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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Autum Bailey, president of Coffee Cats, poses for a photo on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Autum Bailey brews a cup of community

Albert Myers September 20, 2022

Last year, Autum Bailey and her friend Devin Lambert co-founded a club for UK students to try new coffee shops in the Lexington area while meeting other people. Bailey, a junior human health sciences major,...

Common Grounds closed all of its University of Kentucky locations before the start of the fall 2022 semester. Photo by Emily Wrenn | Kentucky Kernel

Common Grounds no longer on UK ground(s)

Grace Medley, Reporter September 13, 2022

Local coffee shop Common Grounds closed all three of their University of Kentucky campus locations for the 2022-2023 school year. Common Grounds held residence in three buildings across UK’s campus:...

Ellie Harman, co-owner of High on Art & Coffee, poses for a portrait in front of her art on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in Lexington, KY.

Perseverance through community: How High on Art & Coffee is giving back

Corrie McCroskey December 2, 2021

Affectionately known as “Grandma” and “Pappy,” Ellie and Tim Harman own the inventive High on Art & Coffee, a shop that combines a passion for creatives and homemade cuisine.“Our vision before...

The Starbucks in the Gatton Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Is Bad Ass Coffee better than Starbucks?

Sydney Spillman November 4, 2021

Bad Ass Coffee, a new coffee shop located on Lexington’s S. Limestone, has drawn some customers away from the number one coffee shop in America, Starbucks.Starbucks has been the most popular coffee shop...

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Coffee Week is here. See what near-campus coffee shops have in store.

Sydney Momeyer February 15, 2020

Lexington has Burger Week, Pizza Week and now Coffee and Tea Week.Lexington Coffee and Tea Week will be from Feb. 17-23. Each drink will be $3 at the participating locations. While there are over a dozen...

UK Junior Sarah Claustro and UKPD Chief Joe Monroe pose during this years Coffee with a Cop event in the Starbucks inside Gatton Student Center.

UKPD puts ‘best foot forward’ with annual Coffee with a Cop event

Emily Girard November 14, 2019

The UK Police Department hosted its annual Coffee with a Cop event this Wednesday, where it invited UK students and community members to visit with officers and contribute feedback.The event, which took...

A warm cup of coffee on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at McLeod’s Coffee House in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jade Grisham | Staff

Brew unto others: McLeod’s Coffee House employs people with special needs

Kevin Wells November 14, 2019

Last year, former minister Brewster McLeod retired from Southland Christian Church after nearly 40 years of service.McLeod has infectious energy, has never met a stranger and a great determination to serve...

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When Willy T is too busy, check out these off-campus studying locations

Jade Grisham October 22, 2019

Do you have a long paper to write? Have a big test to study for? This may come as a surprise to most of you, but there are other places to study around Lexington other than the extremely crowded William...

Third Street Stuff and Coffee is located at 257 N Limestone #1, Lexington, KY 40507.

Local business provides coffee and colorful scenery

Abby Logan March 11, 2019

Third Street Stuff and Coffee is a hidden gem located in Lexington, Kentucky. Its unique features and atmosphere make it stand out like no other coffee shop in Lexington.The business has been around since...

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It’s OK to like what you like, from pumpkin spice to today’s top hits

Alex Brinkhorst October 3, 2018

Liking things makes us who we are. Things like our hobbies, the music we listen to, the brands we wear, the food and drinks we consume. And it's OK to like the things that you like. Over the course of...

Third Street Stuff and Coffee was voted the best coffee shop in Kentucky by Business Insider in 2014. 

Grab a cup of coffee and motivation during finals week from local coffee shops

Lauryn Haas April 20, 2018

The last few weeks of the spring semester weigh heavily on the shoulders of students longing for summer. After a school year full of group projects, research papers, presentations and work shifts, the...


Drink green tea instead of coffee; it’s better for you

Belle Kendrick March 29, 2018

Most college students need some kind of pick-me-up at some point in their hectic week. Coffee, the usual go-to for college students, may be the caffeine you want to wake you up every morning, but it isn’t...

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