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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Get out of a rut, walk on a sidewalk

Sarah Michels March 3, 2022

It’s an all-too-common story. A rushed student chooses to off-road, taking a shortcut through the grass to save precious seconds. Another student, noticing that the deviation from the sidewalk brings...

Aerial damage to the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2021. The damage was caused by a tornado that struck western Kentucky on Dec. 10, 2021.

The long road ahead: Rebuilding and recovery in western Kentucky

Corrie McCroskey February 10, 2022

No one was prepared when the collection of storms on Dec. 11 took an undeviating path toward the UK Research and Education Building.Home to various kinds of research, including horticulture, fruits and...

Kentuckians tap into syrup industry at Kentucky Maple Day

Sophia Shoemaker February 10, 2022

On Saturday, Feb. 5, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office partnered with the Kentucky Maple Syrup Association to sponsor the third annual Kentucky Maple Day.The event gave the public an opportunity...

The Kentucky State Capitol dome breaks through the morning fog in Frankfort, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

The real division in Kentucky

Brooklyn Kelley January 27, 2022

Moving to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky might as well have been like moving to a whole other part of America, even though I only live a few counties away, and I grew up coming here to...

Students eat at The 90 dining hall on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘A serendipitous situation.’ UK dining hall offers local, sustainable food options

Emily Girard September 16, 2021

The Fresh Food Company at The 90 has been dedicated to local, sustainable operations since its construction in 2015, and it has recently implemented programs to further this goal.The University of Kentucky...

LED lights shine through the walls of AppHarvest’s flagship greenhouse, which produces tomatoes year-round, on February 9, 2021. The company plans to build 12 similar facilities in Kentucky by the year 2025. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Local focus, global stage for Kentucky AgTech company

Natalie Parks February 16, 2021

Turn left off of 1-64 exit 133 onto Kentucky 801, and your eyes will immediately look north, where a warm bronze glow occupies much of the horizon.That glow is no illusion – it’s the $15 million LED...

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Re-imagining broken food systems in a post-COVID world

Kelly Walker April 24, 2020

For the love of agriculture, food, and the environment is a monthly column by UK's The Food Connection intern, Kelly Walker.Among the many conflicting and emotional opinions related to the state of the...

Founded in 1959 by Carl and Bertha Fister, Bi-Water Farm and Greenhouse is a mainstay in Kentucky farming and agriculture, and a member of Kentucky Proud. Photo by Kelly Brightmore

Thinking like a farmer is Kentucky’s path forward

Cameron Luker March 27, 2020

Kentucky has always sat at a crossroads. It sits at the geographic and cultural meeting point of the South and the Midwest that has given it it’s unique identity that is greater than the sum of its parts.We...

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Coffee week and the sustainability of hot bean liquid

Kelly Walker March 4, 2020

Recently during Lexington Coffee Week, participating coffee shops in Lexington offered drink specials for $3. I wanted to happily venture out with my wallet and a smile to take advantage of a week dedicated...

McAfee Knob in Virginia, Mount Katahdin, Maine, and the Grayson Highlands of Virginia are three of the multiple landmarks Wright encountered along the Appalachian Trail. 

Venture into Appalachia

Will Wright March 4, 2020

The driveway that leads from Route 15 to Riverside Park in Whitesburg is easy to miss.It peels off from the main road and leads down to a gravel parking lot cozied up along the bank of the North Fork Kentucky...

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The ‘understory’ of Appalachian forests and culture is ASA conference theme

Brianna Stanley March 4, 2020

This year marks two firsts in the Appalachian Studies Association conference’s 43-year history — the first time it’s being held at UK and the first time it’s had a main focus on the forests of...

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Don’t be rude, save your food: Creatively reducing food waste this holiday season

Kelly Walker December 16, 2019

Now that Thanksgiving and the month of November are over, the holiday-crazed Cindy Lou Who’s of the world are finally allowed to openly blast Christmas music and decorate their Christmas trees free of...

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