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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

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Nuclear technology development at UK furthered by national grant

Emily Girard June 18, 2022

The University of Kentucky will be part of a nationwide awards program meant to further nuclear technology programs, according to a press release sent Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy. The UK...

A student wearing a mask exits Gatton Student Center on the first day of in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Masks optional across UK, Capilouto announces

Emily Girard June 3, 2022

Masks and plexiglass are now optional in all University of Kentucky campus buildings, excluding UK HealthCare facilities. In a campus-wide email on Friday, university President Eli Capilouto said the...

A community member receives a COVID-19 test on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at UK’s Kroger Field testing site in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

College Way COVID-19 testing to close at end of May

Emily Girard May 26, 2022

The last day UK’s COVID-19 testing site at Kroger Field will be open is Tuesday, May 31, according to an email sent on May 24 by UK Health Corps. UK spokesperson Jay Blanton said the decision to close...

Kernel photo editor selected as finalist for Hearst journalism championship

Kernel photo editor selected as finalist for Hearst journalism championship

Rayleigh Deaton May 17, 2022

Jack Weaver, managing and photo editor of the Kentucky Kernel, has been named a photojournalism finalist for the 2021-2022 Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship. The championship brings together...

UKPD reports robbery near UK campus

UKPD reports robbery near UK campus

Emily Girard May 16, 2022

On Monday, UK Police reported in a crime bulletin that a robbery occurred in the parking lot of the College of Medicine Learning Center on 807 S Limestone Street. Sent via campus-wide email, the bulletin...

The Main Building on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK holds open forums for new provost candidates

Saige McFarlane May 2, 2022

Candidates for UK’s next provost gave open forums for faculty and staff over the past two weeks.The former provost, David W. Blackwell, did not extend his tenure last July, as he wanted to pursue a position...

Internet comedian Josh Peck shares a conversation with moderator Samantha Valentino during a SAB event on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in the Worsham Cinema in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

UK Student Activity Board hosts actor Josh Peck

Rana Alsoufi May 2, 2022

The social media personality and “Drake and Josh” actor Josh Peck visited the University of Kentucky on Sunday, May 1, as part of the Student Activity Board’s SpeakBlue Distinguished Speakers series.Peck,...

Mary Krueger, Jonathan’s mother, gives a testimony sharing stories about her son during sentencing in the case of the 2015 death of Jonathan Krueger on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Circuit Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Defendants in Jonathan Krueger case sentenced after seven years

Sarah Michels April 28, 2022

Seven years after the murder of UK student and Kernel photographer Jonathan Krueger, Fayette County Judge Jeffrey Taylor has sentenced the three defendants to a collective 89 years in prison, in line with...

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One Day for UK raises $35,000 for the Kernel

Sophia Shoemaker April 23, 2022

The 2022 One Day for UK event was held on April 21. It is the university’s annual giving day, where for 24 hours, donors can support different colleges. Across the entire university, $2,041,622 was...

Horses race during the first day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Bourbon and bread pudding: The Keeneland tradition continues

Sophia Shoemaker April 21, 2022

The Keeneland Spring Meet began this year on April 8. Now, a few weeks later, ticket sales are still up, bets are being placed and the Lexington tradition remains alive and well. The racecourse has been...

Demonstrators hold a banner outside White Hall Classroom Building during a rally organized by United Campus Workers of Kentucky on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Union holds rally on UK campus, demands wage and healthcare reform

Karley Keen April 20, 2022

United Campus Workers of Kentucky (UCW) rallied across UK’s campus in support of graduate student workers Wednesday afternoon. The march ended in a petition with over 600 signatures being delivered to...

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