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Tea party event takes aim at tax concerns

By Sean Patterson Political conservatives in Central Kentucky gathered Saturday at Applebee’s Park for “Bluegrass Tax Liberation Day” festivities. The event included booths for local conservative causes, face painting for kids, a “left-leaning” car that participants could hit with a sledgehammer, and an air cannon that fired tennis balls at blocks spelling out the words […]

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By Kayla Phelps Heloise, syndicated newspaper columnist and contributing editor of Good Housekeeping magazine, spoke to UK students Saturday about ways to save money and stay organized. Heloise has authored more than 10 books — her most recent titled “Get Organized with Heloise” was released in 2004. She visited campus to speak at a Delta […]

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By Geoffrey Griggs Darius Weems is a teenager who raised awareness about muscular dystrophy by traveling across the country in hopes of getting his wheelchair remodeled by the MTV show “Pimp My Ride.” Weems currently suffers from the disease and lost his 19-year-old brother to it. The movie, titled, “Darius Goes West,” documents his cross-country […]

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By Austin Schmitt For the first time in 11 years, one member of the Board of Trustees will not take his seat at the table. Staff Trustee Russ Williams, who served as the staff representative since 1998, died on April 8. Fellow Trustee Everett McCorvey said Williams will be on everybody’s mind during the Board […]

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By Lesley Johnson Thomas McLellan, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, will be speaking on Monday for the 2009 Robert Straus Distinguished Speaker Lecture, “What’s Wrong with Addiction Treatment: What Could Help?” McLellan and others in his field are working to develop and study treatments for alcohol and drug dependence, according to […]

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By Austin Schmitt A review of the Division of Student Affairs yielded ideas on how to improve as the division looks toward filling the vacant top position. Provost Kumble Subbaswamy charged a committee to determine if reorganization of the Division of Student Affairs could help them pursue top 20 goals. The results were published in […]

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Greeks let pies fly in annual Pi-Athlon event

By Geoffrey Griggs “See Blue” has been UK’s slogan, but after an event Thursday afternoon, many students were seeing brown from pudding wrestling and pie making. With more than 300 participants, as well as spectators, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity hosted the 14th Annual Pi-Athlon. Pi-Athlon is an annual philanthropy event […]

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By Casey Wheeless The man who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995 for identifying genes that control specific steps in development will speak at UK on Monday. Eric Wieschaus, a Nobel laureate and professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, will give two lectures at UK: a scientific lecture and one […]

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By Erika Hunt On Sunday, UK’s Black Voices gospel choir will host an annual event lifting their voices and singing praise. Founded in 1970, the Black Voices gospel choir was formed by a mutual love and dedication of gospel music by a group of African-American students. It was eventually formed into an official UK student […]

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View Larger Map UPDATED AT 8:45 p.m. THURSDAY A UK student was in stable and good condition Thursday evening after being hit by a car crossing the South Limestone in front of the College of Law building on her way to class. First-year law student Megan Handshoe appeared to be crossing legally and was not […]

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