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
4:47 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Polls Offer Different Early Snapshots Of McConnell-Grimes Race

Credit politico.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A poll by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows Senator Mitch McConnell trailing Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by one percentage point, but the Republican Minority Leader’s campaign is labeling the poll  as “fictitious.”

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Local/Regional News
4:40 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Report Casts Doubt On Kentucky's Readiness To Expand Medicaid

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Auditor Adam Edelen is expressing concerns about the Kentucky’s readiness to extend Medicaid coverage to 300,000 more Kentuckians next year. A review of the state’s managed care system shows an 8 percent drop since 2011 in Medicaid providers.

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Local/Regional News
8:53 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Alison Lundergan Grimes Makes It Official

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes officially kicked off her campaign Tuesday night in Lexington. The state’s top Democrats were on hand to lend their support.

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Local/Regional News
12:04 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Democratic Senate Candidate Ed Marksberry Sues Ky. Democratic Party

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Democratic Party’s push to generate momentum for Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has fellow Democratic candidate Ed Marksberry crying foul.

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Local/Regional News
11:56 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Gov. Beshear Names Three Supporters To UK Board of Trustees

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Three longtime supporters of Gov. Steve Beshear will be joining the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Beshear has also appointed a celebrated horse trainer to the state Horse Racing Commission.

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Local/Regional News
3:13 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Ky. American Water To Implement Rate Increase Ahead Of PSC Approval

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky American Water customers will see a $5 jump in their monthly bills as the company implements a rate increase it requested in 2012. That request is still pending before the Public Service Commission.

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Local/Regional News
3:15 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Audit Finds Improper Project Manager Selection Process, Conflict Of Interest At HealthFirst

State Auditor Adam Edelen and Mayor Jim Gray announce the results of HealthFirst audit

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An audit of HealthFirst Bluegrass has uncovered four areas of concern that could derail a $12M dollar federally-funded clinic project on Southland Drive.

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Local/Regional News
11:38 am
Thu July 25, 2013

World Equestrian Games CEO Dies

Jack Kelly
Credit courierpress.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Jack Kelly is being remembered as a key sports figure in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
2:16 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Nixon Documentary To Be Screened At Kentucky Theatre

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Our Nixon, a film composed of archived footage mostly shot by President Richard Nixon’s three closest aides, will be screened at the Kentucky Theatre Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
1:20 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Opposition To Euclid Kroger Expansion Takes Shape

Credit kentucky.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With an Urban County Council vote on the Euclid Kroger expansion on the docket soon, some neighborhood residents are mounting a campaign to stop the plans from being approved.

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