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
1:28 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Psychiatrist Tapped To Run New Eastern State Hospital Declines Offer

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky announced Tuesday that Peggy Stephens, an Indiana psychiatrist who was appointed earlier this month to lead Eastern State Hospital, has turned down the offer.

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Local/Regional News
12:02 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Kentucky Gay Marriage Supporters And Opponents React To DOMA Ruling

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the Supreme Court ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, much of the focus is likely to shift to the states.

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Local/Regional News
1:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Divided Frankfort Lawmakers To Consider Fairness Ordinance

FRANKFORT, Ky. - City leaders in Frankfort are moving forward with a fairness ordinance.

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Local/Regional News
5:20 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Voters To Decide 56th District Special Election Today

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Voters in Woodford county and parts of Fayette and Franklin counties head to the polls today to select a replacement for state Representative Carl Rollins, who stepped down to take a higher education post.

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Local/Regional News
3:10 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Federal Judges Weigh Their Role After Special Session Called To Handle Redistricting

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A three-judge panel conducted the first hearing on a pair of lawsuits involving legislative redistricting Friday. The panel’s decision will set the course for future judicial involvement in redrawing district lines. 

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Local/Regional News
4:02 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Convention-Goers Weigh In On Lexington Conventon Center Redesign

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A focus group made up of key convention organizers and attendees has been examining preliminary plans for the proposed redesign of the Lexington Convention Center.

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Local/Regional News
4:23 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Eastern Ky. Relatives Originally Charged Under Federal Hate Crimes Law Sentenced To Prison

LONDON, Ky. - Two Eastern Kentucky men convicted in 2012 of kidnapping and assaulting a gay Letcher county man were both sentenced Wednesday to time in federal prison.

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Local/Regional News
12:20 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

UK Makes "Honor Roll" In Controversial Teacher Prep Survey

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Louisville can boast of making the “Honor Roll” in a first-ever national survey of teacher-training programs released Tuesday. Yet officials are calling the overall results “dismal.”

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Local/Regional News
2:20 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Urban Outfitters Pulls Line Of Products Modeled After Pill Bottles

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Retailer Urban Outfitters has bowed to pressure from anti-drug groups and 24 attorneys general, including Kentucky AG Jack Conway, who’ve called for the company to stop selling flasks, shot glasses, and pint glasses that resemble prescription pill bottles.

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Local/Regional News
12:42 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Transportation Officials Focus On Brannon Road Growth

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the growth of the Brannon Crossing shopping area, the narrow 3-mile long stretch of road between US 60 and US 27 called Brannon Road is handling more and more traffic these days.

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