Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now 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 numerous awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Reporter in 2014 and 2016. An avid music fan raised on British Invasion rock, Josh also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays. He currently serves as a station reporter and webmaster.

When he's off duty, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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Kentucky’s controversial Ark Encounter park celebrated its inaugural year Friday, but the following day visitors were greeted by its most vocal opponents.

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Lexington’s first new fire station in 12 years officially opened its doors Thursday.

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Former chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court John S. Palmore has died. The long-serving justice is being remembered as a towering figure in Kentucky law.

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The New Kentucky Project may have dipped off the radar in the months following its formal debut, but one of the founders, former Democratic state auditor Adam Edelen, says the group remains hard at work behind the scenes.

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Lexington’s Catholic Action Center is looking to the skies, in more ways than one. Thursday, the charity shelter on Industry Road shined a light on their latest project: going solar.

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Kentucky’s General Assembly recessed months ago, but most of the bills approved during the short 30-day session did not go into effect until this Thursday.

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The three remaining hopefuls officially vying to become the next executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Kentucky toured the grounds and met with clinical and campus leaders this week.

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown debuted the latest incarnations of its popular Camry for the TV cameras Wednesday.

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Following the lead of Louisville, Lexington is seeking an exemption from California’s recently announced travel ban to states it considers hostile to LGBT rights.

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City officials are thanking a “visionary group of donors” for moving the proposed Town Branch Park one step closer to reality. 

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