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‘Loving Adults’ takes tension in relationships to a new level

Emily Girard, Features Editor September 19, 2022

I’ve noticed a trend in my movie reviews, that being they seem to focus on movies covering topics I know little about. With “Tully,” it was motherhood, something I never plan to experience. With...

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‘Dreaming of You.’ Novel brings dead pop star back to life

Karrington Garland November 12, 2021

Let’s get one thing straight: people die all the time, but the deaths that stick with us the most are those of our loved ones, friends and idols. This is especially true if their deaths come out of nowhere...

Protesters march down the sidewalk during a protest in response to the grand jury decision on the Breonna Taylor case on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK students react to guilty verdict in trial of Derek Chauvin, cop who killed George Floyd

After seven weeks of jury selection, oral arguments, testimony and deliberation, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with the murder of George Floyd, a Black man, in a Hennepin...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Social media activism highlights the newfound political power of today’s youth

Ryder Noah From June 12, 2020

College kids are a special breed of young adults; we’re both the most educated we have ever been about the world, but also always learning more, since colleges - especially ones as big as UK  - are...

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Please check yourself

Amy Tesfayesus June 1, 2020

(Deep breath) Whew. Here we go. The state of our country this past week is a magnifying glass, much-needed so people can stop squinting to see what’s wrong with how we treat black people in America. It’s...

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Woman shot in near-campus apartment complex popular among UK students, media reports show

Kernel News Staff March 2, 2020

A Lexington woman was shot in a near-campus apartment complex popular among UK students, a police detective testified in court on Monday morning, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.After a drug deal...

Justin Smith looks on along with Efrian Diaz Jr. and Roman Gonzalez Jr. during a bond hearing for the 3 suspects involved in the murder of former Kernel photo editor Jonathan Krueger at the Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Suspects in former Kernel editor’s murder ruled competent; trial set for 2019

Kernel News Staff April 9, 2018

Two men charged with the murder of UK student Jonathan Krueger have been ruled mentally competent, according to the Herald-Leader. As part of the ongoing process to decide whether the two suspects can...

Roman Gonzalez Jr. enters a suppression hearing for the Jonathan Krueger murder trial at the Fayette Circuit Court in Lexington Kentucky on August 23, 2016. 

Suspect in UK student murder faces hearing

August 23, 2016

On Tuesday, a defendant in the murder of Jonathan Krueger went to Fayette County Circuit Court. Roman Gonzales, Jr. was called to court for a suppression hearing. Gonzales is one of three defendants in...

Another man sentenced in murder of UK chef

News Staff July 1, 2016

Friday morning, a man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in beating to death Alex Johnson, a UK chef. Timothy Ballard pleaded guilty to kidnapping and tampering with evidence in the murder...

Mark Taylor found guilty in murder of a UK chef

News Staff June 15, 2016

Wednesday afternoon, a Fayette County jury found Mark Taylor guilty in the murder of Alex Johnson. In January 2014, Johnson's body was found in a barrel at the bottom of the Kentucky River. Timothy Ballard...

Murder suspect testifies he tried to save UK chef

News Staff June 14, 2016

On Tuesday, Mark Taylor told a courtroom he tried to perform CPR on UK chef Alex Johnson. Taylor is on trial because he is a suspect in the murder of Johnson. Another man, Timothy Ballard took a plea...

Mugshot of Robert Markham Taylor, who is a suspect in the murder of UK chef Alex Johnson.

Murdered UK chef suffered neck and skull fractures

News Staff June 13, 2016

On Monday, the trial of Robert Markham "Mark" Taylor continued.Meredith Frame, a state medical examiner from Frankfort, testified that UK chef Alex Johnson suffered neck and skull fractures before he died...

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