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Kentucky Kernel

Hank Schweickart (left) and Rex Burkhead lower a cow carcass into the bed of their truck at Jerry Hughes’ farm in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Photo by Abbey Cutrer.

Butcher the day

Abbey Cutrer, Asst. Photo Editor February 6, 2023

The October sunrise cast a shadow on Hank Schweickart’s face. He started his day with biscuits, gravy and a cup of coffee. He then loaded his .22-caliber rifle into his truck and headed to the farm.  It...

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How to thank the earth this Thanksgiving

Brianna Stanley November 21, 2019

When we feel truly grateful for someone, the way we show appreciation for them is rarely by taking out a club and walloping them, cartoon-caveman style. Exceptions may be made for particular siblings,...

The UK Butcher Shop is located in the basement of the W.P. Garrigus Building off Cooper Drive in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Adam Sherberg | Staff 

Meat UK’s hidden gem: the butcher shop

Jelyn Washington-Mays November 28, 2017

Tucked away in the basement of the W.P. Garrigus Building is a unique fixture of campus life: the UK Butcher Shop.The boutique shop, considered that because it does not have a consistent supply, was opened...

Dueling columns

Dueling Columns: Why pepperoni pizza is superior to cheese and all others

October 24, 2017

Let’s all agree: Pizza is pizza.Warm, chewy, full of grease (or a healthy alternative to grease, if you’re into that). Pizza can do no wrong, unless it’s a supreme from Pizza Hut but that’s another...

Savon Gray is a contributing columnist for the Kentucky Kernel.

Less meat would improve American’s happiness, health

Savon Gray April 18, 2016

Meat is American. Going to a baseball game and eating a hotdog is almost as American as shaking Uncle Sam’s hand, and meat has become a staple of American society. Many Americans are given no choice...

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