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 senior senator is turning heads with his latest comments about former President Donald Trump.

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Legislation on the fast track to approval in the Kentucky General Assembly is being called a "substantial rewrite" of the state's open records law.

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Officials say no claimant data was obtained during a cyberattack on the state's unemployment system website on Wednesday, but the unemployment office is continuing to monitor the situation.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

An election reform bill that takes moderate steps toward permanently adopting some widely-praised changes made during the 2020 election cleared another hurdle Thursday.

Arlo Barnette / WUKY

A bill limiting the use of "no knock" warrants by Kentucky police is on its way to the state Senate, but the Republican-led reform effort forgoes the full ban favored by activists.

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The Kentucky General Assembly is bound by the state Constitution when it comes to how many days they meet each year and when sessions must adjourn. Bills gaining traction this year would change that.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Gov. Andy Beshear is urging all schools return to or expand some form of in-person learning starting March 1.

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Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that Republican sponsors say will help replenish the state's unemployment trust fund and set rules for waiving overpayments made to claimants.

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It remains a waiting game for those watching a Kentucky House committee's deliberations on impeachment petitions against Gov. Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

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The Kentucky High School Athletics Association is facing a legal challenge over its return-to-play policy for students who test positive for the coronavirus.