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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Cracked water line closes Taylor Education Building, Dickey Hall

Cracked water line closes Taylor Education Building, Dickey Hall

Kaleb Littleton September 14, 2021

Due to a water main break on campus, Taylor Education and Dickey Hall are closed for classes Tuesday. The Education Library is also closed for the day.The break was caused by a crack in a Kentucky American...

Camille Wright, a junior ISC and digital media design major, directs patients to open stations on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK vaccine operations to switch locations

Sarah Michels May 10, 2021

In a hopeful sign that post-COVID normalcy is moving even closer, the University of Kentucky announced that their vaccination operations will be moving out of their temporary vaccine clinics and into normal...

A parade of police and construction workers organized by Gooch Construction honors front-line health and public safety workers on Friday, April 10, 2020, on South Limestone outside of the UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

A Lexington surge, potential vaccines and Thanksgiving plans: Local health experts urge community to refocus.

Sarah Michels November 13, 2020

This holiday season, give thanks by not killing someone’s grandmother. Listening now? By this point, many are desensitized to the constant recommendations to wear masks, wash hands and social distance....

Mitch McConnell gives victory remarks at his Election Night watch party. 

A “clear choice.” McConnell defeats McGrath to win his seventh Senate term

Sarah Michels November 3, 2020

After months of attack ads, fundraising and campaigning, Mitch McConnell solidly retained his Senate seat Election night against Democratic candidate Amy McGrath. It came as little surprise to Kentuckians,...

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...

Jessica Mohler, one of the candidates for the District 3 seat for Urban City Council, poses for a portrait outside of the Old Fayetteville County Court House in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct, 17, 2020. Photo by Emily Girard | Staff

Self-described ‘champion of non-profits’, Jessica Mohler, campaigns for Urban City Council

Sarah Michels October 22, 2020

Jessica Mohler’s commitment to run for office started long before she ever thought about signing the official papers. It started as a young girl, watching her mother’s civic engagement and mission-driven...

The Missouri offense lines up against the Kentucky defense during the game against Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 29-7. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Schedule change, quick turnaround: UK football’s match-up with Mizzou

Barkley Truax October 22, 2020

Coming off a historic win over Tennessee last week, Kentucky will travel to Columbia to play the Missouri Tigers. The game is set to kick off at 4 p.m. at Faurot Field in Colombia, Missouri and will air...

Senior vocal performance major Ben Boutell is filmed by doctoral candi- date Will Chandler for a TikTok during an acoUstiKats practice on Wednes- day, Oct. 7, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb.

UK acoUstiKats take a cappella performances to TikTok

Lauren Campbell October 16, 2020

AcoUstiKats, UK’s premier male a cappella group, has grown into a viral account on the video-sharing social network TikTok, a platform that has given them the opportunity to virtually perform during...

So, you want to vote early?

Sarah Michels October 13, 2020

Everything you need to know before you hit the pollsSo, you procrastinated too long and didn’t order a mail-in ballot by the deadline. It’s okay, I’m right there with you. Fortunately, you still...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver ZyAire Hughes (13) diving for a ball. University of Kentuckys football team lost to University of Tennessee, 24-7, at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky football to seek second season win against Tennessee

Barkley Truax October 13, 2020

 Kentucky will travel to Knoxville this Saturday for a date against the Tennessee Volunteers.The Wildcats picked up their first win of the season on Saturday against Mississippi State, 24-2, because of...

Bron Bourque, a UK freshman, poses for a portrait taken over FaceTime on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Online-only students weigh in on their unique semester

Lauren Campbell October 13, 2020

UK is offering a mixture of in-person and online instruction to students this semester with the majority of UK students experiencing both online and in-person instruction. However, several UK students,...

Parish-Baker said BSU has been pleasantly surprised at the volume of donations. I think the Hope Center is gonna be very satisfied, she said. 

‘BSU is here.’ Donation drive latest in student organization’s 26-day unity event

Sarah Michels October 8, 2020

The Black Student Union at UK isn't just for minorities—it's for everyone. "We take pride in everybody," said Anyia Jones, BSU vice president and senior medical laboratory science major. "Yes, we focus...

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