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Current, former UK students protest downtown for friends

By Katie Perkowski Seven protestors met outside the Lexington Police Department Wednesday evening to send a message in honor of their friends, UK sophomore Sierra T. Emrich, 19, and Lexington resident Alfred B. Baker, 21, who were struck and injured by a tow truck early Monday. The reason for the protest was although their friends […]

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By Jill Seelmeyer Most undergraduate students learn the basics of their field in a classroom setting.  However, this summer, two undergraduate students participated in an advanced physics experiment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico alongside UK Physics and Astronomy Professor Chris Crawford. Roel Flores, a physics junior, received a fellowship from UK […]

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New rules for moped riders cause concern

By Amanda Powell An updated parking policy puts the same regulations on mopeds as motorcycles, and that means no more parking at bike racks. The UK Parking and Transportation Services updated the parking policy for all mopeds, motorized scooters and motorcycles on Aug. 1.  All users now have the same rights and responsibilities, including same […]

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College, dean help give school makeover

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By Ashley Scott A UK college is redesigning its interior. The College of Design has made new appointments, been equipped with new Mac computers and has offered a new lecture series and more opportunities to travel abroad for students as part of a restructuring in the school, said Dean Michael Speaks.  Speaks, who has been […]

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By Lee Cottle Distribution for UK Football tickets will be taking a different approach, yet any student who has attended a men’s basketball lottery will find it familiar. Tickets for the 2009-10 UK football games versus Louisville, Florida and Alabama will be sold at a lottery at Memorial Coliseum at 9 p.m Wednesday.  The lottery […]

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By Jenny Boylan Students in a pressing job market may find volunteer work to be not only a service to the community, but also a resume perk. The Center for Community Outreach will hold its annual Volunteer Fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Student Center patio or in the Grand Ballroom […]

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Two pedestrians, including a UK student, were struck and injured on Richmond Road near Shriners Lane early Monday, according to Lexington Police. UK sophomore Sierra T. Emrich, 19, and Alfred B. Baker, 21, both of Lexington, were walking on the right shoulder of Richmond Road when tow truck driver, Louis D. Lunsford, became distracted and […]

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By Robert Baker When a bell rang at UK Coldstream Research Park on Saturday morning, firefighters started running, but not to put out a fire. Almost 150 Lexington Fire Department members and civilians began the 4.03 mile “Run to Remember” during the second annual Week of Giving to honor the 403 New York City firefighters […]

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Two familiar faces hired to new positions

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By Chris Robbins Two former UK faculty members have been hired as academic officials for the 2009-10 school year. Dr. Michael Mullen has come on as the associate provost for undergraduate education, and  Dr. Lee Edgerton has been brought in as the new academic ombud. As associate provost, Mullen will oversee the Undergraduate Studies program, UK’s […]

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Local church embraces garden

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The corner of Columbia and Oldham avenues just got a little healthier. Columbia Grown Vegetables, a community-grown garden at 544 Columbia Ave., was created last summer by Embrace United Methodist Church to inspire a community project and to teach people how to garden who do not know how, said Steve Fisher, head of discipleship at […]

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