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Kentucky Kernel

Hundreds gather for a vigil for UK dance team member Kate Kaufling on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Greek Park at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Kaufling, a sophomore, died from bone cancer less than a year after her diagnosis. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky students attend vigil for Kate Kaufling

Samantha Money, Assistant Sports Editor April 18, 2024

Hundreds of students gathered for Kate Kaufling’s vigil at the University of Kentucky’s Greek Park on April 15. Kaufling died on Easter Sunday at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital after battling...

Joe Bologna stands in front of his portrait on the 50th Anniversary of his pizzeria on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Joe Bolognas Restaurant and Pizzeria in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Beloved restaurant-owner Joe Bologna to retire after a life in the business

Lilly Keith, Staff Reporter April 16, 2024

Joe Bologna’s Italian Pizzeria and Restaurant opened its doors in 1973. Bologna has decided it’s time to retire as the locale’s owner.  “Even though I’m retiring, whoever I sell it to, I...

People find a place to sit before a vigil for UK dance team member Kate Kaufling on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Greek Park at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Kaufling, a sophomore, died from bone cancer less than a year after her diagnosis. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Celebration of life for Kate Kaufling

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor April 16, 2024

Hundreds of people gather at a celebration of life for UK dance team member Kate Kaufling on Monday, April 15, 2024, at Greek Park at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Kaufling, a...

People watch as jockeys and their horses take to the track at the start of the third race on opening day during the Spring meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

UK students attend opening day at Keeneland Spring Meet

Lilly Keith, Staff Reporter April 9, 2024

Despite being under renovations, Keeneland opened their doors for their Spring Meet on Friday, April 5 with attendees entering in different entrances on the far ends of the gates. The Spring Meet will...

Horses race around the track during the 6th race on opening day during the Spring meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

PHOTOS: Keeneland Spring Meet Opening Day 2024

Matthew Mueller, Photojournalist April 6, 2024

Crowds gather to watch the races on the opening day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

An exercise rider walks their horse toward the main track during morning training on the opening day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Morning training at Keeneland on Spring Meet opening day 2024

Abbey Cutrer and Samuel Colmar April 5, 2024

Trainers walk and exercise horses during morning training on the opening day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

Tom Fricker, a UK groundskeeper, lifts branches out of the road behind the Whitehall Classroom Building and Patterson Office Tower after severe storm damage on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Severe weather causes damage across Lexington

Hannah Stanley and Adah Hufana April 2, 2024

This story has been updated as of April 8, 2024 at 4:12 p.m. After damage from strong winds and heavy rainfall across Lexington and surrounding areas, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state...

The Beshear family and friends stand during the Armed Forces Salute during the 62nd Kentucky inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Bill to end DEI initiatives at public universities in Kentucky fails to be voted on before veto period

Casey Sebastiano, News Editor March 30, 2024

Recently amended Senate Bill 6 was not voted on by the Kentucky Senate before entering the veto period last night, failing to advance through the General Assembly.  The Senate did not concur with the...

Specialty candles are displayed at the Poppy & Pomelo store during the “Braless & Lawless” event on March 8, 2024, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Delaney Wells | Staff

Poppy & Pomelo celebrates International Women’s Day with all-weekend event

Delaney Wells, Reporter March 10, 2024

  Poppy & Pomelo hosted “Braless & Lawless” to kick off International Women’s Day and extended activities to celebrate women all weekend long at their shop off campus.  Braless...

People shop at the Kentucky Vintage Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Photo by Isabella Sepahban | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky Vintage Festival at Greyline Station

Isabella Sepahban and Aidain Dillard March 6, 2024

The Kentucky Vintage Festival united individuals interested in vintage clothing, handmade goods and motorcycles at Greyline Station on March 2 and 3, 2024, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Sophia Rosing leaves the stand at her preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at the Robert F. Stephens District Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Kentucky Kernel

Former UK student’s status hearing postponed to June 7

Giana Gallo, Broadcast/Podcast Manager March 3, 2024

The status hearing for former University of Kentucky student Sophia Rosing was postponed to June 7 at the Fayette County Circuit Courthouse on Friday, March 1. Rosing is being charged with assaulting...

Burl employees prepare the bar for opening night on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at the Burl Brewery in Lexington, Kentucky. The Burl opens their newest addition, a brewery, on Feb. 29. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

Burl Brew to join Burl entertainment campus

Alexis Baker, Reporter February 29, 2024

Burl Brew, a bar and distillery located on the Burl campus, will have its grand opening on Friday, March 1 after the three-year project's completion, co-owner Cannon Armstrong said. The new addition...

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