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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

The time to legalize sports betting is now

Hunter Shelton April 7, 2022

Since the U.S. Supreme Court ended the federal ban on sports betting over three years ago, the United States has witnessed a boom in the world of props, parlays and pick-em's. As of March 2022, 30 states...


Students must exercise right, duty to vote

By the Editorial Board October 2, 2018

Our campus has seen many demonstrations and protests throughout the years. You only need to wait for a visiting preacher to give a sermon on chastity, have grad school stipends threatened or a pro-life...

President Eli Capilouto talks with UK Board of Trustees Chairman Britt Brockman during the unveiling of UKs $265 million research building on Sept. 21, 2018. Photo by Jacob Eads  

UK to tackle health disparities with unveiling of new research center

Jacob Eads September 21, 2018

UK has officially unveiled its newest weapon in its fight against curbing health disparities in the commonwealth.President Eli Capilouto, joined by Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Andy Barr Friday, opened...

Jacob Heil - Fayette County Detention Center

UPDATE: UK student ‘showed signs of impairment’ when arrested Saturday after collision

Rick Childress September 15, 2018

UPDATE: Jacob Heil, 18, a UK freshman who was identified by police as the driver of a silver passenger car which struck a 4-year-old boy during Saturday's football game, was arrested at the scene of the...

Derby day at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff

Kentuckians celebrate state’s birthday

Bailey Vandiver June 1, 2017

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Kentucky, happy birthday to you…Today, Kentuckians celebrate the 225-year anniversary of our commonwealth becoming an official part...

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Letter to the editor: Diversion of lottery funding harming the future of the Commonwealth

As members of the Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky, our top priority is to advocate for Kentucky’s students who are pursuing a postsecondary education. Right now, the diversion of lottery...

Kentucky legislature should legalize recreational marijuana

EDITORIAL January 19, 2016

Kentucky has the opportunity to follow the successful policies of states like Colorado and Oregon by passing the Cannabis Freedom Act to legalize recreational marijuana.The bill, introduced by state Sen....

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