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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Associated Press

With a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage rights on the horizon, it’s unclear what shape the debate might take in Kentucky in the coming months, but several groups want to make sure the conversation doesn’t stop.

LRC Public Information

Leaders of the minority caucuses in the state House and Senate both argue the atmosphere in Frankfort has been tainted by political gamesmanship.

Associated Press

With the Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in Kentucky’s same-sex marriage cases in April, two groups advocating for gay marriage plan to host a town hall in Lexington Tuesday.

Bobbie Combs-Kentucky Arts Council

Lexington author and educator George Ella Lyon is set to become Kentucky’s 27th poet laureate. Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement official Friday.

LRC Public Information

The 2015 General Assembly may be on hiatus, but lawmakers still have plenty of homework to finish before returning to their respective chambers later this month.

Associated Press

A majority of Kentuckians continue to support the state’s same-sex marriage ban – that’s according to a Bluegrass Poll unveiled Thursday.

The local options sales tax – once chugging along at a good clip in Frankfort – appears to have stalled for good in the Kentucky Senate.

Josh James / WUKY

The final business day of the 2015 session before the 10-day recess brought a flurry of activity to the Kentucky Capitol Wednesday, but several key pieces of legislation will have to wait until the chambers reconvene later this month.

Josh James / WUKY

Should the state bond $3.3 billion to shore up the troubled Kentucky Teachers Retirement System now or wait nine months to study the issue? That was the question before the state Senate Tuesday and the vote suggests lawmakers remain divided over how to move forward.

Josh James/LRC Public Information / WUKY

As the clock ticks down on the session, it’s not unusual to see a frenzy of amendments attached to bills in the hopes of moving more contentious legislation through alongside measures with stronger support in both chambers. Now, a group of students with the Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team are experiencing the frustration of that process.