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Column: A Kentuckian’s look at Super Bowl LVI

Hunter Shelton February 17, 2022

The state of Kentucky came within moments of claiming a Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl victory this past Sunday.If not for a late Los Angeles Rams touchdown, the Commonwealth would have had the opportunity...

Kentuckians tap into syrup industry at Kentucky Maple Day

Sophia Shoemaker February 10, 2022

On Saturday, Feb. 5, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office partnered with the Kentucky Maple Syrup Association to sponsor the third annual Kentucky Maple Day.The event gave the public an opportunity...

The Kentucky State Capitol dome breaks through the morning fog in Frankfort, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

The real division in Kentucky

Brooklyn Kelley January 27, 2022

Moving to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky might as well have been like moving to a whole other part of America, even though I only live a few counties away, and I grew up coming here to...

Governor Beshear holds conference on Delta variant, emphasizes importance of vaccines

Emily Girard July 20, 2021

Governor Andy Beshear held a special press conference Monday to discuss the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its impact on Kentucky.Beshear said that current COVID-19 vaccines are still offering “significant...

Governor pushes for Kentuckians to receive the vaccine

Alexis Martin April 19, 2021

In a press conference on April 19, Governor Andy Beshear spoke of the success of vaccines in long-term care facilities and urged age groups under 50 to receive the vaccine.Across the commonwealth, 1.665...

Governor’s March 22 update hopeful, yet cautious

Samantha Money March 22, 2021

More positive news for Kentucky on the COVID-19 front: as of this week, 1.2 million first doses of COVID-19 doses have been given in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said in his March 22, 2021 press briefing.The...

Kentucky hits one million vaccinations in ninth week of declining cases

Alexis Martin March 15, 2021

Just three months after receiving its first doses of COVID-19 vaccines, Kentucky hit one million vaccinations in the Commonwealth on Monday, March 15.Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear hosted...

Gov. Andy Beshear announces new COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Andy Beshear announces new COVID-19 restrictions

The top five days for positive cases in Kentucky during the entire COVID-19 pandemic have been recorded in the last week.Tuesday, Nov. 17 was the fourth highest day for positive cases in the state, with 2,753...

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...

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh address the public after the first case of coronavirus in Kentucky was announced on Friday, March 6, 2020. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement about the case in Lexington earlier in the day on Friday and also declared Kentucky in a state of emergency.

Coronavirus patient in isolation at UK Hospital. Mayor Gorton declares state of emergency.

Kentucky's first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Lexington, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.A UK release stated the patient is being treated in isolation at UK Chandler Hospital. In a campus-wide...

The University of Kentucky Equine teams president, Mackenzie Mentzer practices with other members of the team on the morning of Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. The equine team moved into the new barn and training location built by head trainer and owner, Diana Conlon, on Labor Day. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

The “Land of Tomorrow:” Why every Kentuckian should be proud of their home

Cameron Luker January 26, 2020

Kentucky is a lot like your family. Sure, you make fun of it sometimes or complain about it every once in a while, but if somebody from outside says anything, then they’ve got another thing coming.I...

Image from the 1952 Kentuckian Yearbook.

Photoless: Review of Kentuckian yearbooks reveals photos of students in blackface

Jacob Eads September 27, 2019

Editor's note: This version of the article lacks the mentioned images. A version with the photos can be found here.In 1959, UK students were fresh off a National Championship basketball season, they went...

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