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
4:14 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

State Budget Director: "Bumpy" Recovery Continues

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky ended the 2013 fiscal year with a $70.6M General Fund surplus, but State Budget Director Jane Driskell says the recovery continues to be “bumpy.” Driskell told a Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue Thursday that the state saw modest General Fund growth, exceeding analyst expectations by $40M.

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Local/Regional News
4:58 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Fayette Health Boards Meet With Clinic Plans In Limbo

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the fate of an $11.7 million dollar clinic hanging in the balance, the two boards that oversee public health in Fayette County are scheduled to hold competing meetings Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
12:58 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

House Passes Redistricting Bill By Comfortable Margin

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A legislative redistricting bill sailed through the state House of Representatives this afternoon, but not before lawmakers from Fayette, Scott, and a handful of other counties spoke against the compromise.

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Local/Regional News
11:26 am
Tue August 20, 2013

New Redistricting Maps May Need To Take Effect Immediately

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A federal court order issued Friday has created another hurdle for lawmakers in Frankfort as they try to hammer out new legislative boundaries by the end of the week.

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Local/Regional News
2:59 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Frankfort Lawmakers Optimistic At The Outset Of Special Session On Redistricting

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With federal judges poised to take over state legislative redistricting should the General Assembly fail, Democratic and Republican lawmakers are expressing optimism that a deal will be reached by the end of the special legislative session in Frankfort this week.

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Local/Regional News
1:38 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Vicco In The Media Spotlight Following Colbert Report Segment

Vicco Mayor Jonny Cummings

VICCO, Ky. – After being featured in a segment on The Colbert Report this week, the eastern Kentucky town of Vicco is getting offers from reality TV show producers.

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Local/Regional News
12:48 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Kentucky Horse Council Gets A New Leader

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Horse Council has selected a new executive director.

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Local/Regional News
12:06 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

New Renderings Of CentrePointe Project Published

The CentrePointe project from the corner of Vine Street and Limestone.
EOP Architects

LEXINGTON, Ky. - New design plans for the proposed CentrePointe project have surfaced ahead a review meeting set for August 21.

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Local/Regional News
1:32 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Council Clears The Way For Euclid Kroger Expansion

Credit Kroger

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Following a more than 6 ½ hour public meeting early Wednesday, the Urban County Council voted unanimously to grant a zone change requested by Kroger, clearing the way for a major expansion of its Euclid location. The decision comes over the objections of residents who fear the new store will overwhelm the neighborhood.

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Local/Regional News
6:47 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Dual Surveys Show Strong Support for UK President From The Community, Mixed Reviews From Faculty

Credit kyforward.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto will soon receive a review from the Board of Trustees. UK’s executive committee heard the results of two surveys Tuesday encompassing both faculty and the wider community.

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