Autograph tickets sell out in 60 seconds

The basketball season may be over, but some fans are still vying to be part of the Big Blue Action. Tickets for the signing of UK head coach John Calipari’s Maker’s Mark bottle sold out in less than one minute Saturday, said Keeneland Director of Communications Jay Blanton. The 1,200 tickets went on sale at 10 […]

More wheels now offered on campus

Founder of Wildcat Wheels and UK Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder paints a bike to recycle it for UK students to rent for a semester. Staff file photo

By Richard Symons More students now have the opportunity to forget the car keys and grab a different set of wheels to get around. Wildcat Wheels recently expanded the Residence Hall Bicycle Program from a pilot fleet of 12 bikes to 42. The program began in 2004 in UK Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder’s living room, […]

Man claims injury by police horse during UK football game


By Grant Labriola A man in town for a football game last fall was allegedly injured by the horse of a Lexington mounted police officer and is hoping to find witnesses to aid in his case. While David Prather of Sevierville, Tenn., was tailgating at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday, Nov. 28, for the UK football game […]

Hispanic students at UK rise in retention rates


By Kate Carpenter As UK looks to improve its retention rates, one group in particular is standing out in national numbers. At UK, only 1.5 percent of the student population is made up of Hispanic students. According to a study by The American Enterprise Institute, Hispanic students consistently lag behind white students in graduation rates. […]

Second time around- Smith/Hayes re-elected to second term in SG office

Student Government President Ryan Smith, surrounded by supporters, smiles after hearing the announcement for the SG presidential elections Thursday evening. Smith and Kelsey Hayes were voted in for a second term, the first time since 2003.  Photo by Allie Garza | Staff

By Brandon Goodwin and Taylor Moak After a month of upsets, Student Government elections proved to be the exception. SG President Ryan Smith and Vice-President Kelsey Hayes sealed their bid for a second term on Thursday, winning the 2010-2011 Student Government Election. Smith is the first incumbent president to win reelection since Rachel Watts in […]

Students quiz Senate candidates at Thursday forum

UK journalism professor Buck Ryan and his Discovery Seminar Program listen as Darlene Fitzgerald Price speaks at Keeneland's Democratic Forum Thursday morning. Photo by William Baldon | Staff

By Taylor Moak UK students had a voice at an early morning forum at Keeneland Race Track on Thursday. At a Lexington Forum event for Kentucky’s Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate, students from journalism professor Buck Ryan’s Discovery Seminar Program asked the candidates questions based on their research in advance of the forum. The […]

Cats fans ask for ‘one more year’

Patrick Patterson wears a "One More Year" shirt during the rally for One More Year held outside the Wildcat Lodge Thursday evening. Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Drew Teague One local business set up a march to head down and try and convince campus celebrities of a cause. David Ware, owner of The Inkspot just off Limestone, set up a march to head over to Wildcat Lodge to try and convince the UK men’s basketball team to stay and play for […]

Student Affairs loses former colleague


The UK community has lost a member some refer to as a true Renaissance man. James Kuder served as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs from 1987 until his retirement in 2002. Circumstances of his death were unknown as of press time.  Student Center Director John Herbst had just heard the news Thursday morning and […]

New residents to roll through Lexington


By Marc Blevins Walking around downtown Lexington, residents may have become accustomed to seeing plenty of blue and white. Now, they may be noticing a new presence — old-fashioned trolleys. On Friday, LexTran will begin running five new public buses that resemble old-fashioned trolleys and can accommodate 25 passengers, including those with disabilities. The trolley-bus […]

Thomas D. Clark Lecture offers humor, humility


For one man, the luck of the Irish need not apply to his life. Malachy McCourt, best-selling author, actor and spokesman visited Lexington Thursday to deliver this year’s Thomas D. Clark Lecture, and said he does not want luck ascribed to his success. The lecture coincides with the Mary C. Bingham Seminar, a class for […]