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Gov. Andy Beshear is sworn in during the 62nd Kentucky inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

‘We love you, and we will get the job done.’ Beshear officially inaugurated for 2nd term

Alexis Baker, News Editor December 12, 2023

FRANKFORT – Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman were sworn in for a second term at the Kentucky State Capitol surrounded by friends, family and constituents.  Beshear and Coleman were...

PODCAST: Picture Kentucky

Nate Lucas, Giana Gallo, and Abbey Cutrer October 19, 2023

Welcome back to episode 7 of the Kentucky Kernel News Podcast! This week your hosts Nate Lucas and Giana Gallo talk with Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor of the Kentucky Kernel. They'll talk about the recent...

Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Daniel Cameron will go head to head in gubernatorial election

Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Daniel Cameron will go head to head in gubernatorial election

Casey Sebastiano, Reporter May 17, 2023

Current Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and 51st Attorney General Daniel Cameron have won the primary election for their parties. Both nominees earned more than twice the number of votes than their runner-ups,...

The Kentucky State Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky General Assembly overrides veto, passes anti-transgender legislation

Alexis Baker, Staff Reporter March 29, 2023

The Kentucky General Assembly overrode Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 150, which places a ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The...

The Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

Capilouto responds to proposed Kentucky bill that would allow guns on campus

Laurel Swanz, Staff Reporter March 7, 2023

UK president Eli Capilouto announced that he is opposed to House Bill 542, which would prevent Kentucky higher education institutions from banning guns on campus. Sent via campus-wide email on March...

The Kentucky State Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth to host voting rights rally

Amy Oakley, Reporter February 13, 2023

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) and the Kentucky Voting Rights Coalition will host a “We Love Voting Rights” rally at the Kentucky Capitol building on Feb. 14.  The rally will be held in...

Locals Tim Lawson, and Timothy Fleeman converse outside of Bald Knob Little Market in Frankfort, Kentucky on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Photo by Bryce Towle.

Big family at the Little Market

Bryce Towle, Photographer February 7, 2023

Through the twists, turns, ups and downs of Bald Knob road, you'll find yourself "a pitstop" — this country oasis some call home. They call them locals. The everyday men, women, and children that...

Hank Schweickart (left) and Rex Burkhead lower a cow carcass into the bed of their truck at Jerry Hughes’ farm in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Photo by Abbey Cutrer.

Butcher the day

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor February 6, 2023

The October sunrise cast a shadow on Hank Schweickart’s face. He started his day with biscuits, gravy and a cup of coffee. He then loaded his .22-caliber rifle into his truck and headed to the farm.  It...

Matt Bevin talks to his supporters during the Republican ticket election night party on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff file photo

Dear Matt Bevin, journalism is no joking matter

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2023

Friday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m., was the deadline for Kentucky’s gubernatorial hopefuls to formally file their candidacy for governor. The state Capitol was lively, the first week of the General Assembly’s...

Jansen Hammock, a UK political science freshman, gives a speech at the Rally for Higher Education in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky., on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 

UK SGA, other student governments advocate for higher ed in Frankfort

Rick Childress February 12, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky.— Hundreds of student government officials from state-funded universities from across the state gathered in the State Capitol Building on Tuesday to make a case for the continued funding...

Kentucky football runs out of the tunnel during the game against Central Michigan on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

4-star Kentuckian Wandale Robinson commits to Kentucky football

Kernel Sports Staff November 1, 2018

Mark Stoops and company secured a four-star football recruit today in class of 2019 running back Wandale Robinson.Robinson, out of Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky, announced his decision...

Kentucky educators, students and supporters gathered in Frankfort, Kentucky on Monday, April 2, 2018, to protest the proposed changes in education funding and pensions. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Educators, supporters storm Frankfort Capitol building in protest of pensions, budget

Rick Childress April 2, 2018

Bright yellow school buses seemed to come in a continuous column down Capital Avenue in Frankfort Monday morning. The buses were jam-packed with people; some even had to sit in the aisles.The buses that halted...

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