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
12:14 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Tates Creek Sidewalks To Be Completed By Spring

Crews work on the sidewalks along Tates Creek Road
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington Mayor Jim Gray officially recognized the long-delayed sidewalk construction taking place along Tates Creek Road Thursday morning. An additional $556,000 from the state was required to move the project toward completion.

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Local/Regional News
11:42 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Local Memorials Honor 9/11 Victims And Fallen Lexington Officers

Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Victims of the September 11th attacks are being remembered in downtown Lexington and on the University of Kentucky campus Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
11:40 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Board Of Health To Replace HealthFirst Board With New Entity

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Fayette County Board of Health has voted to dissolve its ties with the HealthFirst board after months of stormy relations with the group.

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Local/Regional News
12:52 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Agency Pushes For Downtown Management District

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Downtown Lexington Corporation is hoping to generate interest in a public-private partnership model that has helped hundreds of other communities across the country improve their downtown areas. The organization has launched a petition to create what’s called a “downtown management district.”

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Local/Regional News
12:19 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Community Health Fair Expands

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For ten years, the University of Kentucky has been presenting a Community Health Fair geared toward lower-income Lexingtonians.

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Local/Regional News
3:36 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Latest UK Public-Private Project Unveiled

W.T. Young Library Remodeled 2nd Floor
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky garnered national attention in 2011 for its plan to privatize student housing. Now, the latest privately-funded project on campus is on display the W.T. Young Library.

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Local/Regional News
12:16 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Big Ass Fans Helps Apes Beat The Heat

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington-based Big Ass Fans has announced a major charitable donation, but the beneficiaries aren't human.

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Local/Regional News
3:35 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Health Boards Clash Over Leadership, Finances

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Fayette County Board of Health and HealthFirst remain at loggerheads after a Thursday night meeting of the HealthFirst board failed to address demands made earlier this week by the Board of Health.

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Local/Regional News
3:27 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Lexingtonians To See Small Franchise Fee And Property Tax Hikes

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Slight increases in Lexington’s franchise fee on gas and utility bills and property taxes will have been approved the Urban County Council.

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Local/Regional News
3:34 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Census Data: 17 Percent Of Kentuckians Uninsured In 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. - New U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows that just over 621,000 – or roughly 17 percent – of Kentuckians under 65 had no health insurance in 2011. The percentage was slightly higher in Fayette County.

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