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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Governor announces $1 million drawing for vaccine recipients

Emily Girard June 7, 2021

Kentuckians who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can enter an incentive drawing to win either $1 million or a full college scholarship, Governor Andy Beshear announced Friday.The “Shot at a Million”...

UK President Eli Capilouto gives a speech during Linda Gortons mayoral inauguration ceremony in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Capilouto ‘honored’ to share UK’s story with lawmakers

Jacob Eads February 20, 2020

In an all-campus email Thursday, University President Eli Capilouto said he was recently given the opportunity to speak to members of Kentucky's General Assembly about the state's ongoing budget process. Capilouto...

Then-Democratic candidate for governor Andy Beshear responds to a question during the gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Beshear’s budget touts higher ed budget increase

Sydney Momeyer February 2, 2020

Governor Andy Beshear's proposed budget shows promise for a Kentucky higher education budget increase. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Beshear delivered his first budget address to the Commonwealth. In the address,...

The Democratic candidates for governor debate at the University of Kentucky ahead of the years May primary elections.

Democratic candidates for governor debate at UK ahead of May primary

Emily Laytham May 16, 2019

The Democratic candidates for governor visited UK this week to debate questions from students and make appeals to voters ahead of the primaries.On Wednesday, just under a week before Kentucky's gubernatorial...

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Classroom sizes matter

Hannah Woosley April 8, 2019

My first two years of college, I called my community college home. I took classes at the 100- and 200-level in classrooms with only 30 other students at maximum capacity, where we all got to know one another,...

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announces his Governor candidacy with his running mate Jacqueline Coleman (right of Beshear) from the rooftop of Dudleys on Short. July 9, 2018. Rick Childress | Staff

AG Beshear announces Governor candidacy, promises to restore funding to higher education

Sydney Momeyer July 9, 2018

Dudley’s rooftop patio was reserved for a bit more than the culinary arts Wednesday.Andy Beshear, Kentucky's acting attorney general, announced his candidacy to run under the Democratic ticket for Kentucky’s...

State senator Reggie Thomas speaks to the crowd about sexual assault on April 28, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Congressional candidate Reggie Thomas hopes to make a difference for students

Sarah Ladd April 18, 2018

With primary elections looming, state Sen. Reggie Thomas, wants to promote his policies.Thomas hopes to replace incumbent Repbulican Andy Barr for Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District Senate seat, but...

Capilouto to present at University Senate meeting; watch via livestream

October 27, 2017

UK's president will address the University Senate about the future of the university during Monday's meeting.On the agenda for the Oct. 30 meeting is a presentation by President Eli Capilouto called "University...

Pay no more, my lady taken on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Arden Barnes | Staff.

Tuition going up, debt going up, it’s bringing us all down

Bailey Vandiver August 14, 2017

Clay Ramey grew up 76 miles from his dream college.Throughout his entire life in Burlington, Ramey wanted to go to UK. He came from a family of Wildcats fans, including parents and a brother who attended...

Working to pay for college isn’t as feasible as it was 30 years ago

Madison Rexroat June 13, 2017

College is obviously a significant cost that students rarely pay for themselves without parental assistance, scholarships or student loans. Since 1979, working your way through college has become almost...

Intellectually disabled students gaining more opportunities in higher education

Madison Rexroat June 6, 2017

Intellectually disabled students aren’t typically expected to go to college, but as more programs become available to these students, they prove to be widely successful.Intellectually disabled students...

Tennessee bill could provide free college for older adults

Madison Rexroat April 19, 2017

A new bill that would make free two years of community college for those 24 and over is under review of the state Senate in Tennessee.The program, called Tennessee Reconnect, follows the earlier Tennessee...

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