UK sells research facility for $30 million

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UK sells research facility for $30 million: International company buys Coldstream laboratory UK will sell a property within the Coldstream Research Campus for about $30 million, university administration announced Thursday. The 735-acre biotechnical and pharmaceutical research park sits at the intersection of I-75 and I-64 at the Newtown Pike exit, according to UK’s website. Coldstream […]

ROTC to bring back youth drill competition

Newly contracted Cadets are initiated into UK ROTC in front of UK's Main building on wednesday Afternoon in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

By Cheyene Miller news@kykernel.com For the first time in four years, UK will host the Pershing Rifles Drill Meet, sponsored by the UK Pershing Rifles C-1 organization that includes 25 cadets from the Army and Air Force ROTCs. “We’ve been planning this through all of first semester,” said Pershing Rifles Sergeant Michael Vallerie, who said […]

Serving Martin Luther King’s legacy

Freshman, Alex Blotnik and James Bolden help out at God's Pantry along with hundreds of UK students as they take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project all throughout Lexington Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

By Anne Halliwell ahalliwell@kykernel.com At the front of Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Freedom March, UK President Eli Capilouto held a banner with Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Lexington mayor Jim Gray. “As far as I can remember, the president has been at every (march) without fail,” said UK assistant vice […]

Explosion rocks central campus

No injuries or damage were reported after an explosion on the corner of Rose Lane and Linden Walk early Saturday morning, said Major Daniel Bellot of the Lexington Fire Department. The exact cause of the blast was unknown as of 2 a.m. Saturday, but the Fire Department indicated that a buildup of flammable material near […]

UK begins negotiations to bring STEAM Academy near campus

UK began negotiations with Fayette County Public Schools to move the STEAM Academy — a collaboration between high schools and UK faculty, graduate and undergraduate students — on or near the university’s campus. According to UKNow, the STEAM Academy, which allows high schoolers to take classes taught by UK staff and students, possibly for college credit, […]

Remembering King’s legacy

A student demonstrates the Ferguson issue during the MLK march as students pass by on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

The MLK Center’s “I Have a Dream” Silent March and Vigil began by providing participants with a candle to light as they moved through campus. The march began at the MLK Center in the Student Center. The students were led silently through a visual tour of the major themes of the iconic speech.

Safety guides future goals

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Three safety-focused initiatives were the most important actions of the Student Government Association last semester, according to UK Student Body President Jake Ingram.