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
2:51 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

State Offers New Tax Return Tracker

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentuckians have two weeks to submit their income taxes, but more online resources are now available to not only help taxpayers file but to track the status of refunds.

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Local/Regional News
3:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Hotel Tax Amendment Just Misses Becoming Law

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Legislation that would have enabled the Urban County Government to provide more revenue for the Kentucky Horse Park by raising the hotel and motel tax by 1 percent failed to clear the legislative process Tuesday. This leaves the city looking for other ways to establish new sources of funding.

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Local/Regional News
4:21 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Sen. Paul On Marriage: "You Should Be Allowed To Make A Contract"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, talked to students at the University of Kentucky Wednesday about his recent filibuster over the use of drones, the passage of a state hemp bill, and the Supreme Court arguments on marriage.

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Local/Regional News
4:07 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Kentucky To Skip Spring?

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Last March was the warmest on record in Lexington, but as winter weather lingers, this March could go down as one of the coldest.

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Local/Regional News
1:49 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Journalist Searches For Common Ground On Guns

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In the wake of the Newtown shootings, the renewed debate over gun violence has highlighted deep divisions in the country, but a journalist speaking at the University of Kentucky Thursday still believes all sides can find common ground.

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Local/Regional News
2:57 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Anti-Violence Campaign Works To "Take Back The Night"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Several community groups will once again gather Wednesday night for a march and rally known as “Take Back the Night.”

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Local/Regional News
11:51 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Health Advocates: Child Health Survey Paints Rosier Picture Than Reality

LEXINGTON, Ky. - New data show that Kentucky children are healthier on average than kids across the country, but some health providers see the numbers quite differently.

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Local/Regional News
1:21 am
Tue March 26, 2013

State Auditor Releases Scott County Audit

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A financial audit of Scott County Fiscal Court released Monday shows minor violations in the areas of purchasing, segregation of duties, and payroll.

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Local/Regional News
3:13 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Sen. Paul Amendment Would Shift Funds From Foreign Aid To Bridge Repair

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul is proposing an amendment to the budget that would cut back on the nation’s foreign assistance in order to fund construction and repair of the country’s bridges.

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Local/Regional News
12:41 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

U.S. Education Sec. Calls For Improved Academic Standards For Student Athletes

LEXINGTON, Ky. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is one of a number of officials calling on universities to place more emphasis on academic benchmarks in coaches’ incentive packages.

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