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
1:06 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Community Event Offers Homeless Vets A Chance To "Stand Down"

"Stand Down" attendee receives a free haircut at the annual VA event
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Hundreds of homeless veterans and others in need made their way through the Homeless Resource Connections Community Stand Down Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
3:25 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Beshear Laments Effects Of Government Shutdown

Gov. Steve Beshear is pressing Congress to resolve the government shutdown, saying it is having negative effects on Ky. families.

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Local/Regional News
12:37 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Lexington Fire Department Recognizes First All-Female Crew

L to R, Captain Maria Roberts, Sarah McGill, and Amanda Arbogast
Credit photo provided

The Lexington Fire Department recently marked a unique milestone.

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Local/Regional News
11:19 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Contenders For Stein's Open Senate Seat Emerge

Three names have emerged as likely candidates for state Sen. Kathy Stein’s newly open seat.

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Local/Regional News
3:40 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

UK Official: Difficult To Prepare For "Uncharted Waters" Of Possible Default

As the government shutdown enters its third week, UK  is covering some federal expenditures on research programs with institutional dollars.

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Local/Regional News
12:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

End In Sight For Legacy Trail Project

Lexington’s Legacy Trail is inching closer to completion.

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Local/Regional News
2:41 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

State Lawmaker To Revive Heroin Bill

One Kentucky lawmaker may renew her push for a failed bill that would further crack down on heroin trafficking.

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Local/Regional News
2:38 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Protesters Demand Rep. Barr Act To End Shutdown

Demonstrator Karissa Gerhke chants "Enough is enough!" through a megaphone in front of Rep. Andy Barr's office in Lexington
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Frustration over the government shutdown is becoming more visible in Lexington as groups mobilize to protest the lack of progress in Washington.

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Local/Regional News
2:27 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

New Science Standards Could Have One More Hurdle To Clear

Implementation of the new Next Generation Science Standards is moving forward in Kentucky, for now.

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Local/Regional News
2:58 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Mayor Gray: Homeless Shelter At Lorillard Lofts Lacks "Ingredients" Of Successful Project

Community Inn in Lexington

Officials have announced they will not pursue a proposal to locate a facility for the city's homeless population at Lorillard Lofts on Price Road.

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