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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Republican candidate for Attorney General Whitney Westerfield says, if elected, he intends to leverage the power of the office to push back against the federal government on a host of issues.

Kentucky Fairness Campaign

A bill prohibiting transgender students from using the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identities will not make it to the full Senate.

Josh James / WUKY

The University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum is undergoing its annual transformation into a giant dance floor. Dance Blue – one of the largest student-run philanthropic events in the country – is about to enter its tenth year.

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Kentucky voters in local communities would have the option to pay for specific projects with a temporary one percent sales tax increase under legislation passed by the House Thursday.

The Kentucky House wants to see more of the Bluegrass on the big screen. Thursday, lawmakers in the chamber upped incentives offered to studios and filmmakers that agree to shoot in Kentucky.

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Hundreds of environmental activists braved frigid temperatures at the State Capitol for the 10th and possibly last “I Love Mountains” Day Thursday.

Josh James / WUKY

Right-to-work legislation approved in the Senate in the opening days of the 2015 session has died in a House committee.

Josh James / WUKY

Wednesday the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort became a showcase for creative Kentuckians.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky House leaders appear poised to allow debate on a statewide smoke-free law on the chamber floor Thursday. The vote would represent a first for the legislation, which has been introduced and discussed in committee for the past five consecutive years without action.

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For the second year, the Kentucky House has put its stamp of approval on a minimum wage increase, though the bill’s prospects in the Republican-led Senate remain bleak.