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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Local/Regional News
3:37 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

House Committee Blocks New Abortion Measures

A handful of bills amending the state's informed consent laws regarding abortion were defeated by a state House committee Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
4:52 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Ky. Senate Votes For Shorter Sessions

Credit Josh James / WUKY

A measure trimming the length of legislative sessions in Kentucky passed the state Senate Wednesday with bipartisan support.

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Local/Regional News
4:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Lawmakers At Odds Over Medicaid Managed Care Issues

Lawmakers in Frankfort heard from mental health advocates Wednesday about the effects of the state’s switch to Medicaid managed care.

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Local/Regional News
4:31 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Rupp Project Supporters Hopeful As Hotel Tax Advances To Full House

Mayor Jim Gray lobbies a House committee to pass legislation allowing Lexington to raise its hotel tax.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Legislation clearing the way for Lexington to up its hotel tax to help fund the Rupp Arena expansion sailed through a House committee Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
5:06 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Kentucky Commission On Women Reaches 50 Year Milestone

A portrait of Marie Caldwell Humphries was unveiled as part of the ceremony.

Women leaders gathered at the Capitol Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Commission on Women.

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Local/Regional News
4:53 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Road Bills Clear House Committee, Republicans Balk At Changes

With the budget now in the hands of the Senate, state House members are now turning to the two-year road bills.

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Local/Regional News
3:54 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

More Blasts On The Way For Downtown Lexington

Credit WKYT TV

Traffic around CentrePointe in downtown Lexington will be blocked around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning as crews set off their second blast of the week.

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Local/Regional News
3:13 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Zohydro Facing Growing Chorus Of Critics

A powerful new painkiller that hit the shelves last week is drawing fire across the country, but criticism is particularly vocal in Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
3:08 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Kynect Signups Pass 300,000, But Deadline Looms

Over 300,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in healthcare coverage through the state’s benefits exchange.

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