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Students undecided on health care reform

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By Kirsten Clancy The words “health care” and “death panels” have been swarming national headlines lately.  While some UK students feel strongly about the issue, others are not even aware of the current reform. “I listened to talk radio over the summer, but I haven’t done any personal research,” said Claire Heitzman, a classics sophomore. Those […]

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By Brooke McCloud news@kykernel.com This fall, UK students will have the potential to score some serious swag. With the new Student Government initiative TallyCats, students will be eligible to win prizes ranging from season basketball tickets to a semester’s worth of free books in exchange for one thing: campus involvement. “With TallyCats, we want to […]

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Buster’s and Cosmic Charlie’s highlight changing bar scene in Lexington

​Ten years ago, Clark and Jessica Case were UK students working in the basement of the Kentucky Kernel. Now, the two are helping to transform Lexington’s new music and bar scene. It is fitting that their first date was a concert. The Cases, both attorneys, are reopening Buster’s, now Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, whose original […]

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​UK has created a Web site that mimicks Facebook in order to add a forum to gather students opinions about campus life. The Big Blue Network, or NetworkBlue, is an exclusive online community created to moderate discussion about issues on campus in order to resolve them, as well as increase retention rates, said Randolph Hollingsworth, […]

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K Week welcomes new students to campus

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K Week is the university’s traditional Welcome Week, full of activities for the freshmen to get to know campus and for those undergrads who want to get to know it a little more. From finding the best study spots to the world’s largest water balloon fight, K Week doesn’t sell itself short. Already halfway over, […]

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By Matthew Stallings ​news@kykernel.com ​ ​Former UK president Frank Graves Dickey, 91, died Aug. 7 due to complications from pancreatic cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. Dickey became the fifth president in UK’s history and the youngest after succeeding Herman Lee Donovan as president in 1956.

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By Sarah Eisenmenger news@kykernel.com ​ ​When you surf through the tube, you might notice a familiar television station moved down a channel. The UK student-run television station Channel 50 can now be found on channel 49 as Wildcat Student TV. The program was forced to move channels after Insight Communications decided they needed to move […]

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When students, new and old, go out to enjoy their first weekend back on campus they may notice an increase in patrolling officers. For the first few weeks of the semester, UK will see a rise in police presence in surrounding campus neighborhoods, Interim Police Chief Joe Monroe said. UK Police, Lexington Police, the Fayette […]

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A UK student was killed in a car accident Tuesday night when his truck hit a tree. Robert P. Helton, 21, from West Liberty, Ky., was driving on Ky. 844 in Morgan County when his Chevrolet pickup dropped off the right shoulder of the road. He overcorrected, crossed into the westbound lane, ran off the […]

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Home, sweet home: Former Cat and present first lady wants to open the doors to campus

It’s summer. Time is probably spent at the pool, working a summer job, traveling around the world, or maybe going back to your hometown. But, according to UK’s first lady, home is where the heart is.  And her heart rests at the university. Patsy Todd has been UK’s first lady since her husband, UK President […]

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