Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now 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 numerous awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Reporter in 2014 and 2016. An avid music fan raised on British Invasion rock, Josh also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays. He currently serves as a station reporter and webmaster.

When he's off duty, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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Kentucky state employee work force has shrunk by more than 9,000 over the last 20 years. Meanwhile, payments to outside contractors has been on the rise.

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Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is expressing disbelief that some of his fellow senators would support the phasing out of ICE, the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency.

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Republican Governor Matt Bevin and members of his party are promising a fight on the state’s embattled pension reforms.

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President Trump is holding a news conference at the White House with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Conte has been in the office for a few months. His approach to government in Italy has been compared to that of Donald Trump in the United States. Italy has recently hardened its approach to immigration, for instance, and challenged European Union partners. Trump, for his part, has expressed support for Conte, at one point tweeting that "the people of Italy got it right!"

Watch the news conference live.

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Kentucky’s Medicaid administrative costs jumped by more than 40 percent after the adoption of controversial work requirements for some able-bodied recipients – that’s according to a new report out this week by Wall Street credit rating agency Fitch. 

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A new radio show series is coming to Lexington this summer. Commons Crossing is a 10-week outdoor, free, live radio event happening Saturday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at WUKY's new studios at 2640 Spurr Road.

Join us for a terrific lineup of great bands and artists starting on July 7th. All shows are free and family friendly (that means animals too). Shows will feature food trucks.

Bring a chair or blanket and come meet us at Commons Crossing!

Alan Lytle

Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk is pushing for an all-inclusive $13.4m school safety plan, to be funded by a tax increase.

Associated Press

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled against Gov. Matt Bevin’s first-in-the-nation Medicaid waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH. The 1115 waiver alters the state’s Medicaid expansion by instituting new work or volunteer requirements for able-bodied recipients.

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Two Democrats who fought it out in the Sixth District congressional primary met on friendlier terms in Lexington Friday.

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A Kentucky senator who served on President Donald Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council during the 2016 presidential campaign says then-candidate Trump sounded amenable to providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, commonly known as dreamers.

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