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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Local/Regional News
1:21 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Lawmakers Back Teacher Raises, Differ On Implementation And Funding

State House and Senate leaders are hammering out the details of a proposed pay raise for teachers.

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Local/Regional News
6:23 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Senate Scales Back House Transportation Budget

The state Senate has agreed to an extra $37 million for the Brent Spence bridge project in northern Kentucky as part of its transportation plan.

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Local/Regional News
3:48 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Heroin Bill Up Against The Clock

A bill aimed at combating Kentucky’s growing heroin problem is headed to the state House floor, but time is running out to pass it.

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Local/Regional News
4:43 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

State Universities Caught In The Middle Of Budget Fight

The Kentucky House and Senate are at odds over which university priorities to fund in the budget.

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Local/Regional News
4:37 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

2014 Session Could End Without Dating Violence Legislation - Again

Dating violence legislation looks to be unlikely during the 2014 session in Frankfort.        

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Local/Regional News
4:27 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Charter School Legislation Advances To House

41 of Kentucky’s chronically low-achieving schools could form charter schools under a bill adopted by the state Senate Tuesday.

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UK Perspectives
3:11 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

UK Looks Forward

This week UK Provost Dr. Christine Riordan has an update on the strategic planning process at UK.

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Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

226 Become U.S. Citizens At Transylvania University

Somali-born Awa Kohi displays her citizenship certificate
Josh James WUKY

It was wide smiles, hugs, and group pictures Friday afternoon at Transylvania University’s Haggin Auditorium.

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Local/Regional News
2:41 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Proposal Adds 15 Minutes To School Day

Fayette County public school students could see their school days extended by 15 minutes for the rest of the year to make up for snow days.

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Local/Regional News
5:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Juvenile Justice Reforms Head To The House

Sen. John Schickel speaks in opposition to juvenile justice reforms.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky’s juvenile justice system could see sweeping changes under a measure passed by the state Senate.

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