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

The intersection at South Limestone and High streets closed Thursday. Construction for Limestone is going according to plan.  Photo by LeeAlan Yates | Staff

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 […]

Healthcare Services ready for H1N1 rush

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, […]

CSF looks to break world record with second attempt at balloon fight

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 […]

Families of 5191 victims remember third anniversary; location set for memorial

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 […]

Used bike sale pedals donations to Kentucky Refugee Ministries

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 […]

Emergency Action Plan: Progress made in campus safety

By Cassidy Herrington 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, […]

Fire at Greg Page Apartments displaces students

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 […]

Textbook rental, exchange offer options for students

By Jennifer Hilinski To buy books for the fall semester, students are either crowding local bookstores or ordering textbooks online.  With no local bookstores offering a rental program or book exchange, students spend hundreds of dollars on books each semester. However, Web sites such as, and are designed to provide students with […]

Ky. federal judge Thapar to address law students

By Matthew Stallings A rising star will be making an appearance on campus, but don’t expect to see his name in a major motion picture anytime soon. The UK Federalist Society is bringing District Judge Amul Thapar to speak at the UK College of Law Courtroom at 4 p.m on Thursday. David Newton,  president of the society, […]

Students undecided on health care reform

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 […]