Fewer jobs, small market should not deter graduates

By Melody Bailiff Graduating from college is only the first step to success. Recent graduates are learning that lesson the hard way. The unemployment rate for college graduates between ages 23 to 27 jumped from 3 percent in 2007 to 3.7 percent in 2008.  This year’s rate stands at 6 percent, according to the U.S. […]

Crime Log from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11

UK Police reports from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11. Oct. 4    Criminal mischief reported at 325 Cooper Dr. at 6:43 a.m. Oct. 5    Criminal mischief reported at 269 Stadium View Dr. at 10:24 a.m. Oct. 5    Indecent exposure reported at 800 Rose St. at 10:37 a.m. Oct. 6    Bicycle theft reported at 700 Woodland Ave. […]

New professor earns national recognition for research paper

By Whittney Johnson Before stepping foot onto UK’s campus, new faculty member Timothy Taylor scored a national research award. Taylor, an assistant civil engineering professor, was the recipient of the 2009 Dana Meadows Research Paper Award at the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society in Albuquerque, N.M.  Taylor earned his doctorate at Texas A&M […]

[SLIDESHOW] UK group walks for equality, gay rights

Protesters gather for the National Equality March to fight for equal rights for the LGBT community in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt  | Staff

Story and photos by Adam Wolffbrandt WASHINGTON, D.C. — The streets of D.C. were shut down Sunday afternoon to make way for the nation’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and its allies. Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Washington for the National Equality March with rainbow flags and “boys need husbands too” […]

UPDATE: UK Alert issues armed robber warning on campus

UK Alert sent a message to the student body through the phone alert system at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday night. Just before 9 p.m., an individual reported to UK Police that a man in his mid- to late-30s confronted him on a sidewalk near the Student Center, said UK Interim Police Chief Maj. Joe Monroe.  […]

Despite weather, weekend track draws large crowd

Casey Stechishin, left, and Chris Rosenbaum both watch as the horses they bet on lose the fourth race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Keeneland. Stechishin and Rosenbaum, both students from EKU, drove in to experience Keeneland for their first time. "This is my first time at Keeneland," Rosenbaum said. "And this is my fourth loss."

By Margaret Stinnett and Laura Clark Rain, cold weather, the Boomslang festival and even a UK football game could not keep Lexington’s Keeneland race track empty. Keeneland’s opening weekend got off to a slow start Friday because of the “terrible” weather, with more than 11,000 attendees, said Jim Deering, the track’s admissions department manager. However, […]

Section of South Limestone reopens Monday morning after weekend construction

By Brittany Hedges By the time this paper hits newsstands, construction in front of the UK Hospital area should be complete. Work on the new pedestrian walkway on South Limestone is right on schedule, said project manager John Callahan. “Construction is great, we’re ahead of schedule,” Callahan said Sunday afternoon. “We were able to work […]

News of Apple Store traveling faster than bookstore’s readiness

By Tommy Stuart Room is being made for the state’s second Apple Store. The Apple Inc. store will open in the UK Bookstore by the first week of November, bookstore director Sally Wiatrowski said, although students seem eager to have the store open sooner than that. Wiatrowski said response to the store’s opening was immediate, […]

Keeping busy on Second Sunday promotes health for Kentuckians

By Erin Shea Lexington was on the move to become healthier as it held its second annual Second Sunday event downtown on Main and Short streets. The event was a “day of exploration,” said Diana Doggett, Kentucky Second Sunday Coordinator and Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent for Fayette County. “It is a challenge to […]