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Aaron Williams, a sophomore civil engineering major, poses for a photo on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at the Ralph G. Anderson Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Humans of UK: Aaron Williams enjoys life after traumatic brain injury

Laurel Swanz and Hannah Stanley January 20, 2023

Aaron Williams was on his way to pick up his girlfriend in 2015 for his junior year homecoming, a moment he should’ve remembered forever. Forty-eight days later, Williams woke up from a coma in a...

Former UK student on trial for death of four-year-old, found not guilty

Former UK student on trial for death of four-year-old, found not guilty

Hannah Stanley October 14, 2021

On Thursday, former UK student Jacob Heil was found not guilty of reckless homicide after a fatal crash on Sept. 15, 2018, that killed four-year-old Marco Shemwell.                        Jurors...

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UK student, a former softball player, dies in car crash

Kernel News Staff February 13, 2020

A UK student died in a single-vehicle crash on I-64 on Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported. Brynlee Bigelow, 21, who the Lexington Herald-Leader reported to be a fourth year digital media and design...

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Long Boarders

Gavin Colton September 25, 2019

There are three kinds of long boarders on campus: ones who can ride, ones who shouldn’t, and ones who can’t ride yet.Last week, I saw a woman skirt into a Qdoba parking lot, cut-off Nirvana shirt and...

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UK student charged with reckless homicide in 4-year-old’s death

Jacob Eads February 6, 2019

The 18-year-old UK student accused of driving under the influence during a crash that killed a 4-year-old-boy after a Kentucky football game is now being charged with reckless homicide, according to an...

A two car wreck occurred at the intersection of South Broadway and Bolivar St. in the morning on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Three sent to hospital after serious South Broadway crash

Rick Childress October 11, 2018

A crash at the intersection of South Broadway and Bolivar sent three people to a local hospital on Thursday morning, city fire officials say.A red pickup truck and a blue passenger car collided near UK's...

Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK’s Alpha Tau Omega suspended; investigation ongoing into pledge’s car crash on Saturday

Rick Childress September 18, 2018

In a campus-wide email sent Tuesday afternoon, UK President Eli Capilouto announced that UK's Alpha Tau Omega fraternity chapter was suspended on an interim basis.Jacob Heil, a UK freshman and Alpha Tau...

Map depicting the site of a motorcycle-car accident on S. Limestone on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The red dot indicates where the accident occurred. 

Fatal motorcycle accident involving UK student

Kaitlyn Skovran September 21, 2017

UK senior Ryan Greenwell died Wednesday morning after a collision on his motorcycle with another vehicle on South Limestone in front of the UK Clinic, according to the Fayette County Coroner's office.South...

UK student died in motorcycle, vehicle accident

News Staff September 20, 2017

A UK student has died after an accident on South Limestone in from of the UK Medical Center late Wednesday morning, UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said.LEX 18 reported that Ryan J. Greenwell from Cincinnati...

Dr. Richard Schweets children, Rick and Laurin, were 9 and 11 at the time of their fathers death in the plane crash. 

50 years later, family reflects on crash that killed UK faculty

Blair Johnson April 13, 2017

April brings a time of reflection and sorrow for the Schweet family. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that killed Dr. Richard Schweet, a professor and founder of the current...

Sean Riddle, president of the New York City Alumni Association, posted this selfie on Twitter with the title, filming w/drone, now its stuck on the empire state building....w/security #backgroundcheck

UK alum arrested after crashing drone into Empire State Building

News Staff February 5, 2016

A UK alum was taken into custody by New York City police officers after allegedly crashing a drone into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building.Sean Riddle, president of the New York City UK Alumni...

Peyton Wilson, who crashed a drone inside Commonwealth Stadium during a UK football game, was charged second-degree wanton endangerment, a misdemeanor offense, but his charges were reduced to third-degree criminal trespassing.

Video: Pilot talks Commonwealth drone crash

Joshua Qualls January 15, 2016

After months of silence, the UK law student who crashed a drone into Commonwealth Stadium during the first game of the 2015 football season has decided to speak out. Following the incident, UK Police...

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