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Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity performs at Greek Sing at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

Looking ahead to Greek Sing 2022

Kendall Staton March 31, 2022

Greek Sing, the largest Greek Philanthropy event on UK’s campus, is scheduled for April 2 in Memorial Coliseum. Hosted by Chi Omega and Beta Theta Phi, money is raised by different Greek organizations...

Heil: A timeline of events

Heil: A timeline of events

Sarah Michels October 21, 2021

Over three years after 4-year-old Marco Shemwell’s death, former UK student Jacob Heil has been acquitted of reckless homicide in connection to the incident. During the interim, details concerning the...

Former UK student on trial for death of four-year-old, found not guilty

Former UK student on trial for death of four-year-old, found not guilty

Hannah Stanley October 14, 2021

On Thursday, former UK student Jacob Heil was found not guilty of reckless homicide after a fatal crash on Sept. 15, 2018, that killed four-year-old Marco Shemwell.                        Jurors...

UK seniors Jonathan Thomas and Maggie Davis are crowed UKs 2019 Homecoming King and Queen on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Davis, Thomas crowned 2019 UK homecoming royalty

Natalie Parks October 12, 2019

A new king and queen have been crowned. Maggie Davis and Jonathon Thomas were presented the title of Homecoming Queen and King from University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto...

The former Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Family of struck, killed 4-year old sues former UK fraternity

Jacob Eads September 12, 2019

UK’s former Alpha Tau Omega chapter and its members are being named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the parents of Marco Shemwell.Shemwell, 4, was struck by a car on Cooper Drive near Kroger Field after...

The organization was established on UKs campus in 2015. Just last year, AXO received a new sorority house located off Columbia Avenue. Prior to receiving the house, they were borrowing venues and other sorority and fraternity houses to host their sorority-wide events.This photo taken Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, shows their house under construction. Their house is now completed. Chase Phillips | Staff

UK’s Alpha Chi Omega investigated for possible student conduct violations

Sydney Momeyer September 10, 2019

The University of Kentucky is currently investigating one if its sororities, Alpha Chi Omega, for "allegations involving the institution's student code of conduct," UK spokesperson Jay Blanton said in...

Fayette circuit judge Ernesto Scorsone administers the oath of office to Mayor Linda Gorton during her inauguration ceremony in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Linda Gorton: UK graduate to woman in charge

Sydney Momeyer March 4, 2019

From UK nursing student to Lexington’s third female mayor, Linda Gorton has had quite a political journey.Gorton, a College of Nursing graduate, was sworn in as Lexington’s newest mayor in January....

The former Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

National fraternity closes UK’s Alpha Tau Omega chapter

Rick Childress September 19, 2018

The National Fraternity Alpha Tau Omega announced Wednesday that it will close the UK chapter following an internal investigation.UK announced yesterday that the fraternity was suspended on an interim...

Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK’s Alpha Tau Omega suspended; investigation ongoing into pledge’s car crash on Saturday

Rick Childress September 18, 2018

In a campus-wide email sent Tuesday afternoon, UK President Eli Capilouto announced that UK's Alpha Tau Omega fraternity chapter was suspended on an interim basis.Jacob Heil, a UK freshman and Alpha Tau...

Jacob Heil - Fayette County Detention Center

UPDATE: UK student’s attorney says ‘misinformation’ is being spread

Rick Childress September 18, 2018

Jacob Heil, 18, the UK freshman and Alpha Tau Omega pledge who was arrested and charged with a DUI on Saturday after he was identified as the driver of the silver passenger car that struck and fatally...

Alpha Phi members sell coffee, hot chocolate and donuts outside their house on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Photo by Rick Childress

Views of an Active: How to pronounce Greek letters (Part 6)

Matt Hasty February 27, 2018

Last week we talked about the Greek letters Rho, Sigma, Tau and Upsilon.Now, let’s move on to the last four letters of the Greek alphabet.1. PhiPronounced like (FIGH), Phi is in the name of eight IFC...

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