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
12:41 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Poet Nikky Finney Saying Goodbye To The Bluegrass

Credit nathanielturner.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. -The departure of the award-winning poet and professor at the University of Kentucky is being called a tremendous loss for commonwealth.

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Local/Regional News
2:37 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Lexington And Louisville Mayors Push For Pension Reform

Mayor Jim Gray addresses an impromptu meeting of Kentucky mayors at a press conference in Frankfort Monday.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State and local officials, including Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, came together in Frankfort today to press for action to address rising pension costs.

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Local/Regional News
10:37 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Barr Takes Oath of Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky’s new Sixth District Congressman, who was sworn in Thursday, says he already knows where much of his attention will be focused.

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Local/Regional News
12:40 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

New Council Members To Be Sworn In Sunday

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Nearly a third of Lexington’s Urban County Council will be made up of new faces next week. The newly elected members will be sworn in Sunday.

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Local/Regional News
1:53 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Kentucky Utilities Rates To Increase

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The average bill for a Kentucky Utilities customer will increase by $5.16 in the coming year. The hike comes after the Public Service Commission accepted a settlement Thursday with KU and Louisville Gas & Electric.

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Local/Regional News
3:35 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Audit Finds Insufficient Oversight Of Executive Benefits On Mental Health Board

LEXINGTON, Ky. - State Auditor Adam Edelen released a report Thursday detailing problems with executive compensation on the Bluegrass Regional Mental Health – Mental Retardation Board.

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Local/Regional News
12:03 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Movie Theater Project Considered For Downtown Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A second movie theater could be coming to downtown Lexington, if talks between the city’s Downtown Development Authority and a California movie theater developer are successful.

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Local/Regional News
12:49 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

$9M In Tax Incentives Approved For 21c Hotel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s 21c hotel will join the Kentucky Speedway, the Newport Aquarium, and the Ark Encounter in receiving tax incentives from the state’s Tourism Development Finance Authority.

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WUKY Events
3:34 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Register For The Urban Mountain Challenge

Urban Mountain Challenge is a stair-climbing event where climbers will be competing against the clock for fastest time as individuals or in pairs.

On January 26th you are invited to climb to the top of the Kincaid Towers (Central Bank building) and the Lexington Financial Center (Fifth Third Bank building) in Downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Once you reach the top, look out at the breathtaking panoramic view of downtown Lexington. Then enjoy a celebration with food, drinks and entertainment at the Survivors’ Party outside of the Kincaid Towers!

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Local/Regional News
3:21 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Police Bring A Little Holiday Cheer To Shriners Hospital

Nevaeh Southern (left) and Elizabeth Albritton (right) open presents from the Fraternal Order of Police
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge 4 made a special stop at Lexington’s Shriners Hospital for Children Tuesday.

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