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
3:00 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

City's Zip Line Dispute Continues

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A dispute over zoning and zip lines has led to Lexington city government to issue a warning to the owner of Boone Creek Properties over zip lines constructed on his property. Burgess Carey has 30 days to remove the zip lines or face fines, according to officials.

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Local/Regional News
2:53 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Attorney General Rules Blue Grass Area Development District Not A State Agency

Attorney General Jack Conway

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Attorney General Jack Conway’s office has ruled that the Blue Grass Area Development District, which was set to build a work-training program for ex-felons in Lexington’s River Park neighborhood, is not a state agency.

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Local/Regional News
3:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Speaker Stumbo: No Vote For Hemp Bill This Session

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill regulating hemp production in Kentucky appears to be dead in the state House for the 2013 General Assembly session. House Speaker Greg Stumbo told reporters Monday morning that time had run out for Senate Bill 50, which was approved by the Republican-led Senate last month.

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Local/Regional News
2:39 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Two Kentucky Sites Added To National Historic Landmark Registry

Camp Nelson 1864
Credit nps.gov

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two new Kentucky sites have been added to the list of National Historic Landmarks by the US Secretary of the Interior. The sites have close ties to Prohibition and the Civil War.

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Local/Regional News
1:52 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

I-75 Connector Meeting Could Help Determine Future Direction Of Project

The I-75 Connector Could Cross The Kentucky River And Limestone Cliffs Called The Palisades

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The I-75 Connector, a project long in the works, will be the subject of a Citizen’s Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow night in Richmond.

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WUKY In Depth
1:00 am
Sun March 10, 2013

Mondays With The Mayors - Fred Siegelman, Versailles

Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman

Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman chats with Josh James about his city's new privatized garbage collection as well as the challenges of attracting new businesses and urging citizens to shop local.

WUKY In Depth
1:52 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Outside Shot Author Offers A New Window Into The Sweet Sixteen

Keith O'Brien, author of Outside Shot

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keith O'Brien, author of Outside Shot, the story of Scott County High School's 2009-2010 season, talks with WUKY's Josh James about how lives can be shaped  and transformed by basketball.

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Local/Regional News
2:16 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Excommunicated Female Bishop From Kentucky Detained At The Vatican

Janice Sevre-Duszynska protesting at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY - An excommunicated female bishop from Kentucky has been detained by Vatican officials for protesting the lack of women voices in the church as it prepares to select a new pope. Janice Sevre-Duszynska is one 150 women priests in the world who are not recognized by the Roman Catholic Church.

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Local/Regional News
1:47 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Titanic Exhibit To Showcase Artifacts, Stories Of Ill-Fated Ship

Replica of Titanic staircase
Credit visitphilly.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s been close to 101 years since the RMS Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, immediately becoming a source of endless fascination for historians and the general public. Now, an exhibit opening this October will give Titanic enthusiasts in Lexington a chance to view the artifacts close up.

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

Lexington Crews Gear Up For Overnight Snow

LEXINGTON, Ky. - City street crews are preparing for duty tonight as forecasters predict up to four inches of snow for the Lexington area overnight.

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