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People surround a flipped car on State Street after UK fans gathered following Kentucky footballs win over Florida on Sept. 10, 2022. Photo by Maria Rauh | Kentucky Kernel

Police launch State Street investigation, ask for help identifying those involved

Kendall Staton, Asst. Opinions Editor September 16, 2022

The Lexington Police Department is asking for assistance identifying those involved in “criminal activity” on State Street following UK’s win over Florida on Sept. 10. The Sept. 16 update from...

A group of UK students poses for a photo with a Lexington police officer during a student celebration after Kentucky football defeated No. 10 Florida on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, on Crescent Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

State Street: Should the tradition continue?

Audrey Fones October 13, 2021

University of Kentucky fans are notorious for burning couches on State Street. On Oct. 2, Kentucky football upset Florida in a 20-13 victory to remain undefeated. The destructive tradition of State Street...

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Flipped cars, burning couches: a brief history of destructive post-game celebrations

Amanda Bryant March 22, 2018

March Madness is here and, as tradition permits, the celebration isn’t far behind.While stray couches are looking for refuge, it is a good time to recall past celebrations centered on March Madness and...

A fire is set on fire after UKs sweet sixteen upset victory against Ohio St. on State Street on March 26, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brandon Goodwin | Staff File Photo 

Stray couches, flammable materials to be removed ahead of Thursday’s UK Sweet 16 game

Rick Childress March 19, 2018

State Street is known as the hot spot for clandestine, and sometimes violent, victory celebrations. Lexington is taking preparatory actions ahead of UK basketball's Sweet Sixteen game on Thursday. Couches...

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