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Ben Williams poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Kentucky Kernel

Humans of UK: Ben Williams is the cream of the crop

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter September 5, 2022

UK freshman Ben Williams started his own ice cream truck, “Ben’s Jammin Ice Cream,” in 2019, a venture which became an immediate success in his local community of Nelson County. Williams’ interests...

​A scoop of ice cream is served at Crank & Boom, located at the old Pepper Distillery Campus off of Manchester street, on July 15, 2015. Staff file photo.

Love story turned local legend

Alexis Harmon April 12, 2022

The butterfly effect is the idea that seemingly small, insignificant events eventually lead to much bigger consequences. The concept also applies to ice cream.Toa and Mike Green met in 2004 when they both...

Vendela Norris, a freshman broadcast journalism major, sits in a hammock on Friday, April 9, 2021, outside William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

The best season to be a Wildcat

Brooklyn Kelley February 3, 2022

Although sledding at Willy T seems to be a crowd favorite, there is no better season than spring on UK’s campus, though autumn is a close second.In spring, the redbuds are blooming, tulips are popping...

Windy Corner is a restaurant that sits just north of Lexington, showcasing local farmers and comfort food. 

Windy Corner Market brings the best of the Bluegrass together

Megan Brown February 21, 2018

From Ale-8-One made in Winchester to soaps and candles from Paris, Kentucky, and everything in between, every product in Windy Corner Market showcases locally sourced products. Windy Corner Market is...

Underground UK: Local restaurant creates delicious scientific treat

Megan Brown February 2, 2018

A local restaurant is using a scientific take on the a classic dessert— ice cream. Nice N Pan is a restaurant artfully combining chemistry with ice cream to create a nitrogen twist. Customers who order...

The Strawberry Balsamic Sunday is offered as an option on Crank and Booms menu, which is one of the many stalls located in The Barn at Fritz Farm. The Barn is one of Kentuckys first food halls and shows many small restaurant concepts that are all dedicated to Kentucky traditions. Photos taken at The Barn media day on Friday, September 15, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Get your ice cream fix at The Summit

Rebecca Feigin November 22, 2017

Crank and Boom Ice Cream is one of eight local businesses to make up the food hall, The Barn, at The Summit. The Barn is full of local artisanal food options, which makes it stand out from typical mall...

​A scoop of ice cream is served at Crank & Boom, located at the old Pepper Distillery Campus off of Manchester street, on July 15, 2015. Staff file photo.

Boomin’ ice cream cocktails

By Christie Netherton September 14, 2016

Craft beer and homemade ice cream is a surprising combination that will be sure to leave your taste buds tingling and wanting more. Crank and Boom does far more than keep it simple when it comes to their...

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