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 Reporter in 2014 and 2016. 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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AP

Republican Party leaders in Kentucky are sounding optimistic about Rand Paul’s odds in the GOP presidential primary – even though questions remain about how the candidate will appear on ballots in the Commonwealth.

On our first web episode, we talk with Jay McCoy, general manager of Lexington's Morris Book Shop about newly-minted Kentucky poet laureate George Ella Lyon, a novel with a soundtrack, and another title described by one reviewer as "a book that comes at you like doom."

lexingtonky.gov

In one more potential sign of a rebounding local economy, Mayor Jim Gray outlined an ambitious spending plan Tuesday that he argues is only possible because of prudent investments made by previous councils.

AP

And then there were two. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul became the second high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race Tuesday.

innovativetraumacare.com

The Lexington Fire Department is one of only two departments in the state testing out a new piece of EMS equipment designed to control severe bleeding in seconds.

Poised to make his 2016 presidential run official Tuesday in Louisville, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul rolled out the carpet early this week with a video dubbed “A Different Kind of Republican.”

Associated Press

UK Men’s Basketball fans know their team’s shot at the national championship game hangs in the balance Saturday, but for Gov. Steve Beshear a win will also mean another gift basket from a fellow governor.

AP

State Auditor Adam Edelen says getting an accurate count of the state’s untested rape kits is “the most important” thing his office will do this year. The top taxpayer watchdog plans to start investigating in the next few weeks.

AP

The man who oversaw major changes in the state’s academic standards over the last six years is stepping down in August. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announced the decision Wednesday.

LRC Public Information

2015 marked the first year for a new reporting requirement for business and other groups registered to lobby in Frankfort.

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