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By Jennifer Hilinski With the current state of the economy, homelessness is becoming an even larger issue than it has been in the past. A local fundraising event is looking to help combat that statistic. Sleepless in Lexington is a program designed to raise awareness and support for the nearly 1,400 homeless men and women […]

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A different kind of art: UK museum features Kentucky artists

By Laura Clark A museum won’t be the only home to one collection of art. The UK Art Museum will present an exhibition of folk art from across the state, which is part of UK HealthCare’s collection.  By February 2011, it will be moved to the new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital as part of […]

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By Lauren Frame While breaking out your swine flu face mask would have been a bit dramatic, and not to mention completely unnecessary, it was still probably tempting if you passed the signs in the Student Center last week. Several rooms on the first floor of the building were blocked off and covered with plastic […]

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By Jennifer Hilinski Kentucky’s jobless rate in June was close to topping the highest unemployment rate the state has seen in over 26 years. Kentucky’s unemployment rate reached 10.9 percent in June 2009, according to the Office of Employment and Training. The unemployment rate marks the highest it has been since August 1983, at a […]

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By Laura Clark Work toward becoming a Top 20 institution is finally starting to get some recognition. U.S. News and World Report ranked the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital among the country’s top hospitals for 2009-10. The hospital’s ear, nose and throat program ranked 33, while the gynecology program ranked 40. “We’re trying to be […]

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President Barack Obama recently awarded two UK professors the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Bruce Hinds, a chemical and materials engineering associate professor, and David McNear Jr., a plant and soil science assistant professor, were two of 100 researchers nationwide to receive the award. The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest […]

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By Lauren Copeland From sleeping in and going to the movies each weekend to dedicating every waking moment to his students, Michael Lemaster was forced to grow up overnight. Lemaster, a UK graduate, joined the Teach For America program after graduation in 2006 and spent the next two years teaching 11th and 12th graders in […]

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Closure date set for South Limestone

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Closure date set for South Limestone

An electronic construction sign was added on Avenue of Champions in front of Memorial Coliseum warning drivers of the impending closure of South Limestone on July 22. On that day, the street will be closed from Avenue of Champions to Vine Street, with only emergency vehicle access. The first phase of the project, which will […]

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By Rachel Smothers The counter is wiped, the ingredients laid out; UK women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell has his apron tied and is ready to slice, dice and sauté his way into a great season. Mitchell, along with wife Jenna, will be going gourmet in Lexington’s Fayette Mall on Saturday from 11 a.m. to […]

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Singing billboard: Advertisements offer scavenger hunt for Cats fans

By Melissa Vessels UK Athletics has turned a conventional means of advertising into an unconventional contest for Cats fans. Billboards throughout the state will now “sing” to you through your car’s radio by tuning it to 1630 AM in Lexington and 1640 AM in Louisville. These stations will be playing “On, On U of K,” […]

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