Little library system of give and take

Little Free Library stand , January 26, 2015 in Lexington Ky. Photo by Chelsey Gooden.

The Little Free Library at the corner of Scott and Upper streets has vibrant painted books and leaves on the outside and bright spines of paperbacks visible through the latching door at the front. It stands on a short pole about torso-height between the bus shelter and the stop sign along Upper Street.

Chapel will hold panel to discuss same-sex marriage

St. Augustine’s Chapel on Rose Street is being opened up for students and the public to attend a discussion about Christian support for same-sex marriage and members of the LGBTQAA community with positions in churches on Wednesday.

‘Dear White People’ director to visit UK for free screening

By Anne Halliwell ahalliwell@kykernel.com Late Night Film Series collaborations will bring two directors to screenings in February. LNFS and the MLK Center worked together to bring “Dear White People” director Justin Simien to campus on Feb. 17 for a screening and question-and-answer session, said Alex Wright, who works with social media and graphic design for […]

UK sells research facility for $30 million

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UK sells research facility for $30 million: International company buys Coldstream laboratory UK will sell a property within the Coldstream Research Campus for about $30 million, university administration announced Thursday. The 735-acre biotechnical and pharmaceutical research park sits at the intersection of I-75 and I-64 at the Newtown Pike exit, according to UK’s website. Coldstream […]

ROTC to bring back youth drill competition

Newly contracted Cadets are initiated into UK ROTC in front of UK's Main building on wednesday Afternoon in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

By Cheyene Miller news@kykernel.com For the first time in four years, UK will host the Pershing Rifles Drill Meet, sponsored by the UK Pershing Rifles C-1 organization that includes 25 cadets from the Army and Air Force ROTCs. “We’ve been planning this through all of first semester,” said Pershing Rifles Sergeant Michael Vallerie, who said […]

Serving Martin Luther King’s legacy

Freshman, Alex Blotnik and James Bolden help out at God's Pantry along with hundreds of UK students as they take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project all throughout Lexington Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

By Anne Halliwell ahalliwell@kykernel.com At the front of Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Freedom March, UK President Eli Capilouto held a banner with Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Lexington mayor Jim Gray. “As far as I can remember, the president has been at every (march) without fail,” said UK assistant vice […]

Explosion rocks central campus

No injuries or damage were reported after an explosion on the corner of Rose Lane and Linden Walk early Saturday morning, said Major Daniel Bellot of the Lexington Fire Department. The exact cause of the blast was unknown as of 2 a.m. Saturday, but the Fire Department indicated that a buildup of flammable material near […]

UK begins negotiations to bring STEAM Academy near campus

UK began negotiations with Fayette County Public Schools to move the STEAM Academy — a collaboration between high schools and UK faculty, graduate and undergraduate students — on or near the university’s campus. According to UKNow, the STEAM Academy, which allows high schoolers to take classes taught by UK staff and students, possibly for college credit, […]