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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Mayor Jim Gray’s $22 million dollar budgeting recommendation for repairs to Lexington’s increasingly fragile former Fayette County Courthouse survived an Urban County Council vote Tuesday.

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While employees making minimum wage in the executive branch of state government are cheering Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to bump their pay to $10.10 an hour through executive order Monday, the change could be short-lived if the next governor decides to scrap the action.

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University of Kentucky art professors and students are getting their first glimpse of their new home base.


Taking a page from President Obama’s playbook, Gov. Steve Beshear is raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for some state employees through executive order. Beshear signed the order Monday during a ceremony at the Kentucky Horse Park.


Lexington officials are promising a week’s worth of festivities surrounding the 2015 Breeder’s Cup World Championships – set to take over Keeneland this October for the first time in the racetrack’s history.

Lexington PVA

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Lexington a $200,000 grant to go toward cleanup at the old Fayette County Courthouse. The funds are administered through what’s called the EPA Brownfields Program, which aims to help communities rid properties of contaminates so they can be repurposed.


Health officials have delivered a preliminary plan for a needle-exchange program to the Lexington-Fayette Board of Health.

The beginning of pool season in Lexington hasn’t exactly gone swimmingly, but officials say the technical problems keeping some facilities closed should be resolved soon.

Lexington’s next city budget is beginning to take shape. Tuesday, he Urban County Council made some provisional changes to Mayor Jim Gray’s $323 million dollar spending plan.


Music lovers in Eastern Kentucky and around the world are remembering the woman known as the “Mother of Folk.”