First H1N1 clinic held for UK community a success

Computer science graduate student Kireet Polla receives the intranasal H1N1 vaccine from UK Healthcare nurse clinician Val Owens on Thursday at University Health Services. More than 1,200 of the 2,000 vaccines received by UK were given out at the free clinic.   Photo by Allie Garza | Staff

By Chris Robbins They stood in a growing line stretching out the door and down the block. Young and old, staff and student. They were not waiting for basketball tickets, for Black Friday shopping deals or for their turn at the polls. Thursday morning, the University Health Services clinic began giving out vaccinations for the […]

Keeping the state warm: UK students hold clothing drive to benefit Kentucky


By Rick Burchfield Winter is quickly approaching, but parts of southeastern Kentucky will be staying warm thanks to UK students. Wildcat Warmth, a student-organized charity project that has been going on for the past two weeks, aims at gathering used winter wear clothing such as coats, sweaters, jeans, hats, gloves and shoes. Those items will […]

Two debate benefits, downfalls of lowering drinking age

By Roy York The alcohol debate has come to the heart of the Bluegrass. On Thursday, James Fell, senior program director with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, and John McCardell, founder of Choose Responsibility and former Middlebury College President, squared off in Worsham Theatre in a debate concerning lowering the national drinking age […]

PTS, UK Athletics continue basketball shuttle

UK Parking and Transportation Services and UK Athletics will continue to offer a shuttle service to and from basketball games during school sessions for $3 roundtrip. The shuttle will pick students up an hour and ten minutes before tip-off at the Avenue of Champions side of the Student Center, Greg Page Apartments laundry room and […]

Limestone pedway work delayed until Nov. 17

Construction that was originally planned to begin Wednesday night for the UK pedway has been postponed until Nov. 17, according to a news release from the Lexington Division of Traffic Engineering. The construction will close two lanes — one southbound lane and one northbound lane — on South Limestone between Waller and Gazette avenues from […]

Campus honors veterans, military

By Katie Perkowski Members of the UK community observed Veterans Day, a day celebrated since the first anniversary of World War I on Nov. 11, 1919. UK organizations found their own way to honor fallen soldiers. The Veterans Resource Center showed the documentary “The Way We Get By” throughout the week at Worsham Theatre. The […]

Experts to discuss both sides of controversial debate

By Kellie Doligale To drink or not to drink? That’s the question that will be raised concerning people under the age of 21 in a campus debate. On Thursday, UK will host two experts to debate the current drinking age and whether there is sufficient evidence to lower that age. Dr. John McCardell, director of […]

Wider representation voted down, Senate positions stay same

A second attempt at altering the number and distribution of college senators failed Wednesday night, preventing more colleges from having representation among campus. The Revised Senate Reform Act Amendment, which was billed as a compromise to the controversial Senate Reform Act, was voted down. The revision of the amendment would have redistributed five of the […]