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

Pedestrians making their way down Lexington’s Short Street might notice the trek just got a little friendlier.


Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has appointed a political newcomer to fill a vacant seat on the Urban County Council.


A protest launched at the Kentucky State Fair Country Ham Breakfast Thursday ended with three attendees walking out in handcuffs.

Josh James / WUKY

Countless families were left separated and homeless in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago, but the catastrophe brought one family closer together as they resettled in Lexington.


Kentucky’s legal costs for defending its same-sex marriage ban all the way to the Supreme Court could be in the millions.

76 trees in Lexington’s Hamburg area are slated for removal next week. As Josh James reports, the city wants to halt the spread of an invasive beetle.


A vote this Saturday by Kentucky GOP leaders could deliver a serious boost or blow to Sen. Rand Paul’s political fortunes.  The 340-member state Republican Party central committee will decide whether to grant the candidate a work-around allowing him to appear on the primary ballot twice.

Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights agreed to a handful of resolutions Thursday dealing with hot button topics in the Commonwealth.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Construction of Lexington’s next high school resumed Thursday after city planners and the school district reached agreement on a plan to mitigate traffic backups near the school.

The first of four town hall meetings focused on the future of Lexington’s pools will be held tonight. The community input will help shape a broader aquatics master plan.