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Crowd of thousands starts fires, destroy cars on State Street after Cats win; UK officials release statements

Madness is the only way to describe the celebration on State Street after UK’s win over the University of Louisville.

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Cars flipped, fires started on State Street as fans celebrate UK win

Fans start fires, overturn cars and throw beer bottles on State Street.

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Fans crowd streets during game; police on State Street

Police are on State Street with pepperball guns that they will shoot at crowds if conditions become dangerous.

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Fallen tree on Woodland Avenue gets cleaned up, redecorated again

The tree on that fell on a house on Woodland Avenue has been cleaned up since last week — and with the new size comes a new look.

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Capiloutos learn to bleed blue

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Capiloutos learn to bleed blue

When students are grumbling about classes not being canceled, they may think the president isn’t a basketball fan.

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Kentucky’s sweetheart Polson grew up loving UK

Basketball players recruited from across the country soon catch the Big Blue Nation’s infectious ardor for UK basketball, but one player has loved the team since he was in diapers — literally.

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UK and U of L siblings divide families

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Saturday’s game isn’t the only rivalry this weekend. Some of the more bitter conflicts are between families who have students and legacies at both UK and Louisville.

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UK’s operating budget cut 6.4 percent

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UK’s operating budget cut 6.4 percent

The university’s operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year will be cut 6.4 percent. This equates to a $20 million reduction, according to an email sent to campus from UK President Eli Capilouto.
The legislature denied UK $200 million in debt capacity, which would be generated from university resources.

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Classes won’t be canceled for basketball games, celebrations

UK President Eli Capilouto said all UK classes will proceed as usual this week and next, regardless of the men’s basketball team making the Final Four and potentially the NCAA Tournament National Championship game if it beats Louisville this weekend.

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Lexington, UK officials say to celebrate wisely, classes won’t be canceled if UK wins

In a news conference on Wednesday, Lexington and university officials reminded students to be safe during Final Four celebrations. Classes will not be canceled Tuesday if UK wins the national championship, and police will be using social media and hidden cameras to catch those who start fires.

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