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Column by Jacob Sims Every state is experiencing difficult economic times and Kentucky is no exception. Our dilemmas could get worse if President Obama implements his “cap-and-trade” proposal. This would tax our use of coal, which powers approximately 93 percent of Kentucky homes. Other difficulties have already come from our own state legislature. They decided […]

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Competition has the tendency to bring out the best in people. For years, UK has made the valiant effort of putting together a mainly successful intramurals program, allowing students, Greek and non-Greek, to compete in over 20 sports and activities throughout the fall and spring semesters. The level of competition has remained strong since I’ve […]

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Any time money can be brought into Lexington, it’s a good thing. The stimulus package put in effect by the Obama administration will pump about $23 million into the city, according to a Friday Kernel article. The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which includes officials from Fayette and Jessamine counties, announced Thursday how they would […]

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Column by Tim Riley There is no way to sugarcoat it, being short on cash sucks. When the power bill arrives and there is not enough money around to pay it, nobody starts laughing. Fortunately though, it is often the case that useful innovations come about because of extremely difficult circumstances. With our modern economy […]

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I feel saddened knowing Billy Gillispie needs another year but will not get it. There seem to be too many ignorant and ill-informed fans calling for his head, and UK President Lee Todd and Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart, wanting to save their own rear ends, are just going with the flow. It makes me sick […]

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With the arrival of spring, an all-too-familiar sound winds up. I’m speaking, of course, of the sound of a gas-powered leaf blower held in the hands of a member of the UK groundskeeping staff. All too often I see a worker with such a leaf blower hard at work blowing around clouds of dust with […]

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And you wonder why students don’t get interested in Student Government? It’s hard because much of the coverage that hovers around SG ends up being negative – presidents suing over who cheated in an election (2005), ticket sale scandals resulting in resignations (2008) and the SG president forwarding offensive e-mails to members of SG (2008). Current […]

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I attended the GPAC debate and thought that it was very well organized. In addition, the Smith/Hayes team was very well organized in their responses to the questions. I am not a part of the Greek community, but it was obvious even to me, as any outsider, that the aforementioned team knew their questions and […]

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Imagine you and a close friend graduate from high school and go to college. You are similar in almost every way, and in the end you both want the same thing: a degree. So you and this friend set out on a path to education and happiness. The two of you put in equal amounts […]

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Column by Andrew Waldner Matt Drudge should need no introduction. But for those who don’t know him, he runs a Web site (www.Drudgereport.com) that basically aggregates news from other sources. These stories tend to have a conservative bent. He’s known for not only uncovering news stories that aren’t getting attention but also for his ability […]

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