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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Members of the Lexington community march in the MLK Freedom march on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

‘A better day.’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day Freedom March held in downtown Lexington

Alexis Baker, Reporter January 17, 2023

Members of the Lexington community rallied for the annual Freedom March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday afternoon. This year’s march was the 50th anniversary of Lexington’s MLK Day...

Estill Co. wildfires create smoky smell in Lexington, Fayette Co.

Estill Co. wildfires create smoky smell in Lexington, Fayette Co.

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

Wildfires in Estill County have created a haze and smell of smoke in Fayette County as wind pushes the smoke to the western part of the state. The fire began as a brush fire near Pitts Road, according...

A climber selects a fallen first responder to represent during the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Local first responders honor 9/11 victims with stair climb

Natalie Parks September 11, 2019

Over 300 first responders and community members gathered at Kroger Field on the evening of Sept. 11 to honor the first responders who died in the 9/11 attacks.Members of the Lexington Fire Department,...

No-injury fire in Woodland Glen 4 laundry room put out by Lexington Fire Department

News Staff February 13, 2018

A fire at Woodland Glen 4 on UK's campus was reported and put out around 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Lexington Fire Department put out the fire at the dorm, located at 703 Sports Center Dr. LFD remained...

A house on Euclid Ave. in Lexington, Kentucky, caught fire on the night of Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Lexington Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Warden said the cause of the fire was a candle. Photo by Erin Sparks

No injuries in Euclid house fire; candle likely cause

News Staff February 7, 2018

The Lexington Fire Department responded to a house fire call on Tuesday, Feb. 6, on Euclid Avenue.Lexington Fire received the call at 10:17 p.m. and went to the house at 536 Euclid Ave., said Battalion...

Get lit this Christmas season by visiting these decorated destinations

Kernel Staff December 6, 2017

Santa Claus will have no problem seeing certain Lexington locations from his sleigh in the sky because their Christmas lights shine brighter than Rudolph's nose.The Kernel staff visited several spots around...

First responders answered a call about a smoke smell near the Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Police, fire departments find nothing after responding to smoke smell at science building

News Staff December 2, 2017

First responders answered a call about a smoke smell at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building on Saturday night, but nothing was found, said UK spokesperson Kathy Johnson.Around 10 p.m. on Dec. 2,...

The Lexington Fire Department displayed the American flag during Operation Wildcat on Nov. 7, 2017.

Operation Wildcat brought a military experience to Kroger Field

Jacob Eads November 8, 2017

It was not a covert military campaign overseas, but a grueling military exercise testing physical athleticism, mental sharpness and team cooperation under the lights at Kroger Field on Tuesday night.At...

Students gathered outside White Hall Classroom Building after evacuating due to a gas leak on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Madison Rexroat | STAFF

UK Alert: Gas leak at White Hall causes evacuation

News Staff November 7, 2017

A gas leak occurred at White Hall Classroom Building on Tuesday afternoon, according to a UK Alert around 2:37 p.m.The building was evacuated, and the Lexington Fire Department was on the scene. A Columbia...

Winlsow St. closed due to gas leak

News Staff August 24, 2017

The Lexington Fire Department was called out to Winslow Street because of an underground gas leak, prompting a closure of the street pending an investigation.According to the Lexington-Fayette County...

The Lexington Fire Department responded to a fire at Young Properties on Rose Street on Wednesday, March 30. 

Lexington Fire Department responds to fire at apartments

News staff March 30, 2016

Lexington Fire Department responded to a fire at Young Properties on Rose Street, across from Coffea, at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported. Major C.J. Haunz of Lexington Fire Department...

Fire Alarms

UK’s false alarms rack up real costs

Will Wright March 29, 2016

Judging by the numbers, the sound of fire trucks should be as familiar to students as the sound of construction.A data analysis by the Kentucky Kernel showed that the Lexington Fire Department responded...

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