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Johnson County native looks back on disaster

By Ella Wilkie and Blair Johnson news@kykernel.com A flash flood warning turned into a state of emergency for the citizens of Johnson County on the week of July 13, 2015. The rain started Monday night when four inches fell in one hour. Rescue efforts … [Read More...]

Drew Curtis, a independent candidate in the Kentucky governors race, poses for a portrait at National Provisions in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Drew Curtis: long shot, high hopes

Lexington Native on Independent ticket for governor By Cheyene Miller news@kykernel.com Drew Curtis has been using humor to address serious issues for years, but when things started falling in place for the 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial election, he … [Read More...]

Phi Kappa Tau's basement before the Sears renovation took place. In this photo, freshmen RUSH participants look around Phi Kappa Tau's basement on the first day of the new RUSH system. Photo by Brandon Goodwin | Staff

UK fraternities give out 850 bids during rush week

By Sarah Brookbank sbrookbank@kykernel.com During the first week of school, most students are busy getting to class and buying textbooks. But the for the students who took part in fraternity rush, they were also busy finding their way across campus to … [Read More...]

Hampton Fisher shows off his Kentucky Kick Ass tattoo at Charmed Life Tattoo in Lexington, Ky. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Kentucky Kicks Ink

Kentuckians come in many shapes and sizes, but there is one thing we have in common: our pride for the diverse state. A handful of Kentuckians have even gone as far as tattooing their love of the state on their body with the help of brand loyalty. Kick-ass … [Read More...]

Workers at West Sixth Brewing canning beer.

Beer: good for the soul, good for the economy

Natural light pours in through the windows at West Sixth Brewing, but only three and a half years ago the building was completely boarded up. “It was a sore spot in the community,” said Ben Self, co-owner of the brewery. “We wanted to bring traffic and a … [Read More...]

Beer map by Damir Kocer

Welcome to Beer Column 2015

Salutations, beeraholics! Welcome to the first issue of the fall edition of the Kentucky Kernel’s Beer Column. This summer, the esteemed brew guru Alex Wright visited most of the craft beer oriented establishments around Lexington, from Country Boy to … [Read More...]