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Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts to a foul call during the Kentucky vs Vanderbilt mens basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 109-77. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

BREAKING: Arkansas officially hires John Calipari in five-year, $7 million contract

Samantha Money, Assistant Sports Editor April 10, 2024

On the morning of Wednesday, April 10, Arkansas men’s basketball announced the official hire of hall of famer John Calipari as the 14th head coach of the Razorbacks. Calipari signed a five-year contract...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receivers Barion Brown (7) and Dane Key (6) celebrate a touchdown during the Kentucky vs. Mississippi State football game on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

At the whistle: Kentucky football defeats Mississippi State 24-3

Cole Parke, Sports Editor November 4, 2023

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Kentucky football defeated Mississippi State 24-3 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi, on Saturday. The win snapped a three-game losing skid for the Cats. The win was...

Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Daniel Cameron will go head to head in gubernatorial election

Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Daniel Cameron will go head to head in gubernatorial election

Casey Sebastiano, Reporter May 17, 2023

Current Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and 51st Attorney General Daniel Cameron have won the primary election for their parties. Both nominees earned more than twice the number of votes than their runner-ups,...

Kentucky state Rep. Lamin Swann dies after medical emergency

Kentucky state Rep. Lamin Swann dies after medical emergency

Courtney Suber, Reporter May 14, 2023

Kentucky state Rep. Lamin Swann died on Sunday, May 14, according to his mother, Pamela Dixon. He was 45. Dixon said that Swann suffered from a “significant medical emergency” and was hospitalized...

A person walks up the ice covered step of the Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Kentucky General Assembly introduces bills affecting college students

Alexis Baker, Reporter January 13, 2023

With the Kentucky General Assembly underway, new bills are being introduced that will directly impact Kentucky’s younger demographic. Here are three to watch this session: S.B. 9 Senate Bill 9 is summarized...

President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure and a $1.6 billion bridge project on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at a vacant property in Covington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

President Biden visits Kentucky as part of $1.6B federal bridge repair program

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2023

President Joe Biden visited the commonwealth on Wednesday to announce the allotment of more than $1.6 billion in federal funding to upgrade the Brent Spence Bridge connecting Kentucky and Ohio. The...

Cars drive down S Broadway on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Parking costs set to increase across Lexington

Kendall Staton, Asst. News Editor December 26, 2022

Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority (LFCPA) announced an hourly parking meter rate increase and extension of enforcement hours across the city to begin Jan. 3, 2023. LFCPA will increase...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) drives to the basket during the Kentucky vs. North Florida mens basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 96-56. Photo by Jackson Dunavant | Staff

Wildcats secure revolutionary win over Michigan in London

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor December 4, 2022

No. 19 Kentucky defeated Michigan 73-69 at the O2 Arena in London, England, on Sunday to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Wildcats kicked off the night with Oscar Tshiebwe, Sahvir Wheeler, Cason Wallace,...

Ann O’Hanlon’s 1934 mural located in UK’s Memorial Hall has been the subject of controversy for several years, due to its depictions of people of color. On Nov. 22, president Eli Capilouto announced that it would be removed and relocated. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff file photo

UK under legal pressure for planned removal of Memorial Hall mural

Alexis Baker, Reporter December 1, 2022

After years of controversy surrounding a mural in Memorial Hall, UK president Eli Capilouto announced the university’s plan to remove and relocate it on Nov. 22. The mural illustrates segregation...

Sophia Rosings mugshot from the Fayette County jail website.

Capilouto: UK student arrested for assault is banned from campus

Hannah Stanley, News Editor November 9, 2022

After facing charges of assault and intoxication, Sophia Rosing is no longer a student at UK. The university suspended Rosing on an interim basis hours after the incident, according to UK president Eli...

Kylah Spring speaks at the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

‘Let this be a movement.’ Peaceful protest conducted for victim of racial violence on campus

Alexis Baker, Reporter November 7, 2022

Demonstrators gathered outside William T. Young Library Thursday evening to march in solidarity with Kylah Spring, a freshman UK student who was a victim of racial violence on UK’s campus. The event...

The parents of Sophia Rosing leave the courtroom on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the Robert F. Stephens District Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Student arrested on assault charges appears in court, pleads not guilty

Kendall Staton, Asst. News Editor November 7, 2022

UK student Sophia Rosing appeared in court for her arraignment hearing via video conference from the Fayette County Detention Center on Monday, Nov. 7. She entered a not guilty plea to the charges of alcohol...

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