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Column by Taylor Shelton On Monday, a particularly disturbing and ill-informed letter to the editor ran in the Kernel. Bill Marshall, a UK graduate, voiced his grievances with 75th Legislative District candidate Rev. Kelly Flood. Marshall complained that Flood would turn Lexington into San Francisco. For any number of reasons, I’m not sure Marshall has […]

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When the library cut its hours and students were upset, we didn’t think about going to Student Government. I didn’t have any faith in them to do anything about it and, quite frankly, neither did many of the 1,500 students in the Facebook group that we started in response to the situation. When SG had […]

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Political mudslinging needs to stop

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Column by Jacob Sims Recently, I spoke with a John McCain supporter disheartened by some of the national polls that have come out in favor of Barack Obama. This man was tired of McCain being “Mr. Nice Guy,” and explained how he ardently disagreed with one of McCain’s campaign manager’s statements that he and McCain […]

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Column by Wesley Robinson This semester it seems like the green fee, The Dame and diversity have dominated the headlines and content of the Kernel’s pages. But there is a major difference between the green fee and The Dame in comparison to diversity. Simply put, the first two issues have concrete solutions, and diversity does […]

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Donations are nice, but UK must be frugal

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During this financial crisis, anything positive when it comes to money is great news. So when UK announced that university donations have increased 8 percent for the 2007-08 fiscal year, as the Kernel reported in an article on Friday, this editorial board applauded those gracious donors who have given so much in such a dire […]

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I’d like to respond to Eric Lindsey’s column on Oct. 13, titled “Despite gifts, Cats struggle to score.” Lindsey’s discussion of the football team’s loss to South Carolina this weekend is unfair and shortsighted. He writes, “the Cats did what they always do … hung their heads, said would’ve, could’ve, (and) should’ve,” which is nothing […]

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Column by Tim Riley In recent weeks, two prominent issues have grasped the nation’s attention. The stock market’s endless plummet has made finance and economics a daily discussion among all of the country. Meanwhile, the presidential race is approaching its end as two very different candidates, each with their own fervent supporters, vie to set […]

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Campus safety program needs more students

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There is no question that there are many problems at UK that need fixing. But one of these problems should not be campus safety, especially with programs like SAFECATS around to escort students home safely. According to a Kernel article Thursday, SAFECATS, a service from 8:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday run by Air […]

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Column by Duke Gatsos For a week this summer, I spent time with my extended family in the Outer Banks. There were 40 of us, spanning three generations packed into a seven-bedroom rental house.  We had tried to have this kind of reunion every other year for the past 10 years, but it didn’t always […]

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As a UK graduate and longtime resident of this fair city, I am deeply troubled by one of the candidates in this fall’s election. Kelly Flood is running for the 75th District House seat. According to her recent candidate spotlight here in the Kernel, she claims to be “the right match for the 75th District.” […]

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