Night Market showcases the creativity of Lexington businesses

On the first Friday of every month from April to December, hundreds of people flock to the 700 block of Bryan Avenue as it transforms into one of Central Kentucky’s most memorable nightlife experiences.

Cycling can cut time, but poses risks

Bikers ride through the intersection of Rose St. and Avenue of Champions in Lexington, KY on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

By Monica Sanders news@kykernel.com Riding a bike can be a quick way to get around campus and Lexington, but there are safety hazards cyclists may face while on the road. Sonnet Henderson, a mechanical engineering freshman, rides her bike to get around campus quicker. Though she does not wear her safety gear or plan to, […]

UK claims pride in Kentucky Proud with Farm-to-Fork

Ella Wilkie news@kykernel.com UK has boasted Kentucky pride over things like bluegrass and basketball for a very long time, but now it can claim it has Kentucky Proud meal options. UK’s Food Connection, a $5 million food education center in The 90, has brought the Farm-to-Fork process — a new way to produce and distribute […]

UK professor reflects on 60 years of stories

Professor Gurney Norman poses for a portrait outside Patterson Office Tower on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Photo by: Alex Otte. | Staff

Sixty years ago, Gurney Norman arrived at UK to study in the Enoch Grehan Journalism Building. Passionate about all things literature, from creative writing to documentary film making, Norman is still going strong.

Tattoo shop inks basketball players, students

Tattoo artist Nicole Eveland, left, works on a tattoo for equine management and marketing junior Emily Mercier at Bleed Blue Tattoo and Piercing in Lexington, Ky. on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff

  By Sophie Tapia news@kykernel.com The steep, leopard-print stairs behind the doorway of 527 S. Upper St. leads to a place tattoo artist Kevin Hamilton describes as a second home: Bleed Blue Tattoo & Piercing. The shop opened its doors to the public in 2008 by tattoo artist and U.S Army veteran Tommy Cornett. Despite […]

It’s raining cats and pigs at the Lexington Humane Society

Animals at Lexington Humane Society looking for their forever home in Lexington, Ky. on Monday, August 31, 2015. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

By Emily Markanich news@kykernel.com While the Lexington Human Society mostly cares for cats and dogs, some of their 480 residents could be anything from bunnies and rats to George Clooney, their 5th potbelly pig. According to LHS Senior Development Manager Ashley Hammond, unlike past pigs which were brought in by hoodwinked owners who believed they […]

Murder of gay son turns parents to activism

“Redefining Hate Crimes” panel, left to right: Dennis Shepard, Judy Shepard, U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey, David Brennan and UKPD Major Nathan Brown. Photo courtesy of Lance Poston.

By Joshua Qualls jqualls@kykernel.com In October 1998, Judy Shepard’s son, Matthew, died six days after he was brutally beaten and left to die just outside of Laramie, WY. Eleven years passed as she and her husband, Dennis, waited and advocated for comprehensive state and federal legislation to pass and officially recognize their son’s murder as […]

Campus-wide survey reports on sexual assault

The results from the mandatory 2014-15 Campus Attitude Towards Safety survey revealed that a small minority of students reported sexual assault to police. The six-page survey, which was mandatory for all students this spring, provides a snapshot of safety at UK, which includes statistics of sexual violence and overall safety. In total, 24,382 students participated […]