Kernel adviser wins national collegiate award

Kentucky Kernel adviser Chris Poore poses for a portrait in the Kernel offices on Friday | Photo by Cameron Sadler

By Will Wright After 15 years of guiding and advocating for journalism students at The Kentucky Kernel, student publications adviser Chris Poore has received national recognition. The College Media Association announced Poore will receive the Distinguished Newspaper Adviser Award at a 4-year College or University at the association’s National College Media Convention in Austin, […]

A song for freedom

Ronald Cotton explains his side of the book Picking Cotton as coauthor Jennifer Thompson-Cannino looks on at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Missouri 21 -13 Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff 

“Picking Cotton,” the memoir of Jennifer Thompson, focuses on her intertwining story with Ronald Cotton, who was wrongly convicted of rape and imprisoned for about 11 years.

Students complain about moving vehicles off campus for Thursday game

By Joshua Qualls Although UK said in a press release that it began making parking arrangements for Thursday night’s football game against Auburn more than a year ago, many students have anticipated problems. UK has made deals to provide parking spaces at Southland Christian Church, Lexmark, and the Lexington Legends’ Whitaker Bank Ballpark, but […]

Special effects maestro to give demonstration at Memorial Hall

By Cheyenne Abrams Emmy award-winning makeup artist Justin Raleigh will speak to the campus community during a special effects demonstration at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Raleigh has over 20 years of experience in freelance makeup and special effects. He is now CEO and operator of Fractured FX, Inc., a […]

College of Arts and Sciences honors 2015 Hall of Fame inductees

By Rae Yen Tan The College of Arts and Sciences inducted five people to its Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Friday afternoon. Dean Mark Kornbluh presented inductees Dr. David Johnson, Roger Di Silvestro, Linda Gill, , Bobbie Ann Mason, and Kevin Kiernan with medallions to commemorate the event. “They’re selected for their […]

Sundy Best to play free MUS 101 concert at the Wyatt on Friday

STAFF REPORT The Wyatt student apartment complex will host Sundy Best and other artists during its free “MUS 101” concert at 5 p.m. on Friday. MUS 101 spans multiple Wyatt locations in different states over the course of several weeks, and the apartment complex’s Lexington location at 497 Angliana Avenue is its fifth and […]

Picking Cotton authors speak at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday night

UK President, Dr. Eli Capilouto introduces Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton the authors of Picking Cotton at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff 

Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, the authors of this year’s Common Reading Experience book, “Picking Cotton,” spoke to the campus community at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday night.