Former Kernel staffers win Hearst awards

Two former Kernel staff members used a mineral and a historic city neighborhood to create award-winning stories. Out of 142 entrants in the Hearst Journalism Awards Feature Writing Competition, 2008-09 editor-in-chief Brad Luttrell won first place, and former news editor Jill Laster placed seventh. The Hearst Journalism Awards are a national journalism award for outstanding […]

Empty ‘Tank: Owners move bar


By Tilly Finley The former Fishtank, which was supposed to be transformed into the “Cathouse Music Club & Sports Bar,” will stay the Fishtank for now. The Cathouse was set to open in October, but bar owner Rich DePaso decided against the location and has taken his plans elsewhere. DePaso decided against purchasing the Euclid […]

Speaker tells society to change for disabled, not vice versa

By Andrew Pillow Tom Cruise, Albert Einstein and Magic Johnson are all people with disabilities, but all still contribute to society. This was one of the many points made Friday afternoon at a disability rights forum. The forum featured a showing of a documentary titled “If I Can’t Do It Myself,” which chronicled the life […]

Lambda Chi Alpha chapter charged with hazing

The UK chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity has been charged with hazing, violating the university’s Code of Student Conduct, said Associate Dean of Students Tony Blanton. The fraternity’s international headquarters contacted the Office of Student Affairs Tuesday afternoon, saying they had received information about potential hazing “right then and there,” Blanton said. Representatives […]

Advocates to inform of disability rights at forum

By Nate Fain Before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, life was a little different and tough for those with disabilities. The UK Human Development Institute will be hosting a seminar featuring two Kentucky disabilities advocates to discuss the struggles and lives of those with disabilities before and after the passage of […]

Free airport shuttle for Thanksgiving break

UK Parking and Transportation Services will offer a free shuttle service from campus to the Blue Grass Airport Monday through Wednesday. There will be daily pickup times at 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., according to a news release. To schedule a pickup, students should e-mail their name, campus […]

Tobacco ban praised at conference

After months of intense debate, the moment has arrived. Thursday, the start of the campus-wide tobacco ban, coinciding with the 34th Great American Smokeout, is finally here. At a news conference Thursday, members of the Tobacco-Free Campus Task Force highlighted some of the implementation and treatment plans, while encouraging tobacco users to quit. Thursday is […]