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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Josh James

Today marks the deadline to register to vote in Kentucky. 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is again defending his decision to deny hearings for former President Barack Obama’s 2016 nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, arguing the action was “entirely consistent” with the history of the Senate. 

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Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), is speaking on the floor of the US Senate today (approximately 3:00 PM Eastern Time). She's talking about her position on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Collins is one of the small group of Senators who could swing the confirmation vote either way. Watch her statement live.

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Lexington mayoral candidate Linda Gorton is outlining her roadmap for the city she hopes to lead in a wide-ranging 27-page booklet, released on Tuesday. 

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Lexington city leaders are taking time to regroup before reexamining options for a new government center after a promising proposal to move city hall to the Herald-Leader building fell through earlier this month.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

An accountability report is singling out seven Lexington elementary schools for state intervention. 

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live at 1:30 p.m. today.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking lawmakers to grant his office the power to request special grand juries, a move that also requires a green light from the state's highest court.

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Kentuckians got their first look Monday at the commonwealth's upgraded driver’s licenses and travel IDs, which are designed to better thwart counterfeiters. 

Trump At The U.N.

Sep 24, 2018
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President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Watch his remarks live on Tuesday around 10:15 a.m.