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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Advocates for a comprehensive statewide anti-smoking law are set to press the issue for the fifth year in a row during the 2015 legislative session.

Increasing access to preschool may have bipartisan support in Frankfort, but questions about funding and role of private pre-K education providers could split the parties if the issue comes up during the 2015 legislative session.

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One Kentucky Cabinet official says a new report focusing on the economic impact of creative industries in the state could reshape how policymakers interact with the arts community.

The future of Bingham McCutchen’s Lexington location appears uncertain following reports of layoffs and a deal involving 227 partners at the law firm signing on under Philadelphia-based Morgan Lewis & Blockius.

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Economists may be watching the sales numbers coming from the big retailers, but Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear is urging shoppers to think local this year.

Financial concerns have shuttered the popular Lexington music venue known as Buster’s Billards and Backroom. The closing came as a shock to many supporters.

Lexington Division of Police Chief Ronnie Bastin

With Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin on track to become Lexington’s next Public Safety Commissioner, the search for a new top cop is already underway.

With emotions still raw over the verdict exonerating police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the similar outcome Wednesday night in the case of Eric Garner has some Lexington residents ready to take to the streets again.

If you rely on New Circle Road near Leestown to get to work or school, transportation officials have just two pieces of advice for you: Leave early or look for alternate routes. The area is now grappling with two separate road widening projects.

Josh James

Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin is set to take over as the city’s Public Safety Commissioner.