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Here’s the problem with the legal drinking age

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter November 19, 2023

It is no mystery that underage people drink. If you’re reading this, you’re likely a student at the University of Kentucky, meaning you have almost certainly run into someone who has indulged in...

Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart watches the Kentucky vs. No. 1 South Carolina womens basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. South Carolina won 95-66. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK Athletics announces department-wide sale of Alcohol at sporting events

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 17, 2023

UK Athletics and Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced a department-wide sale of alcoholic beverages at sporting events for the 2023-24 school year. The official confirmation came from...

The Phi Kappa Tau house on Monday, April 17, 2023, on Pennsylvania Ct. in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Phi Kappa Tau fraternity revoked as a UK student organization

Hannah Stanley, Managing Editor April 18, 2023

Clarification: According to UK spokesperson Jay Blanton, the Sigma Nu fraternity has completed the revocation period. The Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has concluded the set revocation period by the university,...

Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Mason Moore (20) pitches the ball during the Kentucky vs. Evansville home opener baseball game on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 6-3. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky baseball defeats Evansville 6-3 in home opener at Kentucky Proud Park

Jack Weaver and Isabel McSwain February 21, 2023

Kentucky baseball claimed its third win of the season in a 6-3 home opener victory over the Evansville Purple Aces on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart watches the Kentucky vs. No. 1 South Carolina womens basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. South Carolina won 95-66. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK Athletics announces pilot program to sell alcohol at sporting events

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 17, 2023

UK Athletics announced a pilot program that will test out the sale of alcoholic beverages at sporting events, starting with the 2023 baseball and softball seasons. “Our priority is, as always, to...

Thomas Lofton Hazelwood

‘He’s not gonna make it to serenades.’ The missing details of the Hazelwood investigation

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

They left him alone, on a couch, his blood alcohol concentration almost five times the legal limit. Just a few hours before, he had been hanging out with his pledge brothers, drinking bourbon, playing...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Coroner: Alcohol toxicity cause of Hazelwood’s death; no criminal charges

Hannah Stanley December 14, 2021

The Fayette County Coroner’s report on UK student Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood has confirmed his cause of death to be alcohol toxicity.Hazelwood, 18, was found unresponsive at FarmHouse Fraternity on...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Burden of proof: Alcohol violations widespread amongst Kentucky IFC

Natalie Parks December 2, 2021

The death of an 18-year-old student from presumed alcohol toxicity has thrust alcohol use into the spotlight at the University of Kentucky.Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood was pronounced dead in the evening...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK Police cites FarmHouse Fraternity with 20 counts of underage alcohol possession

Sarah Michels October 21, 2021

UK Police recorded 20 counts of liquor law violations at Farmhouse Fraternity Monday night while responding to an unresponsive student, now identified as Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood. At approximately...

An anonymous tip, submitted to UK on September 19, 2020, via the incident reporting form, alleges that Delta Sigma Phi held an over-capacity party. A copy of the tip was obtained by the Kentucky Kernel via an open records request.

Multiple fraternities suspended for COVID-19 infractions

Natalie Parks September 28, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, eight fraternities at the University of Kentucky have faced disciplinary action for violations of the university’s COVID-19 protocols.Six fraternities are on disciplinary...

The Kentucky Wildcat cheerleaders stand on the court for the playing of My Old Kentucky Home following the game against Wofford in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Breaking down the UK cheerleading hazing investigation

Natalie Parks May 20, 2020

OverviewAfter a months-long investigation into hazing allegations, the University of Kentucky fired the coaching staff of its award-winning cheer program and turned management of the team over to the athletics...

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