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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With the first case of Zika virus identified in the commonwealth, Gov. Matt Bevin and state health officials say it's time to make sure residents are educated about the mosquito-borne disease.


Legislation paving the way for charter school pilot programs in Fayette and Jefferson counties moved out of a Senate committee Thursday, but not without sustained questioning from opponents. 


Thursday, members of the Senate Education Committee heaped praise on a bill creating a new elective Biblical literacy course for Kentucky high school students.

Josh James / WUKY

Tuesday's special election results allow Kentucky Democrats to breathe a little easier during the 2016 legislative session, but party leaders contend an in-depth look at the returns bode well for the party's odds in November too.


Despite appeals directed squarely at conservatives on the panel, a bill abolishing the death penalty in Kentucky couldn't gain traction in a House committee Wednesday.

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Democrats successfully fended off Republican challengers in three of the four districts up for special election Tuesday.

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Republican Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer has taken the lead in challenging the Kentucky Horse Park Commission management, but the former chairwoman is firing back.

A House committee has revived the local option sales tax. The initiative allowing communities to vote on temporary sales tax increases tied to specific projects passed the House but did not reach a floor vote in the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015.

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Voters would be able to cast ballot at least 12 days ahead of elections under a new bill approved by a House committee Monday.

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The fate of Kentucky’s tenuous Democratic majority in the House of Representatives hangs in the balance Tuesday as voters determine the outcome of four special elections.