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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Bill Gatton talks with students after the celebration honoring him in the Student Center on Friday, August 31, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

‘A Kentucky original.’ UK alum and largest donor Bill Gatton dies at 89

Hannah Stanley April 19, 2022

Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton, UK alumnus and the school’s biggest donor, died Tuesday at age 89.   Gatton was a “Kentucky original” who grew up in a small coalfield near Bremen in Muhlenberg...

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