Bordering sidewalks safe for smokers

Smokers traveling to surrounding areas of UK’s campus in search of their nicotine fix have nothing to worry about in the near future. The proposed memorandum of understanding UK presented to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council to ban the use of tobacco on city-owned sidewalks has been taken off the table, said UK Spokesman Jimmy […]

Cashing in on the Cats: Basketball team’s winning ways help save local economy’s bottom line

Hands On Originals employees Sammy Raya, right, and Eric Pasquariello print UK shirts to sell at the Wildcat Warehouse store on South Broadway on Thursday.  Photos by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

By Garrett Wymer The UK men’s basketball team’s statistics on the court have garnered nationwide attention and a No. 2 national ranking. But it is the numbers the team has put up on South Limestone and Waller Avenue that have many local business owners excited this season. Managers at Kennedy Book Store, Wildcat Textbooks and […]

E-mail creates confusion among UK community


By Roy York A storm of e-mails flooded UK inboxes Thursday, spurred by a mysterious message concerning a sorority listserv. The first e-mail students received was sent around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning from to the SORORITYINFORMATIONLIST3 listserv. Hours later, students replied to the e-mail requesting to be removed as recipients. Their responses were sent […]

Earthquake hits home for area students

Michael Scott was in the car Tuesday on a seemingly ordinary trip to get groceries at Wal-Mart when he heard an announcement on the radio. An earthquake had hit the country of Haiti, where his father and brother were on a mission trip. The earthquake registered at 7.0 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological […]

Child pornography case to appear in court

A former UK employee that pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges in December will appear in Fayette County Circuit Court Friday for his preliminary hearing. After receiving an anonymous tip of inappropriate material on a computer, UK Police received a search warrant for the UK computer and found hundreds of child pornography images. The […]

More library computers to require university logins


By Tilly Finley Those who wish to use a campus computer without a UK login may find themselves out of luck in the near future. UK Libraries will begin the process of removing 105 public computers next week, a decision that has been in talks since the spring semester of 2008, said Associate Dean for […]

Mass e-mail creates confusion among UK students and faculty

By Roy York A storm of emails flooded UK inboxes Thursday spurred by a mysterious message concerning a sorority listserv. The first email students received was sent around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning from to the SORORITYINFORMATIONLIST3 listserv. Hours later, students responded to the email requesting to be removed as recipients. These responses were sent […]

On the Fast Track: City reports construction project moving swiftly

Streaks of headlights illuminate the South Limestone and Avenue of Champions intersection during a 30 second exposure. One lane of South Limestone is now open to local traffic after 5 p.m. with access through Main Street.  Photo by Jon Reynolds | Staff

Reaching the halfway mark until completion, construction on South Limestone is ahead of schedule. Streetscape project manager George Milligan said the city has completed all of the sanitary and sewer portions of the job and is working on the foundation for overhead utilities. “We are opening one lane in the evening, usually around 5 p.m.,” […]

Officials say UK prepared for severe winter weather


By Roy York Students who found themselves slipping and sliding to class during the ice storm last year out of dark, powerless houses may find themselves facing the same situation if a major ice storm strikes Lexington this winter. Christy Giles, the UK Office of Emergency Management Director, said UK’s policy is to keep the […]

Defining what ‘green’ means: New officer makes list of resolutions for first year


Porous pavement, more bike lanes and a new face for the Web site —  all are in Shane Tedder’s plan for 2010. Tedder, UK’s recently appointed sustainability officer, has a list of plans in mind for the new year to make campus more environmentally-friendly. High on the list is a transformation of the sustainability committee’s […]