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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Martin-Gatton Agricultural Sciences Building renderings provided by UK.

New $60 million Martin-Gatton Agricultural Sciences Building breaks ground

Lilly Keith, Assistant News Editor May 16, 2024

On the corner of Cooper Drive and Nicholasville Road, several influential University of Kentucky figures broke ground on the construction of the Martin-Gatton College’s newest addition to the College...

BROADCAST: KY officials stress importance of work zone awareness

Edward Smith, Reporter April 27, 2024

As orange cones begin to line the roads this summer, Kentucky officials are asking drivers to drive safely when approaching work zones.

Construction takes place for the Christian Student Fellowship ‘campus hub’ on the corner of Columbia and Woodland Avenue on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Christian Student Fellowship $19 million renovation to provide a ‘multi-million dollar home’ to students

Lilly Keith, Staff Reporter February 19, 2024

The new Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) building is on its third year of construction and does not have a set end date, according to Brian Marshall, who has been lead director and lead pastor of CSF...

A blue circle outlines the area behind the University Flats where a four-story dorm awaits building plans. The build is awaiting legislative approval as the University of Kentucky has seen an influx in enrollment and demand for on-campus housing. (December 2023) Illustration by Abbey Cutrer.

UK Board of Trustees approves $81 million residence hall construction plans

Alexis Baker, News Editor December 8, 2023

An $81 million, four-story building with 644 beds for undergraduate students is awaiting legislative approval as the University of Kentucky has seen an influx in enrollment and demand for on-campus housing,...

Students walk to class on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at Alumni Commons in Lexington, KY. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

Construction on Alumni Commons continues after 10 months

Ale Scrivner, Reporter August 30, 2023

Alumni Commons, a $9 million developmental project located between Columbia Ave. and Huguelet Dr. at the University of Kentucky, is still not complete since construction began in September of last year. The...

Fencing blocks off an area under construction near White Hall Classroom Building on Monday, March 6, 2023, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Construction should be used to better learning environments, not appearances for more money

Gracie Moore, Reporter March 15, 2023

There hasn't been a single day without construction since I first stepped foot on UK’s campus.  I understand the desire to improve infrastructure and modernize the campus, but UK needs to choose...

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.

Under constr(UK)tion

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...

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