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
2:57 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Interview Housed At UK Reveals Martin Luther King, Jr. In Conversation

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Six months after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, the civil rights leader sat down for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning Kentucky author Robert Penn Warren.

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Local/Regional News
4:36 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Federal Judge: Army Corps Of Engineers Not Required To Consider Full Effects Of Mining

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal court decision has cleared the way for James River Coal to mine 756 acres of mountain on the Perry-Knott county line. A U.S. District Judge ruled the Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider the cumulative health impact caused by surface mining before it issues a permit.

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Local/Regional News
3:51 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Business Owners Eagerly Await Arrival Of UK Students

South Limestone the day before students arrive for the fall semester
Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - While professors prepare for packed classrooms, local businesses around the University of Kentucky campus are gearing up for one of their busiest seasons of the year.

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Specials
1:56 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Evers Audio

Specials
1:19 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers To Air On WUKY

2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. 

Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers explores this critical time in the Civil Rights Movement with poems by Frank X. Walker.  You'll also hear historical accounts of the time, set to the music of 1963.

The special will air on WUKY Saturday, August 31, at 2 PM and Monday, September 2, at 7 PM.

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Local/Regional News
12:47 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

New Kentucky District Lines Approved, Focus Shifts To Courts

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky General Assembly has passed new redistricting maps on the final day of its Special Session.

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Local/Regional News
6:49 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Senate Set To Vote On Final Redistricting Plan Friday

Credit Senate President Robert Stivers -- photo by Kentucky LRC

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The state Senate will take up an amended version of the redistricting plan passed by the House Friday morning, though the five-day window of the special session hasn’t allowed for all the changes senators wanted to make.

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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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