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
2:52 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Kentucky Bourbon Festival Turns 21

BARDSTOWN, Ky. - The Kentucky Bourbon Festival comes to Bardstown Tuesday. The  event is expected to attract another record crowd this year.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Double Crossover Diamond In The National Spotlight Again

Mock Up Of Double Crossover Diamond In Lexington
transportation.ky.gov

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s double crossover diamond on Harrodsburg Road is once again receiving national recognition – this time as one of the country’s ten best transportation projects.

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Local/Regional News
2:18 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Governor's School For The Arts Suspends New Media Program

New Media Student With The Governor's School For The Arts
kentuckygsa.org

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts has doubled in size over the past 25 years, but recent statewide budget cuts are forcing the organization to shelve its newest program.

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Local/Regional News
2:53 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Shriners Hospital Could Join UK Medical Complex

Shriners Hospital Off Richmond Road In Lexington
utoledo.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky is in talks with Shiners Hospitals for Children to relocate its Richmond Road facility to South Limestone.

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Local/Regional News
5:09 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Lexington Police Aim To Meet Victims' "Spiritual Needs"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Police Department is rolling out a new program designed to help crime victims handle emotional stress in the wake of tragic events.

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Local/Regional News
3:59 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Toyota Facing Class Action Lawsuit From Paint Workers

Toyota Logo

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - An ongoing dispute between Toyota paint shop workers and the automaker can go ahead as a class action lawsuit. The ruling was recently handed down by Scott Circuit Court Judge Rob Johnson.

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Local/Regional News
3:41 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Team To Investigate Veteran Mental Health Solutions

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has tasked a team of military and health care specialists with developing new strategies to deal with mental health and substance abuse problems among veterans.

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Local/Regional News
3:30 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

UK College Of Law Expansion Could Affect Two Historic Houses

The Mathews House On South Limestone.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With funding challenges standing in the way of the University of Kentucky’s plans for a new College of Law on Scott Street, the university is considering renovating and expanding the existing College of Law, but that could signal the end for two historic houses on campus.

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Local/Regional News
4:21 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Lexmark Spokesperson: "Technology Has Evolved"

Lexmark Inkjet Printer

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexmark’s exit from the inkjet hardware market boosted its shares by 14 percent Tuesday, but the cost-cutting measure will leave 350 Lexington employees without jobs and about 200 contractors looking for new work.

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Local/Regional News
4:13 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Opponents Worry I-75 Connector Will Take A Toll On Environment

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

SPEARS, Ky. - The mayors of Nicholasville and Richmond have weighed in on the long-term road project known as the I-75 Connector, which supporters say would ease traffic congestion and bolster commerce. But opponents of the proposed roadway say Kentucky could lose more than it gains.

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