Preparing for the worst: Lexington Police train near campus

Members of the Lexington Police Department’s Emergency Response Unit train in unoccupied homes on Conn Terrace Thursday afternoon.  Photos by Scott Hannigan | Staff

Twenty men in black vests, with shields and firearms, snaked along the exterior of a home just off campus, quietly entering with careful organization. However, no one was barricaded inside. No standoff occurred. The Lexington Police Department’s Emergency Response Unit was training outside and inside unoccupied houses along Conn Terrace Thursday afternoon. The unit trained […]

UK Parking is losing ground and gaining facilities: New university buildings to take over parking lots

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By Anna Hawthorne It’s not a magic act; parking spaces are disappearing. Surface lots on campus are slowly being replaced with new university buildings, possibly resulting in higher permit prices. Recently, two new sites are taking over North Campus employee lots, a loss of nearly 300 spaces. Bob Wiseman, vice president for facilities management said […]

As schools grow, spaces vanish

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By Jenny Boylan UK’s available student parking is decreasing annually while student frustration takes the opposite route. Falling from 6,277 in 2008 to 6,206 current student parking spaces, buying a permit and finding a spot to legally park on campus has become increasingly difficult for some students. However, UK is not the only one in […]

Broken meters do not equal free parking

By Hope Smith Campus parking spaces with nonfunctioning meters are not free, as one professor discovered. When UK journalism professor Buck Ryan returned to his car, he found the meter repaired and a ticket under his windshield wiper. UK Parking and Transportation Services enacted a policy that prohibits parking at broken meters about five years […]

Groups join to offer free holiday shuttles

UK Parking and Transportation Services and Student Government are offering a free shuttle service between campus and Fayette Mall on the next two Sundays. The shuttle will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., both Sundays, with campus pickups scheduled for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Buses will pick up passengers on the […]

UK employee pleads not guilty to child pornography charges

UK has suspended Robert N. McAllister, a systems integration analyst for Information Technology, after UK Police arrested him on child pornography charges. At his arraignment on Tuesday, McAllister pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to Fayette County Circuit Court documents. McAllister’s posted the $5,000 bail. No previous charges are listed under his name, according […]

Speaking regulations for trustees differ by university

Since protesting students and faculty filled an October Board of Trustees meeting regarding the future Wildcat Coal Lodge, UK students’ freedom of speech has been the talk of campus. Members of the UK community began to question the policy surrounding the ability of the general public to address the Board of Trustees during the meeting. […]

Auction to benefit writing instructor

Students are speaking up with a silent auction to help a member of the UK family with her medical bills. Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Student Center Small Ballroom, a silent auction will take place to raise money for Kelly Feinberg. Feinberg, a UK writing instructor, was diagnosed with breast cancer […]

307 H1N1 vaccines distributed at clinic

University Health Services distributed 307 of its 600 available intranasal H1N1 vaccines at Wednesday’s free clinic, according to officials with UK HealthCare. Details are not yet known about what will be done with the remaining 293 doses. — Chris Robbins