious exemptions.

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The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet has notified officials with the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown that the attraction is in breach of its Tourism Development Agreement, the deal providing for up to $18 million in state tax breaks.

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A federal judge has ruled that the couples who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to obtain marriages licenses are entitled to nearly $225,000 in legal fees – and Kentucky should pay up.

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Kentucky’s latest revised Medicaid waiver is expected to trim more Kentuckians from the Medicaid rolls than the original draft. Whether that’s a good or bad thing depends on whom you ask.

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A state government ethics panel is advising Attorney General Andy Beshear against launching an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin’s recent purchase of a Louisville house from a political donor – if he’s eyeing a run for governor in 2019.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says time is not on the side of the current GOP healthcare bill as written.

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Vice President Mike Pence flew to Lexington Wednesday with a message for Congress on healthcare reform: "Now is the time."

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Kentucky’s top election official is cheering a bipartisan resolution passed by the National Association of Secretaries of State, in what's widely viewed as a rebuke to the Trump White House.