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
12:16 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Big Ass Fans Helps Apes Beat The Heat

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington-based Big Ass Fans has announced a major charitable donation, but the beneficiaries aren't human.

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Local/Regional News
3:35 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Health Boards Clash Over Leadership, Finances

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Fayette County Board of Health and HealthFirst remain at loggerheads after a Thursday night meeting of the HealthFirst board failed to address demands made earlier this week by the Board of Health.

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Local/Regional News
3:27 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Lexingtonians To See Small Franchise Fee And Property Tax Hikes

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Slight increases in Lexington’s franchise fee on gas and utility bills and property taxes will have been approved the Urban County Council.

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Local/Regional News
3:34 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Census Data: 17 Percent Of Kentuckians Uninsured In 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. - New U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows that just over 621,000 – or roughly 17 percent – of Kentuckians under 65 had no health insurance in 2011. The percentage was slightly higher in Fayette County.

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Local/Regional News
1:17 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Fayette County Board Of Health Votes HealthFirst Executive Director Out

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Fayette County Board of Health has voted to fire HealthFirst Bluegrass executive director William North following long-running concerns about the handling of an $11.7M dollar clinic project on Southland Drive.

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Local/Regional News
1:10 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Neighborhood Residents Challenge Salt Barn Proposal

LEXINGTON, Ky. - City officials say Lexington will need another salt storage facility by the end of next year, but the location approved by the Urban County Council in July isn’t sitting well with one neighborhood.

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Local/Regional News
3:37 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Legislative Research Commission Director Under Fire

LRC Executive Director Robert Sherman

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The executive director of the Legislative Research Commission is under pressure from LRC employee Yolanda Costner to resign. Costner is one of three women who filed a sexual harassment complaint against Western Kentucky lawmaker John Arnold and charged the LRC with failing to take their complaint seriously.

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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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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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