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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Rayann White, owner of Rayann’s Popcorn, talks to a customer on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Julietta Market in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Rayann White is popping off: A Lexington success story

Sophia Shoemaker September 17, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have chosen to quit their jobs or change the course of their career completely. Rayann White, owner and founder of Rayann’s Popcorn, is one of these individuals.Before...

Macy Hammond works the register at Street Scene Vintage on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Gillian Stawiszynski | Staff

With capacity increases, small businesses equal part relieved and concerned

Gillian Stawiszynski March 7, 2021

Small businesses have been struggling since the start of COVID-19, but new allowances are being implemented in Kentucky to increase their options. For the past two and a half months, restaurant capacity...

Greyline Station is located at the corner of W Loudon Avenue and North Limestone Street in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Old space, new purpose for Lexington market

Callie Justice February 22, 2021

A historical building on the north side of Lexington recently received a face lift, becoming a neighborhood treasure. Greyline Station left its transportation routes in the past transforming into a marketplace...

Two UK students are handed their orders from Nathan’s Taqueria, a food truck on campus, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, outside William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COVID food trucks: Nathan’s Taqueria brings “flavor from Mexico” to Kentucky

Sarah Michels November 13, 2020

Beatriz Mata and Carlos Gomez underestimated the crowds. As owners of a food truck business during a pandemic, the couple eagerly accepted UK’s offer to come to campus during this fall semester. Mata...

Myles Racino, BCTC student and barista, poses for a portrait behind the counter of Third Street Stuff and Coffee on Nov. 3, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Almost normal: Local workers say Election Day business as usual

The University of Kentucky declared Election Day an academic holiday, giving students and faculty the day off, though staff like dining hall employees continued to work. At eight locations around town,...

Lost dreams of an American dairy farmer

Madison Dyment May 3, 2020

In a country where you can go to a grocery store and pick up a gallon of milk for $2, it's hard to see past the low prices and convenience to the underlying problems. The abundance of dairy products available...

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Recent EPA regulatory rollbacks are not the correct response to COVID-19

Cameron Luker March 30, 2020

A brief review of court cases involving the legal distinctions of corporations will show a several-decades-long trend of corporations claiming that they are entitled to the same rights as people. This...

Warren Byron, left, and Chris Sullivan, right, perform for sQecial Medias 48th anniversary celebration amidst the stores unique stock. Photo by Gillian Stawiszynski

UK students, community celebrate 48 years of sQecial Media

Gillian Stawiszynski March 3, 2020

Cheese platters, fruit punch and colorful flyers that read “Everything 40% OFF Today Only!” filled the entrance of sQecial Media on Sunday.Lexington’s well-known metaphysical store celebrated its...

Biskit leans over his cowboy hats, making sure everything is stacked well, as he sells merchandise outside of the presidents rally in Lexington.

Economy of a Trump rally: Inside the world of merchandise vendors

Natalie Parks November 10, 2019

 When President Donald Trump comes to town, so does everyone else.Supporters and protesters alike show up in large numbers at rallies like the one held in Lexington on November 4. But so does another...

UK alum and AppHarvest CEO Jonathan Webb is interviewed for a segment of “60 Minutes.” Photo provided by AppHarvest

With ‘America’s largest greenhouses,’ UK alums are working to make a difference for Eastern Kentucky

Emily Laytham April 1, 2019

The momentum behind a UK alumnus’s agricultural-tech business is attracting global attention. Meanwhile, the company’s growing team is looking inward and working to redefine capital and consumption...

A twinkling holiday display greets guests at the entrance to the Peppermint and Pearls Holiday Shopping Boutique.

Peppermint and Pearls kicks off the holiday season

Lauren Hudson November 10, 2018

Although some may think it is too early to start decking the halls, Lexington Christian Academy and its fleet of jolly shoppers say it is never too early to get into the holiday spirit.Held on the first...

Benji Hutchinson, a UK graduate, was recently appointed to chair the IJIS Institutes new Biometrics Task Force. Photo provided by Benji Hutchinson

UK graduate heads new national task force on facial recognition technology

Ryan Page October 23, 2018

May 4, 2000, would be a special day to the graduating seniors at UK. As those who were graduating filled the floor of Rupp Arena, a shockwave of excitement was sent throughout the room. These soon-to-be...

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