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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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UK receives $87 million grant to help stop opioid crisis in Kentucky

Sydney Momeyer April 18, 2019

The University of Kentucky has received its biggest grant to date.On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar announced that UK received a grant of $87 million. The grant was...

Lexington must pay attention to the mayoral race in the months before the general election

Saadia Akhtar May 25, 2018

Lexington’s seven-candidate mayoral race was finally narrowed down to two candidates on Tuesday. In November, voters will choose between Linda Gorton and Ronnie Bastin to replace standing Mayor Jim Gray.Gorton...

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Donation to UK PATHways Program will allow expansion of opioid treatment, research

Sydney Momeyer May 14, 2018

As the opioid crisis in America continues to be a rising issue, UK has taken steps to attempt to treat and prevent the disease.On Tuesday, May 8, members of UK’s administration announced in a press conference...

Logo of Lexington-Fayette Health Department, provided by Communications Officer Kevin Hall. 

Narcan kits will soon be free for the community

October 17, 2017

Local health agencies announced Wednesday that Naloxone kits will soon be available for free to the community.The free kits, which help reverse opioid overdoses, will be available through a partnership...

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch talks about the commonwealths heroin epidemic at UKs College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses heroin and opioid epidemic while visiting campus

Sara Nederhoed September 20, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered a speech at UK regarding the heroin and opioid epidemic plaguing the country Tuesday afternoon.Lynch spoke of recent problems regarding overdoses in the area after...

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