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The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Investigations continue five months after FarmHouse member’s death

Rayleigh Deaton March 15, 2022

Nearly five months after the death of Thomas "Lofton" Hazelwood, police investigations continue, and no charges have been filed. BackgroundOn Oct. 18, UK Police responded to the university's FarmHouse...

Investigation continues into fatal accident near UK campus

Investigation continues into fatal accident near UK campus

Audrey Fones February 10, 2022

A 62-year-old man, Gary Weathers, was hit by a car and killed near the University of Kentucky hospital on the morning of Monday, Jan. 31.Weathers was struck at around 6:30 a.m. near South Limestone and...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘Tragic loss.’ Investigation into death of FarmHouse Fraternity member continues

Sarah Michels and Rayleigh Deaton October 21, 2021

A student found unresponsive at FarmHouse Fraternity and pronounced dead Monday night has been identified as 18-year-old Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood.Fayette County Coroner Garry Ginn said Hazelwood died...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK Police cites FarmHouse Fraternity with 20 counts of underage alcohol possession

Sarah Michels October 21, 2021

UK Police recorded 20 counts of liquor law violations at Farmhouse Fraternity Monday night while responding to an unresponsive student, now identified as Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood. At approximately...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

FarmHouse Fraternity suspended, Capilouto says

Rayleigh Deaton October 19, 2021

UK president Eli Capilouto announced Tuesday that activities from FarmHouse Fraternity are suspended as investigations continue into the death of Thomas "Lofton" Hazelwood.Hazelwood, an 18-year-old student,...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK student found unresponsive at FarmHouse Fraternity dies of ‘presumed alcohol toxicity,’ pending investigation

Sarah Michels October 19, 2021

A student found unresponsive at FarmHouse Fraternity and pronounced dead Monday night has been identified as 18-year-old Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood.Fayette County Coroner Garry Ginn said Hazelwood died...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

One student dead after incident at FarmHouse Fraternity

Sarah Michels and Rayleigh Deaton October 18, 2021

An 18-year-old male student is dead after an incident Monday night at FarmHouse Fraternity at the University of Kentucky, according to the Fayette County coroner.Although Coroner Gary Ginn would not release...

A possible passageway to Narnia, on the hard-to-get-to second floor of the Little Lucille Fine Arts Library

The Chronicles of the Fine Arts Library

Luke Schlake January 26, 2021

If one happens to venture to the far side of the Fine Arts Library second floor, they will discover a nondescript door labeled “Narnia."The extreme plainness of the door juxtaposed with its magical...

Thompson statement

Cheer coach Jomo Thompson responds to firings, investigation

Natalie Parks May 29, 2020

Almost two weeks after being fired from his position as head coach of UK's championship cheer team, Jomo Thompson has posted a statement on his Facebook page responding to the investigation and firings.Thompson,...

UKs cheerleading team making a pyramid during ESPN College GameDay at Rupp Arena on January 26, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. No. 8 Kentucky mens basketball takes on No. 9 Kansas at 6:00 PM. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Current and former UK cheerleaders react in outrage at the firing of the coaching squad over hazing allegations

Sarah Michels May 19, 2020

Yesterday UK announced the conclusion of a three-month investigation into the UK cheerleading squad, regarding allegations including hazing, underage drinking and public nudity. After a concerned parent...

UK cheerleading head coach Jomo Thompson. Photo provided by UK Athletics.

Who’s who in the UK cheerleading hazing investigation

Over 60 cheerleaders, coaches and advisers were interviewed during UK's investigation into hazing allegations associated with the cheer program. As a result of the investigation, four coaches were fired...

UKs cheerleading team making a pyramid during ESPN College GameDay at Rupp Arena on January 26, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. No. 8 Kentucky mens basketball takes on No. 9 Kansas at 6:00 PM. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Investigation reveals hazing in UK cheerleading program

Kernel News Staff May 18, 2020

A university-conducted investigation found "hazing activities, alcohol use, and public nudity by some members" during off-campus trips and activities, President Capilouto announced.The investigation found...

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