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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Construction workers inspect a gas leak at a construction site alone Rose Street in front of the Chemistry-Physics Building on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

Campus construction: The everyday struggle of a college student

Delaney McGuire, Reporter September 9, 2022

Within five minutes of stepping onto UK’s campus, you are most likely to be greeted by the sounds of heavy construction equipment and high-frequency power tools. Construction has become a daily occurrence...

A worker works on the construction site of the Healthy Kentucky research building on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Brooklyn Kelley March 26, 2021

When walking across UK’s campus, the effects of the pandemic are obvious: fewer students traverse the campus, leaving once bustling sidewalks almost empty on occasion. Signs encourage mask wearing and...

Champions Kitchen will open to students on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. Pushed-in high-top chairs sit at Champions Kitchen on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

UK Board accepts $13.5 million gift from Gatton for student center expansion

Jacob Eads February 21, 2020

The UK Board of Trustees, Friday, accepted a gift of $13.5 million pledged by the Bill Gatton Foundation to fun an expansion to the campus’s student center. The expansion to the Gatton Student Center...

Where once stood three large white oaks, as well as dogwoods and hornbeams, now only a single holly stands.

Columnist: Kirwan-Blanding trees removed despite intent to ‘preserve’

Cameron Luker February 19, 2020

When I heard that the Kirwin-Blanding complex was going to be removed, I was very pleased to hear that plans for replacement dorm included adjacent greenspace. It seems that places for students to relax...

An overlook of the Winslow Project as construction proceeds on November 13, 2019 in Lexington, Ky.

Near-campus street to go down to one lane in coming weeks

Emily Laytham January 28, 2020

Near-campus Winslow Street will be closed to one lane starting Wednesday morning of this week, according to a campus-wide email from Eric Monday, UK's executive vice president.In the email, Monday said...

A car drives through the intersection of West Short Street and South Broadway on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. A major sewer construction project promises to disrupt near-campus traffic. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Major sewer update near UK campus to disrupt traffic for over a year

Emily Laytham January 22, 2020

An expansive sewage construction project expected to cause major traffic issues for upwards of a year is rolling onto UK’s campus early this semester.The project, now years in the making, will impact...

A rendering of the future parking and retail space that is to occupy the space that was once Kennedys Bookstore. | Photo provided by UKNOW

Near-campus Winslow Street closed for two weeks

Sydney Momeyer October 15, 2019

Winslow Street will be closed until the end of October, a UKPR press release said.Winslow Street is located between the South Limestone parking garage and Crumzz.The street will be closed to traffic due...

Restaurants and shops line South Limestone in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Surviving on ever-changing South Limestone proves a tough task for local business

Emily Laytham September 5, 2019

The beginning of a new school year brings many things.Sometimes, it takes them away, too.In the case of dining options close to campus, the new semester both giveth and taketh away.A construction-filled...

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Sustainability: an upside to UK’s constant construction

Brianna Stanley September 3, 2019

Shortly after I moved into my freshman dorm room, Lewis Hall construction started across the road. My beautiful view of greenery quickly turned into a dusty and cacophonous band of construction machinery....

A construction worker takes a break in what used to be the Kernel newsroom in the basement of the Grehan Journalism Building on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The building is under construction and is expected to be completed in December 2019. Photo by Bailey Vandiver | Staff 

A look inside the under-construction Grehan Journalism Building

Bailey Vandiver June 25, 2019

On the second floor of the Grehan Journalism Building, Gurney Norman stood in what used to be the yearbook office— including in 1959, when he was editor of The Kentuckian. In the basement, I stood in...

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Sorority house construction will cause temporary lane closures Wednesday

Kernel News Staff October 9, 2018

Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, traffic on Columbia Terrace will be blocked by ongoing construction on the Delta Delta Delta sorority house, according to a UKNOW press release. Columbia Terrace...

Construction takes place around Memorial Hall. Photo by Sarah Ladd

Construction on campus is ruining the college experience

Kellsie Kennedy October 8, 2018

I came to UK’s campus in the fall of 2015. I lived in dorms that even sophomores did not recognize. I watched as new dorms, restaurants and classrooms popped up around campus. Now having spent two...

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