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.

Ways to Connect

Starting Friday, Kentuckians can login to the commonwealth’s newly-revived state-based health insurance marketplace known as kynect. 

KY LRC Committee Meeting

Kentucky is losing social workers at an alarming rate, according to the Department of Community-Based Services. A number of factors are being blamed.

Lexington took a step toward approving Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, on Tuesday. Community members have been split over the proposed housing alternatives for years.

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In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says parents “absolutely should be telling their local schools what to teach.” The letter comes in response to a Justice Department memo signaling new steps to address harassment of school officials.

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Kentucky’s political landscape shifted Tuesday, as the state's only Democratic representative on Capitol Hill took himself out of the running for re-election next year. The move gives Louisville voters an opening to decide which wing of the party Kentucky’s 3rd District should follow.

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Rosa Parks Elementary School is the only Fayette county school to receive the prestigious "Blue Ribbon" national ranking this year.

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A Kentucky circuit judge has pressed pause on a hotly-debated school choice law, arguing it runs afoul of the state Constitution. 

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Kentucky is seeing a steady decline in new coronavirus cases, even as it passes a sad milestone in the pandemic. 

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2022 will mark the return of one of Lexington’s most popular – and iconic – public art projects. 

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul holds a commanding fundraising lead over his anticipated Democratic rival in the 2022 election.