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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

UK SGA announces unofficial election results

UK SGA announces unofficial election results

Kendall Staton, Asst. News Editor October 4, 2022

UK Student Government Association (SGA) announced unofficial results of the race for Freshman Senate Positions via Instagram. The unofficial results name Morgan Brooke, Zach Tow, Carter Davidson, Jackson...

SGA presidential candidate Andrew Laws (right) speaks during the SGA presidential debate on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

SGA Supreme Court holds hearing on presidential election allegations

Kendall Staton March 10, 2022

UK’s student government association (SGA) held a Supreme Court hearing on March 7 to hear claims from presidential candidate administrations over election misconduct allegations.During the violation...

A person walks up the ice covered step of the Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Legislature overrides governor’s vetoes as 2021 session ends

Callie Justice April 9, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, was the last day of Kentucky’s General Assembly, the legislative session for the state’s House of Representatives and Senate. The final two days of the session were busy as lawmakers...

Candidates for SGA presidency suspend campaign following endorsement from white student who used N-word on social media

Natalie Parks March 3, 2021

Editor's note: the Kentucky Kernel editorial board has made the decision to withhold the name and identifiers of the subject at their request due to the fact they were a minor when the Tweet was sent. An...

Biden won. Now what? Next steps in the presidential transition of power.

Haley Simpkins November 8, 2020

Now that Joe Biden has been named president-elect, what happens next? President Trump said in a press release on Saturday that his campaign will take the next steps for legal action on Monday to “ensure...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK students voice reactions to Biden presidency

Lauren Campbell November 8, 2020

Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, Nov. 7, surpassing 270 electoral college votes as he flipped Pennsylvania. UK students have voiced their reaction to his win and...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Key swing states called, driving Biden to victory over Trump

Natalie Parks November 7, 2020

The nation has been waiting.Four days after Election Day, and at the tail end of months and months of campaigning, the Presidential race has been called in favor of Joe Biden, who will become the 46th...

Voters spread out in the gym of Ballard High School, a voting location in Louisville, Kentucky, as they cast their votes on Election Day, Nov. 3., 2020. Photo by Clare Egan.

Louisville voters on the how and why of their voting method

Clare Egan November 4, 2020

The ballots kept coming in Louisville. Kentuckians sent in absentee ballots, voted early in-person or cast their ballot in-person on Election Day. Not only did voters have a variety of voting methods to...

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How Safe is Your Vote?

Maddie Pass November 1, 2020

​2020 has been anything but a normal year; adjusting to the “new normal” and learning to live in these “unprecedented” times has been a struggle. The upcoming presidential election is not exempt...

Early voters fill out their ballots on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the Lexington Senior Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Students, ready and willing to vote, express concerns about election

Haley Simpkins October 26, 2020

Election day is a little over a week away and UK students are gearing up to do their civic duty. Pandemic aside, this election is unlike any other, which has left many students anxious for the election...

Hannah Legris, candidate for the District 3 seat for Urban City Council, poses for a portrait on Columbia Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 14, 2020. Photo by Emily Girard | Staff

City Council candidate Hannah LeGris aims for ‘open, accessible and transparent’ leadership

Emily Girard October 22, 2020

Hannah LeGris’s work in Lexington activism started while she was living off $9,000 a year. She worked with AmeriCorps VISTA, a domestic Peace Corps focused on poverty alleviation.“Because you’re...

Mitch McConnell speaks during the debate between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democratic opponent Amy McGrath on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the WKYT studio in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Takeaways from last week’s Senatorial debate

Natalie Parks October 19, 2020

22 days before the election, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, retired Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath, met for the first and so far only debate of the fall campaign.The debate,...

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