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By Jennifer Hilinski UK is taking on the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The UK Art Museum is collecting unwanted items for the fourth annual White Elephant Rummage Sale, which will be held on August 1, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The museum is accepting donations now through July 26. […]

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State’s minimum wage increase effective July 1

Kentucky’s minimum wage workers will soon see an increase in their $6.55 per hour paychecks. Beginning July 1, the state’s minimum wage will raise to $7.25 per hour. The federally mandated wage increase doesn’t go into effect until July 24, but the Kentucky General Assembly voted for the hike to take effect earlier. “This increase […]

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The race against daylight

By Laura Clark After 30 hours of racing, the sun was good to the UK Solar Car Team. The team, comprised of all students in the College of Engineering, competed in the Formula Sun Grand Prix race at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, Texas on June 5, completing 393 laps and placing second out of nine […]

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UK’s Kentucky Alpha Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity won their appeal to the University Appeals Board on Monday following their sentencing to a two-year suspension by the university for an alleged hazing incident. Despite winning the appeal, the fraternity is placed on disciplinary probation until July 1, 2011, according to a letter sent […]

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Faith Frazer, 19, died Monday morning when she wrecked on the Blue Grass Parkway going eastbound.  The UK student was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2:42 a.m. from severe head trauma, according to the Woodford County coroner. Frazer’s vehicle started veering left, then overcorrected twice and crossed over the median.  Frazer was not […]

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By Jennifer Hilinski Imagine how you could spend your summer with an extra $100 in your pocket: a shopping spree, a trip to the amusement park or a road trip with all that extra gas money. However, this extra cash may be nonexistent if you spent it on full-priced textbooks for summer classes. With the […]

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Local bar makes noise on campus

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By Lauren Copeland If you are just looking to get drunk, Lexington has plenty of bars crawling with sweaty college students to choose from. Soundbar/Blu Lounge is not one of those places. “This is different. Not a cheap hole in the wall,” said co-owner Isaac Kurs of the recently opened bar located just south of […]

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By Laura Clark The first phase of UK’s 26-year student housing development plan has been postponed, resulting in the rescheduled demolition of Cooperstown Apartments until next summer. “We haven’t even been able to issue a request for a proposal yet,” said Ben Crutcher, UK’s vice president for Auxiliary Service. “We’re expecting it will take six […]

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After receiving a two-year suspension in March for an alleged hazing incident, the Kentucky Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon appealed the university’s decision. On Monday, the fraternity won the appeal with the University Appeals Board. The Kernel will update with more information when it becomes available.

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New restaurant keeps it simple with burgers and hot dogs only

  By Tommy Stuart Sometimes to get a lot of business in the restaurant industry, you don’t need to have overwhelming variety. Lexington became home to Five Guys Burgers and Fries on May 22, and location owner Tyler Barton said it has been nothing short of a “tremendous response.” Five Guys doesn’t do a whole […]

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