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
2:16 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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1:20 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Opposition To Euclid Kroger Expansion Takes Shape

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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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1:57 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Ad Attacks McConnell Over Filibuster Deal

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A new Senate Majority PAC ad that began airing across the state Tuesday portrays Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a lawmaker whose influence is on the wane.

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Local/Regional News
12:45 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Sen. McConnell Rails Against VA Backlog

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Obama needs to personally address the backlog of disability claims handled by the Veterans Affairs Department. McConnell made the remarks at a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Louisville.

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2:50 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Kentucky Closes Out Fiscal Year With Surplus

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State Budget Director Jane Driskell announced Friday Kentucky state government will wrap up the 2012-13 fiscal year in the black. Thanks to reigned-in spending by cash-strapped state agencies and a small bump in General Fund revenues, the state will close out the year with a surplus of just over $70M.

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2:14 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Federal Judge Stops Short Of Restraining Ky. Officials From Acting Against Advice Columnist

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - A federal judge is declining to restrain Kentucky officials from taking action against parenting advice columnist John Rosemond if they choose. Rosemond filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging the state with violating his First Amendment free speech rights by labeling his syndicated column an “illegal practice of psychology” in Kentucky.

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12:49 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Influential Lexington Developer Dies

Developer Donald Webb

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Locally well-known businessman and developer Donald Webb has died. Webb and his brother Dudley began investing in real estate in the early 70s.

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12:54 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

HealthFirst Reorganizing Ahead Of Health Reform Changes

LEXINGTON, Ky. - HealthFirst Bluegrass is announcing a number of cutbacks – including the elimination of 21 positions – as the organization works to meet the requirements of the new health care reform law, but nine new positions will also be created.

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1:06 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Lexington Police Officers Challenge Judge's Dismissal Of Health Benefits Lawsuit

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A group of retired and current Lexington police officers is appealing a federal judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit that alleges the city violated their constitutional rights by not contributing 100 percent of the cost of their retiree health insurance programs.

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12:45 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Frankfort Fairness Ordinance Moves Forward, With Tweaks

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Frankfort city commissioners made small tweaks and revisions to the city’s proposed fairness ordinance Monday. Supporters don’t see the changes significantly weakening the effect of the law if it passes.

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