Popular young author to teach on creative writing

joshua ferris

By David Baker Many authors hoping to make a name for themselves struggle to pay the bills with their words, but Joshua Ferris has succeeded early in his career and hopes to inspire UK students to do the same. The UK Department of English invited Ferris to speak on his second novel, “The Unnamed,” and […]

Definition of ‘family’ remains up in the air

Rochelle Boland speaks to Commissioner of Law Logan Askew at the city council meeting about the proposed housing plan on Tuesday. Photo by Will Baldon Staff

For residents living near UK, the definition of family could forever affect how many students will live in the neighborhoods surrounding the university. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Council met Tuesday to discuss the definition of family and the density issues affecting the districts in the greater Lexington area. The definition of family, according to […]

Winter weather cancels early Tuesday classes

Film studies seniors record sound in the cold weather next to the White Hall Classroom Building on Monday. Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

For the second day in a row UK operated on an altered schedule due to snowy conditions. According to a UK alert sent at approximately 5 a.m., all classes before 11 a.m. were canceled Tuesday. Classes after 5 p.m. Monday were also canceled due to snow. Vice President for Public Safety Anthany Beatty said the […]

Mardi Gras, Lexington style

Co-owner of Bourbon n' Toulouse Kevin Heathcoat throws free T-shirts to patrons during their Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

By Nini Edwards College students to retirees decked out in brightly-colored, metallic beads enjoyed music, food and beer Tuesday evening as part of Bourbon n’ Toulouse’s Fat Tuesday celebration. The only music playing was the screaming of Cajun orders combined with the commotion of voices. The energetic crowd dressed in a mix of casual wear, […]

Woman struck near campus, in stable condition at UK Hospital

Cynthia Hammonds, an employee at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital, was hit by a car near the intersection of South Limestone and Transcript Avenue in front of the UK Hospital on Tuesday. Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Taylor Moak An accident involving a pedestrian and a car occurred near UK’s campus Tuesday afternoon. Lexington Police Officer Andre Grider said Cynthia Hammonds, an employee at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, was crossing South Limestone to Transcript Avenue near the UK Medical Center around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a car. […]

Better eating habits key to African-American health


By Drew Teague One professor is using Black History Month to examine health as well as history. Ingrid Adams, Nutrition and Food Science’s professor, sees problems with the dietary lifestyle people live and wants to help inform the public of how they can live in healthier ways. Adams will be speaking Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. […]

Class canceled before 11 a.m., UK on a 2-hour delay


According to a UK alert sent at 5:01 a.m., all classes before 11 a.m. are canceled on Tuesday. Employees not under Plan B are on a 2-hour delay this morning. Classes after 5 p.m. were canceled due to snow on Monday. Please continue checking back with the Kernel for more winter weather information.

Snow, low temperatures cause late cancellations

UK students trudged through harsh weather conditions to get to classes on Monday. Photo by Dean Johnson | staff

Instead of carrying just the normal backpack across campus Monday afternoon, chemical engineering freshman Nic Johnson was carrying a pair of skis and poles. Johnson lives in Blanding II on South Campus and said he was in his third hour of classes at about 3:30 p.m. and had been skiing to class all day. By […]

[VIDEO]High-tech heart attack: Senior nursing students get hands-on training using robotic patients

Students work on a dummy that simulates a heart attack. They had to recessitate him the same as a live human being at College of Nursing on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

At 11:40 a.m on Friday, Henry Wall goes into ventricular fibrillation and his heart stops beating. In seconds, five nursing students step into action, working to give CPR. The first student prepares medication, two students work to lower the bedside rails, and the others initiate chest compressions, while counting out loud to 30. Nothing changes. […]

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 […]