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All too often, students graduate from UK with lofty goals, but those goals are seldom accomplished or even sought after. Former UK student Flaget Nally is an exception to that group and is making a difference in the lives of girls in Tanzania. Nally organized Giant Steps for African Girls, a 3K fundraising run/walk for […]

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Column by Tate White April, despite the atypical weather we are currently experiencing, generally reminds us what we have been missing over the cold winter months (in the rare case we forgot). Spring rains are normally accompanied by the greening of the landscape as fresh leaves on deciduous trees grow and buds spurt. Subsequently, it […]

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UK President Lee Todd has been out and about lately – and some of us are kind of surprised. Since the firing of Billy Gillispie and the hiring of John Calipari, the president had a presence at the press conferences, but it needs to be more because of what he did on Tuesday — he […]

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Commonwealth attorneys not given enough funding

Public defenders do not have adequate funding to represent indigent clients.  Caseloads have increased to a size where the defenders do not have adequate time to spend on each client. By the end of May 2009, public defenders expect to run out of funding. Representation of indigent clients is not a choice but a constitutional […]

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As you can probably guess from my name, I am not from Kentucky nor am I from the United States. I have been in Lexington for just about seven months as I continue my education at the university as a sophomore. However, even by being here for such a short while, I have noticed how […]

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John Calipari makes a lot of money. There’s no denying $31.65 million is a lot of money. Then you tack on the bonuses for winning the Southeastern Conference Tournament, for NCAA Final Four appearances, for increasing the team’s graduation rate, not to mention the cars, the expense account and the golf club membership — the […]

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This is written in response to Stacie Schultz’s opinion piece titled “Even for a fan, Calipari’s salary too much.” While it may be worthy to say that no single person needs $30 million, it is irrelevant when a basketball coach’s salary is compared to academic scholarships, dorms and professors. Not that it makes much of […]

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Upon reading the Kernel on Thursday, I felt compelled to respond to the content of Ryan Huling’s letter regarding animal slaughter. I have witnessed animal slaughter personally and am familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding the process. Every animal that is slaughtered in the U.S. must be rendered insensible to pain prior to slaughter […]

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With the help of Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, residents of one area of town will be able to start making a better life for themselves. In a Thursday Kernel article, a section of Lexington known as Davis Bottom, an area containing a small neighborhood of houses located near UK’s campus, was highlighted as a part […]

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Column by Derek Brown On Tuesday, Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as prime minister of Israel. Before the swearing in, Netanyahu pledged that his government would work towards peace with the Palestinians on economic and security issues. “I am telling the leaders of the Palestinian Authority, if you really want peace, it is possible,” he […]

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