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Kentucky Kernel

A man remembers the fallen victims of 9/11. UK Army and Air Force ROTC placed nearly 3,000 flags this morning in front of the administration building and had speakers read out the names of fallen victims of the terrorism attacks of September 11th, 2001 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

How the memory of the 9/11 tragedy lives on

Editorial Board September 9, 2021

It is the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.For many Americans, this means the 20-year anniversary of losing a loved one. Some grieve despite not having lost anyone, due to the strife that this day...

College students in the United States face high poverty rates, including 36% of students being housing insecure and 36% of students being food insecure. Graphic made by Natalie Parks with Infogram.

College student stimulus payments: a Band-Aid, not a cure

Mihir Kale March 19, 2021

 While the incoming stimulus payments may be temporarily helping broke college students survive, a one-time check will never be enough to fix an unbalanced system. The “broke college student,” is...

A snow-clearing machine works its way down the sidewalk outside of William T. Young library on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Campus closed for second day as ice storm batters region

Natalie Parks February 11, 2021

Afternoon updateAs of 7 p.m., the University of Kentucky planned to resume normal operations for in-person classes, the Kroger Field vaccine clinic and COVID-19 testing sites on Friday, Feb. 12."If weather...

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

From the ‘Great Reset’ to dead voters: Debunking the latest conspiracy theories

Elijah Hendricks November 30, 2020

Lizard men control the government, Stanley Kubrick faked the moon landing, the Earth is flat—we’ve all heard these conspiracy theories before, often from that one uncle on Thanksgiving or our “out...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Government needs to prioritize education

Ryder Noah From July 21, 2020

In the wake of the it’s-never-gonna-go-away coronavirus, universities are struggling to decide what to do. Whether creating a hybrid model like UK, going fully online or shutting down completely, there...

Photo: UK College of Public Health Directory

UK professor appointed to fill vacant Lexington council seat

Jacob Eads March 30, 2020

Mayor Linda Gorton has tapped UK Professor Mark Swanson to fill the city’s third district seat on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council.The seat, which encompasses the UK campus and parts of downtown,...

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UK asking students to notify university of Spring Break travel

Rick Childress March 9, 2020

UK officials are asking students to notify the university of their Spring Break travel plans by filling out a voluntary form "so we can support returning travelers and safeguard our community as much as...

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh address the public after the first case of coronavirus in Kentucky was announced on Friday, March 6, 2020. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement about the case in Lexington earlier in the day on Friday and also declared Kentucky in a state of emergency.

Coronavirus patient in isolation at UK Hospital. Mayor Gorton declares state of emergency.

Kentucky's first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Lexington, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.A UK release stated the patient is being treated in isolation at UK Chandler Hospital. In a campus-wide...

Candidates for Kentucky governor Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear take part in a debate on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Bevin, Beshear face off at UK’s Singletary Center in second gubernatorial debate

Sydney Momeyer October 15, 2019

In a heated, back-and-forth event, Kentucky’s second gubernatorial debate took place under a series of accusations and promises between candidates.Tonight, incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his...

UK senior and Rhodes Scholar, Hadeel Abdallah, speaks in the Bill Gatton Student Center on April 10, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Hall 

Rhodes Scholar, UK student compares Israel-Palestine to apartheid South Africa

Nicholas Hall April 11, 2019

On Wednesday evening, UK students got the rare opportunity of hearing a Rhodes Scholar speak in the Bill Gatton Student Center.Hadeel Abdallah, a senior at the UK, spoke to students about the similarities...

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We must condemn HB 387 at all costs

February 28, 2019

“They really want a government that operates in darkness.”That’s what Amye Bensenhaver, former assistant attorney general, said about House Bill 387 on Tuesday, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. I...

Haily Duvall, 19, a UK student, was charged with threatening interstate communications, false statements and false information in Federal District Court in Lexington on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

After federal hearing, more about UK student accused of making threats

Rick Childress November 20, 2018

Details of an alleged flight attempt and the mental and childhood history of Haily Duvall, a UK student accused of making online threats at UK's campus earlier this month, were divulged during a federal...

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