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
5:18 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Dueling Sponsorships Blamed For Failed WEG Bid

Credit panoramio.com

The Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium won’t be filled with World Equestrian Games spectators in 2018 – and the reason why might be in the name.

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Local/Regional News
2:22 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

City, UK Consider Path Forward On Rupp Arena

The two sides caught up in the Rupp Arena controversy will meet this week to discuss a way forward.

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Local/Regional News
2:09 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Construction Underway On Housing For Residents Displaced By Newtown Extension

Affordable housing construction gets underway in the former Southend Park
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Officials broke ground Monday on affordable housing for residents displaced by the Newtown Pike Extension project.

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Local/Regional News
2:41 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Lexington "Honor Flight" Gives Veterans An Experience To Remember

Cecil Grimes, 90-year-old veteran of World War II, korea, and Vietnam, and his son, Barry Grimes, make their way through the first checkpoint before boarding Lexington's first "Honor Flight."
Credit Josh James / WUKY

A group of Kentucky veterans boarded a plane bound for the nation’s capital Friday morning, the first-ever “Honor Flight" to stop in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
3:07 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Stumbo, Stivers Join Chorus Of EPA Critics

House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers

Kentucky’s legislative leaders are in rare agreement on President Obama’s plan to curb carbon emissions.

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Local/Regional News
2:08 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

McConnell Legislation Aims To Avoid Another Hemp Standoff

Workers plant first round of hemp seeds at UK's Spindletop Farm.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Senator Mitch McConnell is working to pass an amendment aimed at preventing another standoff over hemp seeds.

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Local/Regional News
1:17 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Affordable Housing Advocates To Air Concerns Over 21c Funding

Affordable housing advocates, hospitality industry employees, and others are raising questions about the 21c Museum Hotel project in Lexington.

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WUKY in the News
6:07 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

WUKY One Of Paste Magazine's "10 Radio Stations You Wish Were In Your Town"

From Paste Magazine:

With online listening and the I Heart Radio movement, you can hear most radio stations anywhere you can get wifi. But if you’re typically wired to your Spotify playlist on road trips, we’ve done the tuning for you—here are 10 listener-supported radio stations with consistently great programming, great hosts, and even some local flavor.

Check out WUKY ranked #7! Read the full article.

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Local/Regional News
5:02 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Frankfort Lobbying Still Trending Upward Despite 2014 Dip

The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is reporting a slight drop in lobbying spending during the most recent session.

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Local/Regional News
4:49 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Taken To Hospital

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Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Tom Shelton was taken to the emergency room this morning.

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