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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Josh James / WUKY

State House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed a five-member committee to dig deeper into accusations that Gov. Matt Bevin made threats and retaliated against Democrats in the chamber, charges the administration has categorically denied.

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Confederate statues in downtown Lexington continue to court controversy, despite a February decision by the mayor to add more context to the displays.

For the first time ever, Lexington will host a festival catering to vegetarians and vegans this Saturday – with the hope of planting a few seeds of doubt in the minds of meat-eaters.

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With less than six weeks remaining before Kentucky voters make their way to the polls, Senate candidates Rand Paul and Jim Gray have yet to debate. And the Democratic challenger has been working to make the incumbent’s still-unconfirmed schedule into a campaign issue.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court reaffirmed the First Amendment rights of anonymous online commenters Thursday.

Associated Press

Gov. Matt Bevin has not indicated yet whether his office will ask the Kentucky Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling barring his mid-year university budget cuts, but the chief executive sounded defiant on talk radio Friday morning.

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The four University of Kentucky football players credited with breaking the color barrier in the Southeastern Conference in the 1960s have been immortalized in statue form.

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An Urban County Government employee charged with possession with intent to distribute large quantities of fentanyl in Fayette County was in court Thursday.

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Facing a steady stream of criticism in the press and on social media, the University of Kentucky administration is seeking to open a new dialogue on sexual harassment. UK President Eli Capilouto says reforms could be on the horizon.

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch used a visit to the University of Kentucky to outline the federal government’s role in helping states stem the tide of opioid abuse.