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Jen Ramlet, a missions pastor, raises her arms in worship on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Hughes Auditorium at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Ramlet flew from Orange County, California with her children to experience the revival. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

One year later, Asbury University reflects on the 2023 revival that took the internet by storm

Taylor Moon, Reporter June 11, 2024

A line of hundreds of people trailed down the steps of a packed chapel, snaked its way through the grassy lawn, and wound down the sidewalk of a small Christian college in Wilmore, Ky. The singing could...

Author-Illustrator Rachel Elliot sits in front of the graphic novel section of the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Christian Kantosky | Staff

Art is the love of Rachel Elliott’s life

Morghan Swaim, Reporter April 5, 2024

Rachel Elliott’s love for illustration began in the countryside of Oklahoma next to a strawberry field, where she began lessons at a family friend’s home in the third grade. Elliott, an author-illustrator,...

Kae Brandenburg, an Electrical Engineering major, poses for a portrait on March, 22, 2024, in Lexington Kentucky at the William T. Young Library. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

Mullets: Past their prime or ‘hair’ to stay?

Natalia Garcia, Reporter April 4, 2024

The Kentucky waterfall. The ape drape. Hockey hair.  No matter what you call the iconic “business in the front, party in the back” up-do, there’s no brushing over the fact that mullets have made...

Behind the mic: UK student Ty Osborne finds success as a professional voice actor

Kristen Roberts, Staff Reporter March 21, 2024

When Ty Osborne was a child, he humorously talked to his family in different voices, much to their amusement and occasional irritation. One day, though, Osborne’s mom surprised him with a microphone....

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein poses for a portrait on Monday, March 4, 2024, in the William T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein fights to make an ‘America that works for all of us’

Hannah Stanley and Gracie Moore March 7, 2024

Editor’s note: The following information was gathered from a private interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and the Kentucky Kernel, as well as comments from a public meeting shortly...

Friends and family of Madison Becknell gather to mourn her death during a vigil on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Baptist Campus Ministry in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Madison Pearl Becknell: ‘A ray of sunshine’

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor March 7, 2024

Madison Pearl Becknell was known for her radiant personality, unwavering passion and deep faith that touched the lives of all who knew her. After a car crash last week, the University of Kentucky...

All in the family: Jerrica and Jameshia Croley spread smiles one scoop at a time

Gracie Moore, Digital Editor March 7, 2024

For Jerrica and Jameshia Croley, owning an ice cream shop means having the opportunity to put a smile on every customer’s face.  Jerrica and Jameshia are twin sisters and co-owners of Never Too Much...

‘A once in a lifetime opportunity.’ Miss Kentucky Mallory Hudson reflects on Miss America and her pageant journey

Lilly Keith, Staff Reporter February 26, 2024

Mallory Hudson said she'll never forget how she felt when she stepped on the Miss America stage and placed in the top five contestants.  In January, Hudson, current Miss Kentucky and a University of...

University of Kentucky employees David and Allyson DeVito pose for a portrait on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. The DeVito’s are coming up on their 20th wedding anniversary, which falls on Valentines Day. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

DeVitos celebrate 20 years of Valentine’s Day vows

Hannah Stanley, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2024

University of Kentucky senior lecturer Allyson DeVito and husband David DeVito, UK assistant dean for predoctoral clinical affairs, have what some could say an “untraditional” wedding anniversary date...

Blind date couple Madison Blair and Emma Grace Hague talk to the other blind date couple, Sam Wakeman and Shelby Hayes, during dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at Bella Cafe in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Lex get together for a blind date

Lilly Keith and Adah Hufana February 13, 2024

Editor’s Note: Each year, the Kentucky Kernel sets up two couples on a blind date, with Editor-in-Chief Hannah Stanley and Managing and Photo Editor Abbey Cutrer selecting students based on their...

A patron orders at Kenwick Table on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Alexis Baker | Staff

The Kernel’s guide to dining your way through Valentine’s Day

Gray Greenwell and Alexis Baker February 13, 2024

So, you’ve made it out of the talking stage, maybe even the friend zone if your luck was particularly bad, and finally scored that first date with the person of your dreams — on Valentine’s Day,...

Cynthiana Democrat Regional Editor Kendall Staton walks by a newspaper stand on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, outside of the Democrat office in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Staton is one of the youngest newspaper editor’s in the country. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Changing of the guard for a community newsroom

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor February 5, 2024

Kendall Staton cannot legally check into a hotel room or have a glass of wine, yet she runs three newspapers less than a year after graduating college. In the rural town of Cynthiana, Kentucky,...

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