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
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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Local/Regional News
3:02 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Board Calls For Action From HealthFirst

LEXINGTON, Ky. - HealthFirst Bluegrass should produce an action plan by Friday to deal with issues raised in a recent report by state auditors – that was the unanimous decision reached by the Fayette County Board of Health Monday.

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Local/Regional News
12:46 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Kroger Scales Back Euclid Design

Credit Kroger

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Urban County Council is set to take up Kroger’s proposed expansion on Euclid Avenue Tuesday. The grocery chain announced plans to scale back the design on Monday following talks with neighborhood residents.

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Local/Regional News
3:53 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

UK Press Offering Free Electronic Copies Of Books

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University Press of Kentucky is going mobile. A new ebook loyalty program launched last week will help those looking to make their backpacks a little lighter.

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Local/Regional News
3:46 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

UK Program Eases The Transition To Medical School For Minority Students

LEXINGTON, Ky. - 32 prospective minority students just wrapped up a crash course in med school at the University of Kentucky as part of a student-led program.

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Local/Regional News
3:02 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Release Of Kentucky Children's Hospital Mortality Numbers Doesn't Resolve Legal Dispute

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Mark Plunkett

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The push to have UK release the mortality numbers began in late 2012 when the university denied an open records request by former WUKY reporter Brenna Angel. Still, despite the release of mortality rate data Friday, the matter remains tied up in court.

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