UK receives money for coal research

By Chris Robbins Congress is giving a financial boost to research applying coal as a transportation fuel. On Oct. 28, U.S. Reps. Geoff Davis and Hal Rogers announced they would be giving $2 million in coal-to-liquid research grant money to the UK Center for Applied Energy Research. “In this time of economic hardship, investing in […]

Construction will close South Limestone lanes

With another construction project in Lexington, there is another street closure. Construction crews will begin installing the final pieces to the new pedway of South Limestone between Waller Avenue and Gazette Avenue as part of the UK Patient Care Facility, according to a news release. The work will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 […]

Knocked out: Fight Night on hold

Social work senior UK Boxing Club member Jamyle Cannon works with undecided junior and Sigma Chi member Matt Garnick to prepare for Fight Night Monday evening at Alumni Gym. The event has been postponed until late January 2010.   Photos by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

Students looking for a good fight and bloody noses this Thursday and Friday will be forced to their local bar after the annual Fight Night was postponed. Thomas Carver, Fight Night chairman for Sigma Chi, said Fight Night was postponed to allow for more training time, a problem many involved with the event had raised […]

Free H1N1 vaccine now available for entire campus

The delays and slow arrivals have come to an end: the H1N1 vaccine is finally available to the university community. Two thousand doses of the vaccine arrived Monday morning at University Health Services for the entire campus community, said Kristen Goble, clinical administrator for UHS. “We just recently received enough vaccination to offer the entire campus […]

German students honor fall of Berlin Wall

Students look on as film studies senior Stephen Eidson spray paints  a make-shift Berlin Wall at the Student Center patio on Monday afternoon.   Photo by Jon Reynolds | Staff

­ By Garrett Wymer and Laura Clark A wall made of cardboard boxes was torn down Monday to celebrate the destruction of a much larger concrete barrier that once separated a country. More than 60 students and faculty in the Division of German Studies celebrated with the recreation of the wall on the 20th anniversary […]

UK Police warns campus of suspicious person on bike

UK Police issued a crime bulletin Monday to warn campus of suspicious activity from an unidentified male riding a bike and harassing women. Interim police chief Maj. Joe Monroe said UK Police is increasing patrols and field investigations, which include approaching anyone matching the suspect’s description and recording their name and basic information. Monroe said […]

[SLIDESHOW] Block party for the hundreds

S. Limestone Block Party

By Katie Saltz With music blasting and drinks flowing, more than 1,000 people ventured to different bars on South Limestone on Friday night for a block party to raise money for cancer research. Students hopped between The Paddock, Two Keys Tavern and The Tin Roof to participate in the event hosted by Happy Hour for […]

[SLIDESHOW] Artists gather for molten art

17th Annual Iron Pour

By Brittany Hedges Protective gear was worn as sparks flew when members of UK’s Department of Art demonstrated the trade of iron pouring, a process where smashed iron and coal are put into a furnace reaching about 3200 degrees to be melted and created into artwork. More than 40 students participated in the 17th Annual […]

UK ROTC honors victims through military tradition

By Lauren Prather While the shooting killing 13 people and wounding 30 on Thursday occurred in Fort Hood, Texas, three UK ROTC students found a way to pay tribute in Lexington. Pershing Rifleman Chris Peterson, Air Force Cadet Hunter Williams and Commanding Officer Charles Hoffman conducted a changing of the guard and rifle inspection every […]

Festival celebrates Indian holiday

By Cassidy Herrington The Student Center Grand Ballroom transformed into an Indian oasis with smells of spices and sights of dazzling saris. The Indian Student Association hosted a dinner and talent show Saturday night, celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Diwali, one of the largest festivals of Hindus, is celebrated for five straight days […]