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Josh James

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now known as 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 several awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Documentary in 2005. An avid music fan raised on The Beatles and British Invasion rock, James also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays.  He currently works as a reporter and webmaster for the station. When he's off duty, James enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and kicking back with his cat, Brooklyn.

With the pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines grabbing headlines, experts worry that the news could complicate efforts to convince those who are on the fence about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lexington will be the first city in Kentucky to use new election security devices meant to better protect statewide election data.

Kentucky could see an end to its months-long decline in COVID-19 cases this week, but it's not yet clear if the fluctuating numbers hint at a new trend.

A GOP-favored plan to help lower-income students attend private schools and pay for other education expenses has been vetoed by Gov. Andy Beshear. Superintendents and public school advocates have been vocal in their opposition to the bill.

Kentucky's top health official is warning residents not to become complacent as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, citing new cases of a more fast-spreading mutation.

An election reform bill that takes moderate steps toward permanently adopting some widely-praised changes made during the 2020 election cleared another hurdle Thursday.

A bill limiting the use of "no knock" warrants by Kentucky police is on its way to the state Senate, but the Republican-led reform effort forgoes the full ban favored by activists.

Officials say no claimant data was obtained during a cyberattack on the state's unemployment system website on Wednesday, but the unemployment office is continuing to monitor the situation.

Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that Republican sponsors say will help replenish the state's unemployment trust fund and set rules for waiving overpayments made to claimants.

Gov. Andy Beshear is urging all schools return to or expand some form of in-person learning starting March 1.

Gov. Andy Beshear is urging all schools return to or expand some form of in-person learning starting March 1.

A new report by State Auditor Mike Harmon catalogs what it calls a "systematic failure of leadership" as the state grappled with a record influx of jobless claims during the unfolding pandemic in 2020.

Wintry weather will be temporarily shutting down three regional COVID-19 vaccination centers, including the Lexington location at the Kentucky Horse Park, on Thursday. The state is confident the appointments can be rescheduled within a week.

The Kentucky House committee tasked with handling multiple impeachment petitions against state leaders has dropped two of the three petitions against Gov. Andy Beshear, but a showdown looms over an outstanding request for internal documents.

Kentucky lawmakers took the first step toward declaring historical horse racing games legal, after an adverse ruling from the Kentucky Supreme Court put the future of the gaming systems in doubt.

Future teacher hires who start after January 1, 2022 would be placed into a new pension tier under a bill making its way through the General Assembly.

Kentucky lawmakers worked to lay the groundwork for a one-year, $12 billion budget in the opening days of the session. Now, they're set to return Tuesday to begin negotiations over what the ultimate budget will look like.

The Kentucky House committee tasked with deciding whether to advance an impeachment petition against Gov. Andy Beshear is awaiting additional information from the governor's office before it proceeds.

Kentucky recorded a record high single-day death toll from the coronavirus Thursday, losing 58 to the virus.

COVID-19 vaccine shipments are not keeping pace with Kentucky's ability to administer them, according to state officials. The governor is asking the federal government to double the amount it's sending to the commonwealth.

Kentuckians curious about when they qualify for and can schedule COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be able to find that information in one centralized site online, as the state opens a number of regional vaccination centers.

While the nation watches a second presidential impeachment unfold in Washington, controversy also swirls around an effort to oust Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.

University of Kentucky researchers say they have new data that could translate to shortened quarantine times for students exposed to COVID-19 who are asymptomatic.

Kentucky K-12 schools in communities with high coronavirus spread can open their doors to students in January if they meet a number of new requirements.

Kentucky Senate Republicans are deciding which priorities will receive top billing in the upcoming 2021 legislative session.

Kentucky bars, restaurants, and gyms will be able to return to partial capacity Monday with the expiration of Gov. Andy Beshear's latest round of coronavirus executive orders.

Elevated COVID-19 cases persist in Kentucky, but Gov. Andy Beshear says early signs suggest the state's current surge may be losing some steam, with vaccines just around the corner.

Elevated COVID-19 cases persist in Kentucky, but Gov. Andy Beshear says early signs suggest the state's current surge may be losing some steam, with vaccines just around the corner.

Healthcare workers will be among the first to receive new COVID-19 vaccines in Kentucky and across the nation, but not all are eager to be part of the initial round.

Healthcare workers will be among the first to receive new COVID-19 vaccines in Kentucky and across the nation, but not all are eager to be part of the initial round.

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