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

A group that provides aid and opportunities for those experiencing homelessness has been denied a permit to expand into an East Fourth Street property.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington leaders are one step closer to approving a citywide ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth.

Josh James / WUKY

Mayor Linda Gorton has revealed a nearly $400 million budget focusing on investing in basics while setting a post-pandemic direction for Lexington.

AP Photo/David Zalubowski

With federal health officials pausing the administration of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, officials are urging patience and calm as new concerns are investigated.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

The divide between Kentucky's two Republican senators — and their differing approaches in the post-Trump era — just got wider with recent endorsements by the former president.

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool

Kentucky Rep. Charles Booker is taking a step toward a second U.S. Senate run, announcing he's launched an exploratory committee.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Gov. Andy Beshear says the state is prepared to lift most virus-related capacity restrictions if Kentucky can reach 2.5 million vaccinations.

Kentucky Office of Unemployment

Kentucky's online unemployment system has gone dark while the state implements another round of security upgrades meant to thwart increasingly sophisticated fraudsters.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

New laws governing the use of no-knock warrants are on the books in the commonwealth, following a signing ceremony at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in Louisville.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Governor Andy Beshear's COVID-19 orders aren't going anywhere — at least for now. A judge is keeping the governor's orders intact while a court battle plays out between the administration and the GOP-led General Assembly.