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 The Beatles and British Invasion rock, Josh 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, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear says he's still awaiting clarification from the Executive Branch Ethics Commission on whether his office can move forward with an investigation into the purchase of Gov. Matt Bevin’s suburban Louisville home.

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Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky has surpassed its record for business investments in less than half a year. The record pace has been fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements.

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A lawsuit aimed at House Bill 1, known as Kentucky’s “right-to-work” law, argues the legislation is discriminatory and unconstitutional. But lawmakers who crafted the bill appear confident it will survive the court challenge.

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Kentucky’s emergency management agencies normally focus on natural disasters like tornadoes and floods, but Thursday they're getting up to speed on another kind of emergency: the state’s drug epidemic.

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Gov. Matt Bevin had pointed words for the media in a live broadcast on Facebook. The Republican used the platform Tuesday to call out the state’s two largest newspapers and wonder aloud whether some reporters "care about Kentucky.” 

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President Donald Trump’s heavy emphasis on defense spending is winning praise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but critics warn it comes at the expense of other vital government programs.

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The commonwealth's already-limping pension system has slipped further into the red. Thursday, the Kentucky Retirement System’s official debt grew by several billion dollars.

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The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting Attorney General Andy Beshear is considering an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the purchase of Gov. Matt Bevin’s home in Jefferson County.

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The former leading federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Kentucky says President Donald Trump's sudden dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey convinced him to join the chorus calling for a special investigation.

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A Western Kentucky judge who is attempting to recuse himself from all same-sex adoption cases is now facing an ethics complaint.