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A group of UK students poses for a photo with a Lexington police officer during a student celebration after Kentucky football defeated No. 10 Florida on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, on Crescent Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

State Street: Should the tradition continue?

Audrey Fones October 13, 2021

University of Kentucky fans are notorious for burning couches on State Street. On Oct. 2, Kentucky football upset Florida in a 20-13 victory to remain undefeated. The destructive tradition of State Street...

Cracked water line closes Taylor Education Building, Dickey Hall

Cracked water line closes Taylor Education Building, Dickey Hall

Kaleb Littleton September 14, 2021

Due to a water main break on campus, Taylor Education and Dickey Hall are closed for classes Tuesday. The Education Library is also closed for the day.The break was caused by a crack in a Kentucky American...

Naval First Class Petty Officer and UK senior business management major, Daniel Lane, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Erickson Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘At the tip of the spear’: One veteran’s experience with the aftermath of 9/11

Sarah Michels September 9, 2021

The aircraft is perched on the edge of the ship, secured in the catapult shuttle, a short runway track ahead of it. Daniel Lane’s aviation mechanic team walks around the aircraft, double checking for...

Participants fill out cards during the Artivism For Autism event held by LPD Accountability on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Courthouse Plaza in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Artivism rally a show of support for teen whom police hit with cruiser

Natalie Parks April 18, 2021

Local organizations are continuing to push for justice for Liam Long, a 19-year-old Lexington resident whom Officer Nicolas Gray, a six-year veteran in Lexington’s police force, hit with a cruiser while...

Protesters hold up signs in downtown Lexington on Sunday, May 31, the third day of protests in Lexington against police brutality and racism in solidarity with movements across the country. Photo by Sydney Carter.

Lexington’s protests have been mainly peaceful. Why?

Lexington protesters have marched in the streets for 13 consecutive nights as part of a nationwide pushback against policy brutality against black Americans. The protests were sparked by the murder of...

Early protesters line the street around Triangle Park during the fourth night of police brutality protests in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Sarah Michels, staff.

Recounting Lexington’s fourth night of protests

Monday was the fourth consecutive night of Lexington protests regarding recent acts of police brutality towards people of color, in particular the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.A few hundred...

UK Junior Sarah Claustro and UKPD Chief Joe Monroe pose during this years Coffee with a Cop event in the Starbucks inside Gatton Student Center.

UKPD puts ‘best foot forward’ with annual Coffee with a Cop event

Emily Girard November 14, 2019

The UK Police Department hosted its annual Coffee with a Cop event this Wednesday, where it invited UK students and community members to visit with officers and contribute feedback.The event, which took...

Thomasena Grider (left), the first black, female Lexington police sergeant is presented her official promotion by Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers. Photo provided by the Lexington Police Department. 

UK alumna listed as first black, female sergeant in Lexington police

Rick Childress February 7, 2019

Thomasena Grider, a UK graduate and a 13-year Lexington police officer, was promoted to sergeant by the department on Monday.She made history as the department's first black female sergeant. Grider graduated...

Citizens and UK Police Officers participate in past sessions of the UKPD Citizens Police Academy. The 2019 UKPD Citizens Police Academy begins classes on Thursday, Jan. 24. Photo provided by UKPD.

Upcoming program lets participants go behind the scenes with UKPD

Rick Childress January 22, 2019

Anyone who can pass a background check will soon get the chance to meet bomb dogs, practice traffic stops and talk to FBI agents, all courtesy of the UK Police Department.The UKPD Citizen’s Police Academy...

Haily Duvall, a 19-year-old sophomore at UK, was arrested early in the morning on Nov. 8 and charged with terroristic threatening and filing a false police report. 

The bomb threat to UK’s White Hall: 22 hours of uncertainty

Bailey Vandiver November 8, 2018

Below is a timeline of events relating to the bomb threat against White Hall. The timeline starts on the afternoon of Nov. 7 and continues to the present. To view a shortened timeline in interactive...

 A police officer protects students on State Street after UKs victory against Notre Dame in the Elite 8 on March 28, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky.  

Lexington Police has had plenty of practice on State Street

Rick Childress November 1, 2018

After almost a decade of clandestine post-game celebrations on State Street, Lexington police officers say they’ve better learned how to create a safe but fun environment for jubilant and inebriated...

Two women are handcuffed outside the Gatton Student Center; one woman, on the right side, had already been handcuffed, while the other woman is handcuffed on the left side. Both were arrested for shoplifting from the UK Bookstore on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Photo by Bailey Vandiver | Staff

Two arrested for shoplifting from UK Bookstore at student center

Bailey Vandiver October 18, 2018

Two women were arrested by UK Police for shoplifting on Thursday afternoon. UKPD spokesperson Kathy Johnson said the two were arrested for shoplifting from the UK Bookstore in the Gatton Student Center....

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