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
1:44 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Ashland Park Neighborhood Designated Historic District

Credit lexingtonky.gov

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s Urban County Council has designated the Ashland Park neighborhood a historic district. The vote came after a nearly five-hour special hearing.

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Local/Regional News
2:52 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Energy Assistance Program Running Out Of Funds As Weather Turns Colder

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With temperatures reaching new lows this winter, organizers with Community Action Council say a program designed to provide utility assistance to low income residents in Lexington is expected to run out of funds by mid February.

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Local/Regional News
1:53 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

KY Agriculture Department To Match Vets With Jobs

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is launching two new programs to connect military veterans and farmers looking for workers.

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Local/Regional News
3:34 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Sen. McConnell Draws Praise, Protest In Lexington

Sen. McConnell greets luncheon attendees (left) and protesters chant anti-McConnell slogans outside Rupp (right).
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell received a standing ovation at a Commerce Lexington Luncheon Friday, but it was a different scene outside the Convention Center.

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Local/Regional News
2:30 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Kentucky Jobless Rate Inches Down For December

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky’s jobless numbers continue on a slow but steady decline.

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Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Mayor Gray Names First Woman To Top Administrative Position

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mayor Jim Gray announced a round of mid-term appointments Wednesday, including the first woman nominated to the top administrative post in Lexington.

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Specials
2:28 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Curtains@8! Turns 20. Watch Video Retrospective

WUKY's Curtains@8! celebrates its 20th anniversary January 17! For 20 years, host Nick Lawrence has provided Central Kentucky artists with a forum to discuss their work and listeners with a fascinating look into what's going on in the local arts community. Join Nick as he marks an amazing milestone this week.

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Local/Regional News
1:58 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Best Of Bluegrass Looks To Expand On Popular Festival

Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - 2013 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Festival of the Bluegrass and this year attendees won’t just be flocking to the Kentucky Horse Park for their bluegrass fix.

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Local/Regional News
5:02 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

UK HealthCare Issues Temporary Policy Changes To Combat Flu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Temporary changes to UK HealthCare’s visitation policy will mean tighter restrictions for visitors to a number of facilities.

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