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By Kelly Berger On Wednesday night, people dressed only in their underwear will run through campus as part of a UK Finals Week tradition. Students participating in the sixth Undie Run will meet at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at the W.T. Young Library for a warm-up stretch around the library and then run to the Patterson […]

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Derby fans stay close to home at Keeneland

By Andrew Blankenship The horses were only visible via simulcast, but the Derby spirit was alive at Keeneland’s annual Derby party on Saturday. The crowd of 18,506 was only a fraction of the 150,000-plus people at Churchill Downs watching Mine That Bird win the Kentucky Derby, but the atmosphere was festive, with the smell of […]

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By Jazmin Smith It’s likely a fire code was violated with so many occupants in the W.T. Young Library during a “flash rave” last week, although UK’s fire marshal is not currently investigating the incident. “We don’t have any numbers, but I can tell you from the pictures that there were a lot of people […]

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By Travis Walker On the first Thursday of May, Christians observe the National Day of Prayer all over the country. This year marks the 58th time this annual ritual has occurred, beginning in 1952 when President Harry Truman signed a joint congressional resolution into law, according to the National Day of Prayer Task Force Web […]

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Alumna feels effect of swine flu in Mexico

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By Laura Clark Sara Baumann is constantly washing her hands. So much so, they have become cracked and white. Baumann, a UK Spanish alumna, has been working at an orphanage in Miacatlán, Mexico since July 2008. She plans to return to her hometown of Louisville, but a recent pandemic has kept her behind closed gates: […]

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The 135th Kentucky Derby: Horses and fans off to the races

By Casey Wheeless Celebrities, politicians and fans from all over will travel to Louisville this weekend to place bets, enjoy a traditional mint julep and take part in an endless list of festivities. This is the Kentucky Derby. The 135th Run for the Roses will take place Saturday May 2 at Churchill Downs. On Wednesday […]

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Down-home dessert a slice of Kentucky culture

Even for those who don’t like watching the horses race, the Kentucky Derby brings something special: Derby Pie. Derby Pie, which is filled with a mixture of chocolate chips and pecan pieces, is a Derby staple, joining the mint julep as traditional fare for the event.

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By Fink Densford As the hurricane of increasing unemployment numbers and lost jobs sweeps Kentucky, Fayette County is the eye of the storm. With unemployment rates picking up across the state, Fayette County’s numbers are staying the lowest.  However, according to the Bureau of Labor Services, unemployment rates in Kentucky are still rising. Currently, Kentucky’s […]

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Parking permit renewal begins Friday

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UK and BCTC students can renew their parking permits online or through the mail starting Friday. The UK Parking and Transportation Services is opening the 2009-2010 application process for parking permits, lasting until August 31. Students may renew an existing permit today, while students purchasing new permits can apply June 1. Those applying for an […]

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By Kirsten Clancy There’s a growing trend among students in large cities that has yet to catch on at UK. Across the nation, many are opting to buy foreclosed homes over renting. However, students at UK are not buying into the movement. In Lexington, the price of a foreclosed home is not cheap. On average, […]

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