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 Reporter in 2014 and 2016. 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 U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he senses presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gradually adopting a more disciplined tone as he pivots to the general election.

Wednesday saw the second of three scheduled public hearings on Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to Medicaid in Kentucky, and it attracted a large and mostly skeptical crowd.

Josh James / WUKY

The sponsor of a 2016 Kentucky bill that shares some provisions with a recently gutted Texas abortion law says he intends to reintroduce some form of the bill again during next year’s legislative session.

Josh James / WUKY

The head of the Bluegrass Area Development District says the agency has addressed every financial issue raised by state officials – and it’s personal and political agendas that are now driving the push to farm out its services to outside organizations.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky inspectors are on the lookout for thieves known as “skimmers," who prey on unsuspecting drivers filling up their tanks.

The United Way of the Bluegrass is taking over a designation previously held by the embattled Bluegrass Area Development District.

UK Claims Victory In Trademark Dispute

Jun 23, 2016
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A small Appalachian distillery embroiled in a trademark dispute with the University of Kentucky has lost its fight in a federal court.

Tom Godell / WUKY

The Lexington Urban County Council is putting new design standards for downtown construction on hold.

Board Actions Another Test Of Bevin's Authority

Jun 21, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's Republican governor said Tuesday he has "absolute authority" to disband any of the states' nearly 400 boards and commissions as the state's Democratic attorney general hints at possible legal action.

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File

In an unusually candid interview with Bloomberg Politics, Senator Mitch McConnell offered a window into his thinking on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.