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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Kentucky Historical Society

Democratic State Sen. Gerald Neal says he’s not sure if the momentum to remove a prominent marble statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda has reached critical mass yet, but he’s hearing more discussion about it than ever before.

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Monday morning Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced a road name change downtown, but this one had nothing to do with construction.

Differences over a proposed minimum wage increase have prompted Vice Mayor Steve Kay to leave his position on the board of Commerce Lexington.


The constitutionality of same-sex marriage was decided by the Supreme Court in June, but the issue will be back before a Kentucky court Monday.

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Lexington’s first LEED Platinum building was ceremonially certified Thursday. As Josh James reports, the facility is also the first office building in the state to earn the highest ranking from the internationally recognized green certification system.

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Smoking has been banned in most public places in Lexington for more than a decade, but the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is asking child care centers to go a step further.

On this episode, we chat with Morris Book Shop's own foodie, Brenda Marksbury, about her favorite Kentucky cookbooks.

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Debate on a possible minimum wage increase in Lexington is set to resume in August.

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Just how should Lexington memorialize its complex and splintered Civil War past? That was the central question of a two hour long community discussion Tuesday night, spurred by the renewed national debate surrounding the Confederate flag.

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Nearly three-fourths of young Kentuckians could not answer the call of duty if required – and high levels of obesity are mostly to blame. That’s according to a new report from Mission: Readiness, a non-partisan national security organization.