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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Police talk to witnesses after responding to reports of shots being fired on University Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Shooting at off-campus house party injures 11 UK students

Rayleigh Deaton and Hannah Stanley September 8, 2022

After shots were fired at an off-campus house late Wednesday evening, 11 University of Kentucky students sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The event was associated with the Theta Chi Fraternity. One...

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...

A robbery was reported on the corner of Conn Terrace and South Limestone early Wednesday morning, UK Police say. The alleged robber was last seen wearing white tennis shoes, dark colored pants and a two-toned colored hooded sweatshirt, and driving an early 2000s gold Toyota Camry. Photo courtesy of UK Police. 

UK Police warn of robbery on the corner of Conn Terrace and South Limestone

Sydney Momeyer February 12, 2020

A robbery occurred on the corner of Conn Terrace and South Limestone, the University of Kentucky Police Department reports.The robbery happened at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to a campus-wide...

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Gun control legislation is necessary discussion; so is mental health

Kellsie Kennedy January 14, 2019

Democrats in Congress announced early on that gun control would be a top priority for the newly sworn-in representatives– and that’s already begun.The New York Times reported that under a newly proposed...

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Linda Gorton is right for Lexington, UK

Saadia Akhtar October 23, 2018

Election day is in just a couple of weeks— Nov. 6, to be exact— and many registered voters in Fayette County will vote for mayor. Mayor Jim Gray is not running for re-election, so the choice is between...

The Better Conversation on Guns hosted by UK Students for Concealed Carry on Campus and UK Sandy Hook promise is livestreamed in Whitehall on April 24, 2018. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

‘A better conversation on guns’: Seemingly opposed student orgs sit down for a civil debate

Jacob Eads April 24, 2018

In a well-tempered pitting, two seemingly diametric campus organizations worked together to hold a public forum about all things guns.UK’s chapter of Sandy Hook Promise and the UK Students for Concealed...

Armed man apprehended on campus

Rick Childress November 27, 2017

A gun-carrying man was reportedly apprehended by UKPD, after he was spotted entering Buell Armory just before 1 p.m., President Eli Capilouto wrote in a campus-wide email.A UK employee saw Diontre Davis...

Lamaar Dequan Sanford, 18.

Tates Creek High School student arrested

News Staff November 2, 2016

A Tates Creek High School student was arrested for bringing a loaded firearm to his school Wednesday.WKYT reported Lamaar Dequan Sanford, 18, allegedly got the firearm Wednesday morning because of issues...

Arrests made in string of early morning robberies

Matt Wickstrom September 1, 2016

Two men have been charged following multiple armed robberies early Thursday morning near UK’s campus.Lexington police have charged Demarco W. Cothron, 27, and David A. Ross, 25, with two counts of first...

Savon Gray is a contributing columnist for the Kentucky Kernel.

Keep UK gun free

Savon Gray March 31, 2016

On March 30, 2016 at approximately 3:08 p.m., a UK alert reading “Reported armed robbery at Parking Structure 3. Avoid Area,” was sent out to students. Within the hour an all-clear message was sent...

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