Board of Trustees takes no action on Kernel lawsuit in morning meeting

UK’s Board of Trustees meeting went into closed session for two hours Friday in Bowling Green to discuss litigation against the Kentucky Kernel.

Following Edward Brockman’s presentation of the president’s annual evaluation, the board moved to a closed session to discuss President Eli Capilouto’s contract and the university’s ongoing litigation.

When board members returned from their closed session, they accepted Capilouto’s evaluation and commended him for his performance last year.

The board took no action on the litigation involving the university and the Kentucky Kernel.

The university is in dispute with the Kernel, which it is suing in Fayette County Circuit Court to appeal a decision of the attorney general’s office.

Attorney General Andy Beshear released his decision in early August that documents pertaining to the sexual misconduct investigation of former UK associate professor of entomology James Harwood were public record.

Beshear announced Wednesday that his office would seek to intervene in the lawsuit against the Kernel.

The board meeting was at Western Kentucky University, the site of UK’s new satellite medical school.

The meeting is still ongoing. Follow the Kernel on Twitter for updates.