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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

Water main breaks in UK residence hall

Hannah Stanley April 5, 2022

Shortly before 8 p.m. on April 4, a sprinkler broke in a Holmes Hall resident’s room, causing water intrusion and flooding throughout the building.  At 10:09 p.m., a text message was sent from UK Alert...

History professor Karen Petrone poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at BUILDING in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Where were you?

News Staff September 9, 2021

While most undergraduate students weren’t alive or don’t remember Sept. 11, 2001, the events of that day have indisputably changed the trajectory of our daily lives. The Kernel asked several UK faculty...

Construction of the new Coldstream Research Campus on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at the Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Ground-breaking kicks off next phase for research campus

Brooklyn Kelley March 1, 2021

A who’s who of Lexington leaders gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to take the next step in one of the university’s less flashy ventures.Mayor Linda Gorton, Lexington commerce chair Ray Daniels, University...

Where once stood three large white oaks, as well as dogwoods and hornbeams, now only a single holly stands.

Columnist: Kirwan-Blanding trees removed despite intent to ‘preserve’

Cameron Luker February 19, 2020

When I heard that the Kirwin-Blanding complex was going to be removed, I was very pleased to hear that plans for replacement dorm included adjacent greenspace. It seems that places for students to relax...

A hallway in the Blazer Dining building on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Waiting for a new building, one UK college has taken a morale hit in an outdated space

Natalie Parks February 5, 2020

When UK students returned to campus after winter break, something had changed.Where fences and construction had once been, the latest infrastructure project on campus was now unveiled: the renovation of...

Blanding and Kirwan residence halls, along with Smith, Ingles and Baldwin, could be without air conditioning after spring break.

UK to demolish Kirwan, Blanding towers, may add new dorm

Sydney Momeyer December 6, 2019

The University of Kentucky is set to move into their next steps to demolish the Kirwan-Blanding Complex on south campus, a complex that has been unoccupied for years. Talks of demolishing the two twin...

Champions Kitchen will open to students on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. Pushed-in high-top chairs sit at Champions Kitchen on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

UK approved to expand Gatton Student Center dining areas

Sydney Momeyer October 18, 2019

Construction on the University of Kentucky's new Gatton Student Center isn't done quite just yet.In a unanimous decision during Friday's Board of Trustees meeting inside Kroger Field's Woodford Reserve...

Dr. Jennifer Greer will assume her role as the new dean of UKs College of Communications and Information in August of 2019.

UK Communications college will need millions to jump start process for new building

Rick Childress September 26, 2019

A highly anticipated new College of Communications building is no longer on track, the college's dean said Wednesday, locking faculty, staff and students into less-than-ideal temporary spaces for the foreseeable...

A student studies in the library in the UK Law Building on campus on Friday, September 6, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

The $53 million UK law building is open for students

Amanda Bryant September 11, 2019

University of Kentucky law students now have a new place to call home.The estimated $53 million UK College of Law building, located beside Memorial Hall and under renovation since the summer 2017, is open,...

Restaurants and shops line South Limestone in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Surviving on ever-changing South Limestone proves a tough task for local business

Emily Laytham September 5, 2019

The beginning of a new school year brings many things.Sometimes, it takes them away, too.In the case of dining options close to campus, the new semester both giveth and taketh away.A construction-filled...

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Transformer fire downs power in four UK buildings, facilities closed until Monday

Sydney Momeyer July 5, 2019

Four University of Kentucky buildings will be closed until Monday due to a Thursday morning fire. A transformer in Bowman Hall caught fire resulting in power outages in Bowman and other buildings on Rose...

The Blazer Dining building. The building now houses many journalism classes on UKs campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Waiting for a new building, UK college sits in surge space

Last year, the College of Communication and Information moved from its longtime home in the Grehan Journalism Building to the Blazer Dining building, where the college will wait til it receives a building The...

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