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’s proposed Medicaid alterations were widely panned during a 30-day public comment period, according to the Kentucky Center for Economy Policy

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders may have headlined Kentucky Republicans' annual Lincoln Dinner Saturday, but news of the death of the U.S. Senate's long-serving "maverick" and a fresh gubernatorial campaign announcement may have stolen the spotlight. 

Josh James / WUKY

Acting Environmental Protection Agency head Andrew Wheeler made a swing through Kentucky Friday to promote the Trump administration’s newly-unveiled energy policy overhaul, which grants states more leeway in setting emissions standards for coal-fired power plants. 

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GOP leaders in the U.S. Senate have put the brakes on Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s latest maneuver to defund Planned Parenthood.

Josh James / WUKY

City leaders narrowly cleared the first hurdle toward adopting a proposal to move city operations to the current Lexington Herald-Leader building Tuesday, but proponents still have work ahead of them to sway key council skeptics.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington leaders and local law enforcement are raising concerns about the effectiveness of the city’s year-old Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Ordinance, a measure meant to curb intrusive panhandling on bustling roadways.

Josh James / WUKY

A Kentucky lawmaker has pre-filed a bill mandating that the national motto “In God We Trust” be clearly displayed in the state’s public elementary and secondary schools.

AP Photo/J. David Ake

Kentucky’s senior senator, Mitch McConnell, is cheering a Trump administration plan rolling back Obama-era clean power regulations, calling the environmental rules unfair, ineffective, and unaffordable.

"History can be so narrow in the ways that they talk about a person's life."

Angela Poe / University of Kentucky

At a Lexington conference, local and national experts are mapping out plans for a statewide bicycle and pedestrian advocacy network in Kentucky.

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