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By Katie Perkowski The Kentucky State Park system launched its first Trail Shape challenge this month, Director of Sales and Marketing LaDonna Miller said. The program’s goal is to try to address the health initiative and to encourage people to get outside, Miller said. The program consists of 16 trails, which total almost 40 miles. […]

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‘UK was his home’: Colleagues and friends gather to remember staff trustee

By Kendall Gottler A memorial service was held Friday for Board of Trustees Staff Representative Russell Glenwood Williams II. Colleagues and friends spoke about how truly loved Williams was. “The phrase, ‘you get out of it what you put into it,’ would describe his life, he was incredibly compassionate,” said Josh Pascua, a close friend […]

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Forty-nine days after his heart transplant on March 7, Murphey Coy walked with his parents, his heart surgeon and more than 100 friends and supporters in the Central Kentucky Heart Walk. More than 2,500 people participated in the walk on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. The event was sponsored by the American Heart Association and UK […]

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Norman inducted as Ky. Poet Laureate

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By Nick Walters and Christopher McCurry The state capital hosted approximately 225 people Friday morning to celebrate Kentucky Writers’ Day and to witness the Poet Laureate Induction Ceremony. Kentucky Writer’s Day was established in 1990 by the state general assembly. The occasion honors Kentucky’s strong literary tradition and recognizes the birthday of the country’s first […]

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By Iryna Dzyubynska Students from across Kentucky marched from Stoll Field to Triangle Park on Saturday to abduct themselves and bring awareness to the use of child soldiers in Uganda. “Invisible children kidnapped everyday, until they’re rescued we’re here to stay,” the students shouted while marching through the streets of downtown. “Our goal tonight is […]

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By Ali Hammond The UK Dairy Club is hosting an event called Dairy Awareness on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of the W.T. Young Library. “We will be handing out cheese, milk and ice cream samples made by farmers in the state of Kentucky. We will also have a fiberglass cow for […]

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A different kind of picture: Student-written script offers unique view of paparazzi

  By Rochelle Haliburton The world of the paparazzi and the actors they prey on is the theme in the play “Paparazzi: Saviors of the World”. In the play, Jimmy, a photographer, and his group of fellow photographers portray the paparazzi as they try to save the world from complete domination by the forces of […]

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By Sarah Wainright This weekend, students can get a glimpse into the minds of their classmates through dance. Since the beginning of the semester, the 35 members of the UK Dance Ensemble have been working with their director for the last time preparing dances for two concerts this weekend. The UKDE has practiced in Barker […]

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2,500 expected at fourth annual Heart Walk

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By Casey Wheeless An expected 2,500 people are participating in this year’s annual American Heart Association Central Kentucky Start! Heart Walk on Saturday, according to Heart Walk director Jennifer Ebert. The organization is hoping to reach its goal of $281,784. “We are up to $156,000, but we still have a ways to go,” Ebert said. […]

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By Katy Spalding A forum on capital punishment was held Thursday at the UK Law School Courtroom to examine and discuss the effectiveness and moral implications of the death penalty. The forum was hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, and included a short documentary and an open discussion with two guest speakers, […]

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