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
12:40 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

New Public Library Branch To Open In 2015

Lexington Public Library's Eagle Creek Branch
Credit lexpublib.org

Once the largest branch of the Lexington Public Library, the landlocked Eagle Creek facility has outgrown its space, according to library officials.

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Local/Regional News
5:27 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Paul: Immigration Reform Still Alive Despite Cantor Defeat

U.S. Senator Rand Paul says, despite the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Virgina primary Tuesday, immigration reform isn't dead.

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Local/Regional News
4:55 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Officials, Citizens Hear Update On I-75 Connector

Consulting engineers on the I-75 Connector project in Madison County updated a Citizen’s Advisory Committee Tuesday night.

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Local/Regional News
4:50 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Local Restaurant Owner's Injury Sparks Wave Of Internet Giving

Feast of Love 4 Sav fundraiser as of 4:48 PM Wednesday.

The Lexington community has thrown its support behind restaurant owner Mamadou Savané following an accident that left him in intensive care.

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Local/Regional News
5:00 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Aramark Deal Marks Latest Move Toward Privatization At UK

UK's Apothecary Cafe
Credit uky.edu

The UK Board of Trustees is moving forward with a 15-year, $250 million dollar contract with private dining services provider Aramark.

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Local/Regional News
4:47 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Jonathan At Gratz Park Set To Close

Jonathan at Gratz Park
Credit tripadvisor

Downtown restaurant Jonathan at Gratz Park will serve its final dish at the end of the month.

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Local/Regional News
5:18 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Dueling Sponsorships Blamed For Failed WEG Bid

Credit panoramio.com

The Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium won’t be filled with World Equestrian Games spectators in 2018 – and the reason why might be in the name.

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Local/Regional News
2:22 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

City, UK Consider Path Forward On Rupp Arena

The two sides caught up in the Rupp Arena controversy will meet this week to discuss a way forward.

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Local/Regional News
2:09 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Construction Underway On Housing For Residents Displaced By Newtown Extension

Affordable housing construction gets underway in the former Southend Park
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Officials broke ground Monday on affordable housing for residents displaced by the Newtown Pike Extension project.

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Local/Regional News
2:41 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Lexington "Honor Flight" Gives Veterans An Experience To Remember

Cecil Grimes, 90-year-old veteran of World War II, korea, and Vietnam, and his son, Barry Grimes, make their way through the first checkpoint before boarding Lexington's first "Honor Flight."
Credit Josh James / WUKY

A group of Kentucky veterans boarded a plane bound for the nation’s capital Friday morning, the first-ever “Honor Flight" to stop in Lexington.

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