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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The gamers lounge, consisting of an Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch and 50 gaming computers, is now open in the new Cornerstone building on the corner of S Limestone and Winslow St on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at The Cornerstone in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Audit details cyberattack on UK, points out system weaknesses

Natalie Parks March 30, 2021

A newly released audit shows that the University of Kentucky was “perilously close” to a system-wide shutdown as a result of what may have been the most significant cyberattack on the university.The...

An officer lays down a cord during an emergency situation on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Emergency situation at UK hospital caused by armed man, ended without incident

Natalie Parks March 25, 2021

Law enforcement officials arrested an armed man at UK's Chandler Hospital following a bomb scare that sparked an emergency alert and hours-long police search.UK police received a tip the morning of March...

UKs 100-acre Arboretum was founded in 1991 as a partnership between the City of Lexington and UK, both of which are included in the founding members. 

Spots around Lexington for a mini spring break

Brooklyn Kelley March 24, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the nation, many people are stuck wondering what to do. With the weather getting nicer and the lack of companionship getting increasingly burdensome, many UK students...

Graphic made by Natalie Parks with Infogram.

Students hope for debt relief as government wavers on amount

Haley Simpkins February 22, 2021

Student debt forgiveness has been a major topic of conversation during the start of the Biden presidency, and students at UK are joining the discussion.According to the annual Federal Student Loan Portfolio,...

Greyline Station is located at the corner of W Loudon Avenue and North Limestone Street in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Old space, new purpose for Lexington market

Callie Justice February 22, 2021

A historical building on the north side of Lexington recently received a face lift, becoming a neighborhood treasure. Greyline Station left its transportation routes in the past transforming into a marketplace...

Campus orgs celebrate Black History month with slate of events

Hannah Stanley February 8, 2021

University of Kentucky organizations will be hosting events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month for students and faculty to participate in. Events ranging from discussions,...

Biden/Harris supporters celebrate the results of the presidential election, cheering and dancing as passing cars honked in solidarity on Nov. 7, 2020. Photo by Natalie Parks.

Following Biden’s victory, ‘overjoyed’ supporters celebrate in downtown Lexington

Natalie Parks November 8, 2020

In New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, thousands of Americans took the streets to celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the Presidential election, an outcome announced the morning of Saturday, Nov. 7.In Lexington,...

Bron Bourque, a UK freshman, poses for a portrait taken over FaceTime on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Online-only students weigh in on their unique semester

Lauren Campbell October 13, 2020

UK is offering a mixture of in-person and online instruction to students this semester with the majority of UK students experiencing both online and in-person instruction. However, several UK students,...

All data from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Departments daily COVID-19 tracking updates.

UK concerns over health department COVID-19 data prompt reporting change

Natalie Parks September 23, 2020

According to Lexington-Fayette County Health Department spokesperson Kevin Hall, UK officials "expressed concerns over privacy matters" related to the health department's reporting of COVID-19 cases among...

Founder of Movement for Black Lives at UK accused of violating student conduct with banner display

Founder of Movement for Black Lives at UK accused of violating student conduct with banner display

Haley Simpkins August 29, 2020

Khari Gardner, founder of the Movement for Black Lives at UK, announced on Twitter on Aug. 29 that UK has initiated a student conduct investigation against him following an on-campus banner display a few...

University of Kentucky students get tested for COVID-19 at a drive through testing site on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

By the numbers: How UK compares to shutdown schools

Haley Simpkins August 26, 2020

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill moved to remote learning after just one week of classes, citing clusters in dorms and a growing positivity rate as causes for the shutdown.A day later, the...

UK unveils restart plan concepts

UK unveils restart plan concepts

Haley Blackburn May 13, 2020

UPDATE: Though only two days were allotted for feedback on the restart plans, UK has received more than 3,000 responses to the feedback surveys said UK spokesperson Jay Blanton.“And we plan to offer...

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