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Gas leak on South Limestone under control

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Gas leak on South Limestone under control

A gas leak had the major arteries around UK’s North Campus temporarily shut down Thursday morning as crews worked to alleviate the situation. After a five-inch gas line had been struck at the corners of Winslow Avenue and Avenue of Champions, Columbia Gas crews worked to find a way to stop the gas from escaping. […]

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Club wants to curb coal

By Tilly Finley Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or perhaps a mine, it is no secret that a hot coal debate is in the works on UK’s campus. Despite a long tradition of coal dependency at UK, one student organization is looking to turn the tide. UK Beyond Coal is pushing harder than […]

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Housing session moved: Council to meet over Spring Break

By Rachel Bryant Those wanting to address the student housing issue will have to wait to speak their minds. City council members voted at Tuesday’s work session not to place the proposal on the agenda for Thursday’s full council meeting, said Ben Duncan, UK Student Government chief of staff. The proposal, which seeks to change […]

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Newberry meeting brings mixed reactions

A mix of people with different jobs, goals and ages made up Mayor Jim Newberry’s meeting Monday to discuss the proposed amendments to off-campus housing zoning laws. People in attendance included presidents of neighborhood associations around UK, landlords and their representatives, Urban County Council members, members of Newberry’s administration and Student Government Vice President Kelsey […]

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Parties concerned with off-campus housing to sit down

Mayor Jim Newberry has arranged a meeting scheduled for Monday to discuss the proposed amendments to off-campus housing zoning laws in Lexington. Those invited to the meeting include presidents of neighborhood associations around UK, landlords and their representatives, Urban County Council members and members of Newberry’s administration. Student Government President Ryan Smith said SG representatives […]

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Meeting to discuss definition of ‘family’

By Drew Teague The Lexington Urban County Council will meet Tuesday morning to continue the discussion on the definition of “family” for off-campus housing. Student Government President Ryan Smith urges students to attend the meeting to give their side of the issue. “There is no give and take here, they are trying to push this […]

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Awesome Issues Mayor Forum Live Blog

Follow along with blogger Sarah Wainright as she live blogs the Awesome Issues Mayor Forum at Awesome, Inc. downtown. The four mayor candidates will answer questions from both the traditional media and new media, with lots of different coverage of the event. The live blog will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. and comments are welcome. […]

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Dialogue open at council’s ‘family’ meeting

By Derek Craigmyle Changing the way UK students live is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council meeting. The council will discuss possible changes to the definition of the word “family.” Lexington attorney Richard Murphy recently wrote a letter to the council in response to the proposed changes. “The council is considering limitations […]

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Accounting for the missing: Lexington looks to represent students more accurately in 2010

By Roy York For the 2010 census, Lexington is counting on a historically underrepresented group: the students. Lisa Higgins-Hord, UK Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement and member of Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry’s Complete Count Committee, said students have been one of the most underrepresented groups in past censuses. This year, UK is partnering with […]

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A traditional New Year celebration

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A traditional New Year  celebration

By Kayla Phelps While New Years celebrations have finished for some, many in Lexington have just begun celebrating what will soon be the Year of the Tiger. People of all ages gathered Saturday at the Lexington Public Library to start their celebrations of the Chinese New Year. Presented by the Kentucky Chinese American Association, the […]

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