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 will allow any voter concerned about contracting or spreading COVID-19 to vote absentee in the November general election. The state will also be expanding early voting and election day voting in a bid to keep any one option from overloading the system.

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Kentucky hit an unwelcome milestone Wednesday with an all-time record high of new COVID-19 cases. Gov. Andy Beshear pointed to the total as further evidence that schools should roll back their planned start dates.

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Lexington police are working to equip all sworn personnel, including some civilian employees, with body cameras. The initiative comes as a Louisville lawmaker is backing legislation that would mandate bodycams in all police agencies.

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Kentucky's top election official is weighing in against expanded mail-in voting in November. But the plan only represents a first step toward negotiations with the governor.

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Kentucky schools, restaurants, and bars received new guidance Monday as the state adapts its strategy in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can move forward with a defense of a state abortion law, according to a U.S. Appeals Court ruling.

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With debate over the next round of federal aid at a stalemate in Washington, Kentucky leaders on both sides of the aisle are warning of dire consequences the longer the discussion stretches on.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is pushing legislation that would allow federal K-12 funds to go directly to families to pay for educational needs whether students are in public, private, or homeschool environments.

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Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should expect an extension of his administration's mask mandate as the state works to stabilize coronavirus trends.

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With rising COVID-19 cases comes an escalating demand for tests. Here's a look at what's available and coming online in Lexington.

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