UK employee suspended amid theft investigation

By Sarah Brookbank sbrookbank@kykernel.com A UK employee has been suspended after a criminal complaint was filed by the university. Steve Ellis, an employee in the physics and astronomy department, has been accused of stealing since 2012, according to the police report with the university of Kentucky police. Ellis is listed as an academic coordinator and an […]

Online petition criticizes UK for housing resident advisors together

By Will Wright wwright@kykernel.com @KernelWright An online petition critizing UK for forcing resident advisors to live with other RAs has garnered more than 300 signatures since Tuesday. The decision to have RAs room with each other ­– some will live with students until the student can be relocated – came after UK had more housing applications […]

Students can get $400 for riding bikes

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Beginning July 15, qualified UK students and faculty will be able to register for a $400 bicycle voucher through UK’s Parking and Transportation Services in exchange for signing a car-free commitment.

Burger, taco joints open near campus

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Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers (affectionately nicknamed “FU Burgers”) and Street Craves are combining hearty and healthy in a duel restaurant venture at the corner of Limestone and Avenue of Champions, the former home of Hugh Jass Burgers.

Michigan prisons end contract with Aramark, UK’s dining partner, after series of crimes

The state of Michigan is ending its contract with Aramark after a host of problems including meal shortages, maggots in food, its employees engaging in sexual acts with prisoners, and its employees smuggling drugs and contraband.

Not guilty plea entered for 17-year-old in student shooting

Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on Maxwell Street in Lexington, Ky. Friday, April 17, 2015.  University of Kentucky Student Jonathan Krueger was killed in was police are reporting as a violent robbery. Photo by David Stephenson

Bond was set at $1 million for Roman Gonzalez Jr., who will be tried as an adult.