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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Karyn Czar / WUKY

Residents in Kentucky counties that go "red" during the ongoing coronavirus surge are being advised to observe new guidance from the governor's office.

Arlo Barnette / WUKY

Following months of work through the summer, Mayor Linda Gorton's Commission for Racial Justice and Equality has delivered dozens of recommendations to her office.

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Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball is questioning the state's use of taxpayer funds to monitor church services for violations of the temporary mass gathering restrictions early in the pandemic.

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With Kentucky's coronavirus indicators again on the rise, health officials are prepping for a surge that has the potential to overrun hospitals.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Monday marks the first day some elementary students will return to classrooms in Fayette County since the district switched to remote learning at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but only select services will be offered to a limited number of students.

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New COVID-19 cases topped 1,200 Thursday, as the governor warned of a make or break moment heading into the colder months.

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Nearly half of Kentucky's 120 counties haven't changed or updated their ethics codes since they were put in place in the mid-90s. That's according to a new report from State Auditor Mike Harmon.

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Below you'll find a comprehensive collection of election resources, including links to track your vote, deadlines, locations, sample ballots, and WUKY's election coverage.


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Fayette County school leaders are awaiting the results of a survey sent out to parents gauging their appetite for a return to in-person classes, even as data show coronavirus levels still high in the district.

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In their one and likely only debate before the November election, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath each made the case that they can deliver for Kentucky.