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By Laura Clark Move-in day came a little late for residents of the newly constructed Red Mile Village apartments. The apartments, located on Red Mile Road, were unable to receive students on August 21, the original date scheduled for move-in, according to the residents’ lease. Some students were relocated to the Crowne Plaza and the […]

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By Katie Perkowski With emphasis being placed highly on becoming a top-20 research university, UK may have to focus on other priorities, according to a recent report. In an August report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the University of Kentucky got a “C” on the strength of its 2008-09 core curriculum. “Our […]

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Two remain displaced after Greg Page fire

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By Katie Perkowski Last Wednesday’s fire at the Greg Page Apartments was caused by discarded smoking material, said the UK fire marshal. Some of the damaged apartments were cleaned out and six of the residents who had to be relocated were able to move back into their original place, said Ben Crutcher, vice president for […]

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Construction going according to plan:  High and Limestone intersection closed; no change for businesses

By Allie Geiman With one month down and eleven to go, the project that will link the UK and Transylvania campuses to downtown is progressing on schedule, according to the project manager. The construction on South Limestone, which began July 22, is the first phase of the city council-adopted Streetscape Master Plan, which, as listed […]

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By Laura Clark With classes back in session, crowds, classrooms and coughs are inevitable scenes at schools, resulting in a higher risk for students to contract viruses. Kentucky elementary schools in Letcher and Boyle counties closed last week due to Novel H1N1 (Swine) Flu-like symptoms of some students and staff. For UK’s campus to close, […]

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By Brian Shlonsky After failing to break the Guinness World Record for largest water balloon fight last year by only 110 participants, the stage has been set for this year’s event to obliterate the previous record. The Christian Student Fellowship at UK will again sponsor the World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight, which will be held […]

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On the third anniversary of the Flight 5191 crash, families of the 49 victims dealt with the day’s significance in various ways. Some families gathered for lunch while others grieved privately. Lois Turner decided to do something different — keep everything the same. Turner’s husband Larry was the former associate dean for extension in the […]

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By Samuel Reid Four years ago, Bill Yates, owner of Pedal Power and then manager Brad Flowers had an idea: They wanted to help liberate those displaced by war and genocide. Yates and Flowers decided to ask for donations of bikes and bike parts, which they could then refurbish or assemble, and donate to Kentucky […]

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By Cassidy Herrington news@kykernel.com In the event of a toxic chemical permeating the realm of the Chemistry-Physics Building, there may be a comprehensive plan underway for evacuation and response. A year after examining the security plan of campus buildings, the Emergency Management Office is making final reviews over drafts for building safety plans. Anthany Beatty, […]

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An apartment fire was reported around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Greg Page Apartments on Alumni Dr., Lexington Fire Battalion Chief Harold Hoskins said. There were no injuries. Scotty Adkins, a resident of the apartments, said his neighbor came over to his apartment to tell him she had seen smoke around 4 p.m. When Adkins […]

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