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
2:07 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

West Liberty To Receive $30M In Aid

Aerial photo of West Liberty in the aftermath of 2012's deadly tornado

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Representative Hal Rogers are promising residents of West Liberty $30M in aid to help them rebuild after 2012’s deadly tornado.

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Local/Regional News
4:29 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Digital Mammorgraphy Suite Coming To St. Joseph Jessamine

St. Joseph Jessamine

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is planning to create a state-of-the-art digital mammography suite at St. Joseph Jessamine using money gifted by the RJ Corman Railroad Group.

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Local/Regional News
3:02 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Group Working To Resolve Lingering Food Truck Questions

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A group tasked with reexamining the rules for Lexington’s mobile food vendors is moving closer to crafting a new ordinance, but two basic issues continue to divide food truck operators and downtown restaurant owners.

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WUKY Programs
12:41 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

WUKY To Air Hidden Kitchens

The Kitchen Sisters

WUKY To Air "Hidden Kitchens"

A new series will premiere on WUKY’s Saturday’s program schedule - Hidden Kitchens. An hour-long journey into the world of clandestine cooking, kitchen rituals and traditions. Tales of kitchens that suddenly pop up, kitchens that stay underground to survive, kitchens that are the keepers of a culture. Cooking traditions that spring from the most unlikely moments of history. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress, Frances McDormand.

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Local/Regional News
3:35 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Kroger Planning To Rebuild Euclid Store

Proposed Kroger redesign on Euclid Ave. in Lexington
Credit Kroger

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kroger has announced plans to tear down its Euclid Avenue store and construct a new, expanded one, but some neighborhood residents worry about the size and orientation of the proposed building.

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Local/Regional News
3:23 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

House Bill Aims To Regulate Kentucky's "Ghost Government"

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A new bill aimed at increasing the transparency of Kentucky’s more than 1,200 special taxing districts was unveiled Tuesday in Frankfort.

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Local/Regional News
2:52 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Conference Speakers Assess Kentucky Economic Climate

24th Annual Economic Outlook Conference 2013
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Gauging the economic outlook for Kentucky was the subject of a conference in downtown Lexington Tuesday. The meeting brought together economists, mayors from Lexington and Louisville, and a representative from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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Local/Regional News
6:17 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Winning Town Branch Design Brings Country Into The City

View along the path of SCAPE's winning Town Branch design
Josh James WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The winner of the Lexington Downtown Development Authority’s competition to design Town Branch Commons is SCAPE, a landscape architecture firm out of New York. Jurists in charge of selecting the design voted unanimously for the firm’s vision for a thread of public spaces along Town Branch.

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Local/Regional News
11:20 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Big Brothers And Big Sisters Of The Bluegrass Bounce Back

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass is celebrating a transformative 2012.

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Local/Regional News
1:06 am
Mon February 4, 2013

First Kentucky African-American Union Troops Honored

Enlisted African-American soldiers during the Civil War.
Credit civilwarreporting.wordpress.com/

DANVILLE, Ky. -The first African-American recruits to join the Union Army in Kentucky during the Civil War will be honored Monday with a historical highway marker.

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