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Law professor Bill Fortune. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

Longtime UK law professor dies at 83

Natalie Schwartz, Reporter February 5, 2024

William H. “Bill” Fortune, a longtime professor in the University of Kentucky’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law, died on Monday, Jan. 29 at 83, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Fortune...

Gov. Brereton C. Jones. Portrait provided by

‘An easy guy to like.’ Former Kentucky governor dead at 84

Laurel Swanz, Assistant News/Features Editor September 20, 2023

This story has been updated as of Sept. 21, 2023. Former Kentucky governor Brereton Jones died on Monday at age 84. His death was announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, by Gov. Andy Beshear. “I...

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Obituary: James Howard Wells

April 5, 2023

June 20, 1932 - March 14, 2023 Bosque Farms, NM  James Howard Wells, died after a brief illness at his home in Bosque Farms, NM. Born in Howe, TX., the son of Howard and Vallie Wells, James graduated...

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Obituary: Charles Oran Little

December 26, 2022

Charles Oran Little, 87, husband of Myrtle Marie Billeck Little, passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2022, in Lexington, KY. He was born on July 21, 1935 in Schulenburg, TX to the late Hubert...

Tribute to Mike Leach. Graphic courtesy of Mississippi State Athletics

Former Kentucky offensive coordinator, Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach dies at 61

Cole Parke, Sports Editor December 13, 2022

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach died late Monday night after complications related to a heart condition. Leach served as Kentucky football’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach...

Former UK Student Media Adviser Michael Mike Agin passed away on Nov. 17, 2022, at the age of 70. Photo provided by Clark Legacy Center.

‘A wonderful teacher.’ Former Kentucky Kernel staffers reflect on the life of Mike Agin

Kendall Staton, Asst. News Editor December 5, 2022

Former UK Student Media Adviser Michael “Mike” Agin passed away on Nov. 17, 2022, at age 70, leaving the legacy of the Kernel in his wake. Agin worked at the university from 1987 - 2000 as a student...

Dr. Susan Odom, an associate professor in UKs chemistry department, shown in a staff photo. 

UK professor died after falling at home

Kernel News Staff April 19, 2021

University of Kentucky professor Dr. Susan Odom died unexpectedly over the weekend in a home accident. Her death was confirmed by the university on Monday, April 19.According to the Fayette County coroner's...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops watches as his players warm up prior to the game against Murray State on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Murray 48-10. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

First responders, UK football team listed as pallbearers for 4-year-old’s funeral

Rick Childress September 20, 2018

UKPD officers, UK Healthcare workers, first responders and the UK football team are all listed as honorary pallbearers at the funeral of Marco Shemwell, the 4-year-old who died at UK Hospital Monday after...

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