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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

UKPD reports robbery near UK campus

UKPD reports robbery near UK campus

Emily Girard May 16, 2022

On Monday, UK Police reported in a crime bulletin that a robbery occurred in the parking lot of the College of Medicine Learning Center on 807 S Limestone Street. Sent via campus-wide email, the bulletin...

Mary Krueger, Jonathan’s mother, gives a testimony sharing stories about her son during sentencing in the case of the 2015 death of Jonathan Krueger on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Circuit Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Defendants in Jonathan Krueger case sentenced after seven years

Sarah Michels April 28, 2022

Seven years after the murder of UK student and Kernel photographer Jonathan Krueger, Fayette County Judge Jeffrey Taylor has sentenced the three defendants to a collective 89 years in prison, in line with...

Kentucky Kernel Photo Editor Jonathan Krueger at Rupp Arena as Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

A Kernelite immortalized: Jonathan Krueger’s memory endures at UK

Corrie McCroskey April 7, 2022

To his family and friends, Jonathan Krueger was a true light; someone who “never knew a stranger,” was obsessed with Red Bull, craved adrenaline rushes and lived every day with a full and fierce heart.On...

Jonathan Krueger poses for a photo at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jonathan Palmer.

Defendants plead guilty in case of murdered Kernel photo editor

Sarah Michels March 31, 2022

Three defendants have pleaded guilty to charges in the 2015 murder and robbery case of former UK student and Kentucky Kernel photo editor Jonathan Krueger. On Thursday morning, Efrain Diaz Jr., Justin...

Robbery 101

Ava Weece March 23, 2022

I look up from my magazine and see a robber standing in front of me who doesn’t look like one, since his hair is sticking up in all directions and his shirt is on inside out. But he does have a gun.I...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Investigations continue five months after FarmHouse member’s death

Rayleigh Deaton March 15, 2022

Nearly five months after the death of Thomas "Lofton" Hazelwood, police investigations continue, and no charges have been filed. BackgroundOn Oct. 18, UK Police responded to the university's FarmHouse...

A student walks out of Boyd Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Man accused of theft on north campus caught by dance team members

Sarah Michels January 13, 2022

If it weren’t for two members of the UK Dance team, north campus’ winter break thief may not have been so quickly caught.Sophomore roommates Izzy Hess and Chloe Lucido had just returned to their Boyd...

A UK student walks past a blue light tower outside White Hall Classrooms Building on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Safety on campus: Is UK doing enough?

Sophia Shoemaker January 13, 2022

After witnessing several crime reports in the fall semester, some UK students have started questioning their safety on campus.Reports of these incidents leave students like junior Ash Pechan wondering...

Jewell Hall at the University of Kentucky on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Former UK employee suspected of illegally entering dorm rooms faces multiple charges

Allie Walters January 5, 2022

While students were enjoying their two-week winter break, a thief illegally accessed approximately 860 dorm suites on the University of Kentucky’s north campus, according to a Wednesday campus-wide email.The...

Gracyn Courtrights drivers license photo as it appears in the criminal complaint filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI matched her drivers license to surveillance footage and pictures of Courtright at the riot on the Capitol to confirm her presence on Jan. 6, 2021.

Former UK student sentenced to one month in jail for role in Capitol insurrection

Natalie Parks December 17, 2021

Nearly a year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, a federal judge sentenced former UK student Gracyn Courtright to one month in prison for her role in the Capitol riot. She will be allowed to voluntarily...

A group of UK students walks in front of White Hall Classroom Building on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Safety on UK campus

Sophia Shoemaker December 6, 2021

Multiple reports of violence have occurred on UK’s campus in recent weeks, leading to increased caution and awareness by students.On Nov. 2, the UK police department issued two crime bulletins. Both...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Burden of proof: Alcohol violations widespread amongst Kentucky IFC

Natalie Parks December 2, 2021

The death of an 18-year-old student from presumed alcohol toxicity has thrust alcohol use into the spotlight at the University of Kentucky.Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood was pronounced dead in the evening...

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