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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Police work a scene after responding to reports of shots being fired on University Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Increased Lexington, UK police patrol in neighborhoods near campus

Hannah Stanley, News Editor September 15, 2022

Starting Thursday, Sept. 15, UK Police and Lexington Police will be increasing the number of patrols around campus to reduce alcohol and party violations, as well as criminal activity. Increased patrol...

Street signs on the corner of University Avenue and South Limestone on Friday, April 12, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

String of burglaries strikes near-UK neighborhood, police reports show

Ryan Brokamp April 13, 2019

Lexington Police say that a string of burglaries in a near-campus neighborhood are likely to be related.Between April 5 and April 9, there were three reported burglaries on the 100 and 200 blocks of University...

William Bolden, also known as Stone Cold Willow, sits in the road on State Street after Kentuckys Elite Eight loss against Auburn on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky was defeated 77-71, ending Kentuckys NCAA Tournament run. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

‘It really hurts.’ Somber State Street takes in UK’s Elite Eight defeat

Emily Laytham March 31, 2019

Heartbroken UK fans laid face-down on State Street Sunday afternoon following Kentucky’s loss to Auburn.The first to lie in the street was UK superfan William Bolden, better known around campus as Stone...

Kentucky fans celebrate at the corner of Woodland and Euclid on March 30, 1996, after Kentucky beat the University of Massachusetts 81-74, winning UKs sixth national championship.  

‘Chaos Corner’ is no more; State Street is the place to be after a win

Rick Childress March 28, 2019

The streets around campus flowed freely with rivers of alcohol, crazed revelers ignited the leaking gas from a flipped-over news van, daredevils scaled poles and one guy pushed a beer keg around in a shopping...

Students stand on a flipped car on State Street on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky after the UK football team beat the Florida Gators 27-16, ending a 31-year losing streak. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

“Rain or shine”: UK fans crowd on State Street to mark historic football win

Jacob Eads September 9, 2018

When the game clock expired, officially marking the end of UK football’s 31-game losing streak against Florida, it was eerily quiet on UK’s famed State Street. But don’t worry, that didn’t last...

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Man falls from The Lex apartments balcony; suffering from head injury

News Staff August 31, 2018

Lexington Police are investigating an incident on Friday when a man apparently fell from a third-floor balcony at The Lex apartments. Lexington Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said that the victim was...

Chase W. Helvey, 24, was arrested on Thursday, March 29 in connection with a homicide on Maxwelton court that occured on Sunday, March 25. 

UPDATE: Man arrested, charged with murder in Maxwelton Court homicide case

Kernel News Staff March 29, 2018

UPDATE: Lexington Police announced Thursday afternoon that a man has been arrested in connection with the homicide that occurred on Maxwelton Court. Chase W. Helvey, 24, of Lexington, has been charged...

Near campus car accident likely linked to serious assault, UKPD says

Kernel News Staff March 26, 2018

UKPD found out a car accident that occurred on Maxwelton Court is likely linked to a "serious assault" which occurred in the area, UKPD said via email Monday afternoon.UKPD responded to an accident at...

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Flipped cars, burning couches: a brief history of destructive post-game celebrations

Amanda Bryant March 22, 2018

March Madness is here and, as tradition permits, the celebration isn’t far behind.While stray couches are looking for refuge, it is a good time to recall past celebrations centered on March Madness and...

A fire is set on fire after UKs sweet sixteen upset victory against Ohio St. on State Street on March 26, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brandon Goodwin | Staff File Photo 

Stray couches, flammable materials to be removed ahead of Thursday’s UK Sweet 16 game

Rick Childress March 19, 2018

State Street is known as the hot spot for clandestine, and sometimes violent, victory celebrations. Lexington is taking preparatory actions ahead of UK basketball's Sweet Sixteen game on Thursday. Couches...

Security camera footage shows moment when UK photographer was struck by police ATV

Bailey Vandiver October 12, 2017

Video obtained via the Kentucky Open Records Act shows the incident in which an ATV driven by a Lexington police officer hit a UK photographer at the Cat Walk on Saturday, Oct. 7. The footage from a Kroger...

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Witness: Officer driving ‘faster than he should have been going’ when ATV struck UK photographer

October 10, 2017

The Lexington police officer whose ATV struck and injured a photographer at the Cat Walk Saturday was driving too fast, and continued for 25 to 30 feet after the incident before he stopped, an eyewitness...

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