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 Secretary of State Michael Adams and Attorney General Daniel Cameron are assembling a task force to monitor election returns for evidence of voter fraud.


Changes are underway in the state's unemployment office after a reported vulnerability surfaced in the online application portal in April.

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Kentucky has reached another grim milestone in the fight against the coronavirus. Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday that the state has reached 400 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began. He says the state also surpassed 9,000 coronavirus cases. The governor announced six more virus-related deaths, bringing the death toll to 400. Beshear says more than 3,120 people in Kentucky have recovered from the virus.  More from WUKY's Josh James.

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There's good news for overstuffed gray carts all over Lexington.  Yard waste pickup is slated to resume on June 1st. More details from WUKY's Josh James.

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Gov. Andy Beshear is vowing not to "bow to terror" following weekend protests at the Capitol, which saw armed demonstrators chant outside his residence.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has outlined how she hopes city leaders use incoming federal CARES Act dollars in the next fiscal year's budget. WUKY's Josh James has more.

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Protesters at a pro-Second Amendment rally reportedly hung an effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear near the state's Capitol building Sunday, prompting bipartisan uproar.

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As officials scale up Kentucky's ability to trace contacts of those diagnosed with COVID-19, the state will be employing a three-part system to assess those affected, alert people who came into close proximity, and provide support for anyone asked to self-quarantine.

UK President-elect Eli Capilouto

After nearly a decade on the job, the University of Kentucky’s president wants to extend his tenure. But he's volunteered for a pay cut as the school deals with financial fallout from the coronavirus.   WUKY's Josh James has details.

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As new coronavirus cases hold steady or even inch downward in the state, Kentucky is seeing a slight uptick in the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19. But there's a reason the disparity in numbers doesn't have health officials alarmed.