Graham family has lost two battles, but their war is far from over

Mark and Carol Graham holding the folded American flags they received after the funerals of their sons. Taken at Fort Carson, CO in 2009. Photo courtesy of the Graham family and Matt Slaby.

By Marc Thomas news@kykernel.com Carol Graham’s story focuses on her two sons, who fought different battles and lost, and how Carol was able to channel her sorrow into combating suicide. Carol’s youngest son, Kevin Graham, died by suicide on June 21, 2003, after losing his battle with depression. Eight months later, on Feb. 19, 2004, […]

UK fraternities give out 850 bids during rush week

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

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 open houses and mingling with fraternity members over food and corn hole.

Unlike EKU, UK will not fine tobacco offenders

There are multiple smoking signs all over campus like this one in front of Champions Court 1 at UK's Campus in Lexington, ky. on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Photo by Lydia Emeric  | Staff.

  By Sarah Brookbank sbrookbank@kykernel.com @sarahbrookbank UK students, faculty and staff were greeted Thursday morning by an email from President Eli Capilouto reminding them about the university’s tobacco-free policy. UK has been a tobacco-free campus since 2009. The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chew, pipes, cigars, hookah and snuff, both in buildings and […]