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 water main break on Leestown Road has reportedly sent employees at Lexington’s Amazon warehouse home on Cyber Monday and led to a boil water advisory for water customers in the area.

Kentucky Democratic Party

The recently elected chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party says he believes the party’s recent electoral victories in other states can translate to wins in the solidly-red commonwealth.

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Kentucky’s secretary of state is getting behind medical marijuana – by convening a task force to study the issue and propose a framework for implementation in the commonwealth.

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Mayor Jim Gray says a new cable competitor is coming to Lexington. Fiber optic company MetroNet is also committed to realizing the mayor’s goal of making Lexington a “gigabit city.”

A Fayette Family Court judge who courted controversy in recent years is hanging up his robe.

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Conversations are underway between the city and the University of Kentucky that could result in a major land swap deal – one that would give the school control of a number of roads in and around campus.

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Kentucky education groups are advocating an alternative pension reform program they say will ease the financial pressure on the state while maintaining defined benefits plans for future teachers.

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Kentucky's GOP House Majority Floor Leader says party members remain united behind Speaker Jeff Hoover, despite reports this week that he quietly settled a sexual harassment claim by a female staffer outside of court.

Legislative Research Commission

The No. 2 ranking Republican in the Kentucky House of Representatives says Speaker Jeff Hoover has the full support of the caucus despite a report that he settled a sexual harassment claim with one of his staffers.

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The day after it was announced that University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy will leave his post at the end of the year, the official met with UK employees at a regularly scheduled meeting.