And they’re off: Keeneland begins fall meet

Jockeys warm up their horses on the race track at Keeneland on Thursday morning.  Photo by Allie Garza | Staff

If class attendance seems a little low toward the end of the week, it’s probably not because of an outbreak of H1N1. Keeneland begins its fall meet Friday with opening day festivities. The historic track is planning a trip back to its roots with Swinging at Sunset, an event featuring the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, […]

UK students earn honors in Miss Lexington pageant

UK music performance junior Megan Lineberry was crowned 2009 Miss Lexington on Oct. 3.  Her love of playing violin in front of an audience kept her involved with pageantry since high school.  Portrait by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

By Lauren Forsythe As the oldest standing Miss Kentucky preliminary pageant in the state, Miss Lexington is considered to be the second most prestigious title one can receive in the world of Kentucky pageantry — only topped by the state title itself. On Oct. 3, the Miss Lexington pageant celebrated its 50th anniversary, and participants, […]

‘Greatest generation’ shares stories with ROTC

By Cambron Wright William Creech, a fighter pilot of the 528 Fighter Squadron, told the UK Air Force ROTC cadets to maintain their character. “Without integrity, you will never have command,” he said. “Never forget that.” Creech was one of five pilots who came to speak in the White Hall Classroom Building on Thursday to […]

Television weight loss contestant encourages statewide activity

By Laura Clark Losing never looked so rewarding. Mark Kruger, a finalist in NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will be sharing stories of his 129-pound weight loss and the show in the White Hall Classroom Building on Friday. In 2007, the show’s fifth season, the contestants were judged in pairs for the first time. Casting associates […]

UK improves sustainability in ‘subjective’ report

By Katie Perkowski UK is just above average in sustainability. The university scored a B- on the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, an improvement from last year when UK received a C. Bob Wiseman, vice president for facilities management, said four things caused the university to score higher than last year. The adoption of a […]

Flu shot shortage cancels UK vaccination event

UK HealthCare has canceled its scheduled Oct. 14 and 15 drive-thru flu shots because of a shortage in the vaccine. Seasonal flu shot manufacturers switched their focus to the H1N1 vaccine and have slowed down shipments of the regular vaccine, according to a UK news release. Sharon Berry, hospital safety officer, said the situation was […]

WWII veterans pass the baton

By Katie Perkowski Five World War II Air Force fighter pilots are coming to UK to encourage students to do the ‘right stuff.’ Lieutenants William Creech, Hank Snow, David Thompson, Jesse Townsend and William Young were in the 528 Fighter Squadron and call themselves the 528 Dragonflies. Capt. Karl Bennett, who convinced the men to […]