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Kroger on Euclid Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky. This location, along with others in Lexington, has adjusted its hours in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lexington Kroger locations implement earlier closing time

Hannah Stanley November 12, 2021

Kroger has changed all of its Lexington locations' closing hours to 10 p.m., with the exception of the 704 Euclid Avenue location, which closes at 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.The Euclid location remains...

Rayann White, owner of Rayann’s Popcorn, talks to a customer on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Julietta Market in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Rayann White is popping off: A Lexington success story

Sophia Shoemaker September 17, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have chosen to quit their jobs or change the course of their career completely. Rayann White, owner and founder of Rayann’s Popcorn, is one of these individuals.Before...

Construction of the new Coldstream Research Campus on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at the Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Updates underway at UK’s Coldstream Research Campus

Emily Girard August 26, 2021

The University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus has undergone major developments in recent years.The campus currently occupies 735 acres and provides office and laboratory space to over 50 organizations,...

UK mandates weekly COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated faculty, staff and students

Emily Girard August 26, 2021

All unvaccinated UK faculty, staff and students will be required to take a weekly COVID-19 test, UK President Eli Capilouto announced in an email Thursday. As part of UK’s return to normal operations...

UK Senate Council members discuss mandating COVID-19 vaccines: “We’re in a strong position to call for a mandate”

Gillian Stawiszynski August 24, 2021

The University of Kentucky Senate Council met at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 23 to request a vaccine mandate for the entire UK community. On August 17, 2021, Kentucky reported the highest COVID-19 positivity...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivers updates on COVID-19 on Aug. 23, 2021.

Gov. Beshear announces record COVID-19 cases, deployment of National Guard

Emily Girard August 23, 2021

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear held a news conference Monday in which he announced record numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Beshear said that, despite over 31,000 vaccines being distributed...

Lexington Hospitals physicians push COVID-19 vaccines

Gillian Stawiszynski August 19, 2021

Physicians from Lexington Hospitals, including emergency medicine doctors and infectious disease experts, met with the Lexington community Thursday to urge COVID-19 vaccinations among Lexington residents. “This...

UK to require both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors

Brooklyn Kelley August 6, 2021

UK President Eli Capilouto announced via email this morning that masks will be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals on campus this fall. Capilouto said UK will continue to monitor...

Database breach discovered in UK College of Education; UK to implement new security measures

Emily Girard August 5, 2021

A recent cybersecurity inspection revealed that information from UK’s College of Education was accessed by an unauthorized individual. UK announced in a news release Thursday that it will increase its...

UK HealthCare to require COVID-19 vaccines for employees

Emily Girard August 4, 2021

UK announced in a news release Wednesday that all UK HealthCare employees will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by September 15.The news release detailed that all “providers, staff, trainees,...

Mike Richey

Mike Richey, UK’s Vice President for Philanthropy, to retire at year’s end

Emily Girard July 26, 2021

Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, Mike Richey, who has been involved with UK since the 1960s, is retiring at the end of 2021.“Mike came to UK as a young student…He never left UK,...

David Hawpe

David Hawpe, former Kentucky Kernel and Courier Journal editor, dies at 78

David Hawpe, a former editor for the Louisville Courier Journal and the Kentucky Kernel, died Sunday at 78 years old.“He was from East Kentucky, the south end of Louisville, St. Matthews and Anchorage,...

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