WUKY reporters were honored with several awards Saturday night at the 2014 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Banquet.
WUKY’s Josh James took home two first place awards: Best Radio Reporter and Best Short Serious News Feature for a story detailing the legal cases challenging the authority of state libraries to raise tax levels. He was also named "Best in Show" in the radio category.
"It's an honor to be recognized by my peers, who have all done such great work this year," James said. "Working with our news team at WUKY is a rewarding experience in itself and I look forward to another year of covering the issues that are important to the community and the state."
WUKY News Director Alan Lytle said "this recognition for Josh is long overdue as he has been doing stellar work in our department for nearly a decade. At a time when more radio stations are downsizing their newsrooms, WUKY remains committed to the highest quality reporting on the issues important to Central Kentuckians. It's especially gratifying when you consider that WUKY was the only Lexington professional radio station to capture top statewide honors," Lytle said.
Former WUKY reporter Brenna Angel received two honorable mentions: Best Short Light News Features for "So Long, Film: Movie Theaters Struggle to Keep Up with Digital Conversion" and Best Special Series Documentary for "Appalachian Colleges Struggling to Keep Students."