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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Debris from damaged homes is scattered throughout a neighborhood following a tornado on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, on Creekwood Avenue in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

The worst tornado in Kentucky history, told through one Bowling Green neighborhood’s survival stories

Sarah Michels December 11, 2021

Jessica Mann wasn’t scared when the freight train of a tornado arrived at her window. She didn’t have time. It was only hours after the storm, relatively safe on her neighbor’s couch, water bottle...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivers updates on COVID-19 on Aug. 23, 2021.

Gov. Beshear announces record COVID-19 cases, deployment of National Guard

Emily Girard August 23, 2021

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear held a news conference Monday in which he announced record numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Beshear said that, despite over 31,000 vaccines being distributed...

Governor Beshear holds conference on Delta variant, emphasizes importance of vaccines

Emily Girard July 20, 2021

Governor Andy Beshear held a special press conference Monday to discuss the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its impact on Kentucky.Beshear said that current COVID-19 vaccines are still offering “significant...

Candidate for Governor Andy Beshear talks to the crowd during the democratic campaign watch party on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the C2 Event Venue in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Breven Walker | Staff

What Gov. Beshear’s NIL executive order means for Kentucky athletics

Hunter Shelton June 25, 2021

July 1, 2021 will be remembered as a landmark date in the world of collegiate athletics, as multiple states will begin allowing student-athletes the opportunity to profit off their name, image and...

Kentucky sophomore guard Rhyne Howard drives pasta defender during the University of Kentucky vs. Georgia womens basketball senior night game on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 88-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK athletics reacts to new NIL law

Barkley Truax June 24, 2021

Thursday afternoon, Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order to allow Division One collegiate athletes the ability to be compensated from their name, image and likeness (NIL).How does the UK community...

The Wildcats lead the Gamecocks at the start of the second half of the UK vs. University of South Carolina men’s basketball game on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-64. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Executive order signed to allow Kentucky athletes to benefit from NIL

Barkley Truax June 24, 2021

University of Kentucky athletes can profit from their celebrity starting July 1st. Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to allow Division One collegiate athletes across...

Governor announces $1 million drawing for vaccine recipients

Emily Girard June 7, 2021

Kentuckians who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can enter an incentive drawing to win either $1 million or a full college scholarship, Governor Andy Beshear announced Friday.The “Shot at a Million”...

Crystal Wilkinson sits in her office on UKs campus in Lexington, Kentucky, on Feb. 3, 2020.

UK professor inaugurated as Kentucky poet laureate

Hannah Stanley April 23, 2021

Crystal Wilkinson, an English professor in UK’s College of Arts and Sciences, was inducted as the state's poet laureate on April 24, 2021 as part of the Kentucky Writers Day celebration. The celebration...

Governor pushes for Kentuckians to receive the vaccine

Alexis Martin April 19, 2021

In a press conference on April 19, Governor Andy Beshear spoke of the success of vaccines in long-term care facilities and urged age groups under 50 to receive the vaccine.Across the commonwealth, 1.665...

A box of COVID-19 vaccines is carried to vaccine stations on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021,  in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Natalie Parks & Jack Weaver April 13, 2021

The University of Kentucky will temporarily halt administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 following a call from U.S. health agencies.The CDC and FDA called for the pause out of an "abundance...

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.

Legislature overrides governor’s vetoes as 2021 session ends

Callie Justice April 9, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, was the last day of Kentucky’s General Assembly, the legislative session for the state’s House of Representatives and Senate. The final two days of the session were busy as lawmakers...

Governor’s March 22 update hopeful, yet cautious

Samantha Money March 22, 2021

More positive news for Kentucky on the COVID-19 front: as of this week, 1.2 million first doses of COVID-19 doses have been given in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said in his March 22, 2021 press briefing.The...

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