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Kentucky Kernel

UK Christian organization holds prayer vigil for Ukraine

UK Christian organization holds prayer vigil for Ukraine

Kendall Staton March 6, 2022

On-campus Christian organization CRU held a prayer circle outside of UK’s Memorial Hall March 4 to discuss topics such as Ukraine citizen safety, world leader competence and military care.The prayer...

Even when Olympic dreams go sideways, ‘Sleigh Queen’ Simidele Adeagbo’s crown stays intact

Sarah Michels February 10, 2022

 Simidele Adeagbo should be in Beijing right now. Instead, she’s watching the Winter Olympics on her couch as the first one out. University of Kentucky alumna Adeagbo needed to place 20th to secure...

Patrons hold up phones and watch as horses cross the finish line in an undercard race during the opening day of Keenelands Fall Meet in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 8, 2021.

Race time in the Bluegrass: Keeneland Fall Meet 2021 opens

Sophia Shoemaker October 13, 2021

Visiting Keeneland in the fall has been a Lexington tradition for years. After last fall’s meet had limited participants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors were ready to return to a sense of normalcy...

UK student killed in drive-by shooting

UK student killed in drive-by shooting

Natalie Parks March 4, 2021

A drive-by shooting in Lexington killed a UK student, Jesse Averitt, early the morning of March 4, 2021.Averitt, 28, was shot shortly after 2:00 a.m. and taken to the hospital, where he later died of his...

A man leads the marchers in song during the annual Holiday Freedom March on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

“Let it shine.” Hundreds march in downtown Lexington, keeping MLK’s legacy alive.

Sarah Michels January 18, 2021

 Footstep after footstep crunched snow along Lexington’s downtown streets Monday morning to the subdued tune of “This Little Light of Mine.” The Rev. Michael A. Wilson’s voice rang out clearly...

Lauren Zahrn and Collin ODonnell talk while looking at the menu during their blind date on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Puccinis in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kernel in Love

Kernel Staff February 11, 2019

For the first time in Kernel history (that we know of), Kernel staffers are playing matchmaker. We opened applications to all UK students who wanted to shoot their shot at love.Each applicant filled out...

Kernel in Love

Looking for love? Sign up for the Kernel’s blind date service

Bailey Vandiver January 18, 2019

To celebrate Valentine's Day and in an attempt to bring love to UK's campus, the Kentucky Kernel is sponsoring "Kernel in Love," a blind date service that will match UK students together. Once two students...

Courtney Henson, a participant of the Fall Fitness Challenge, does a workout at the Alumni Gym on Oct. 8, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Anne Bennett | Staff

Fitness challenge gives students more incentives to live healthy lives

Anne Bennett October 16, 2018

Fall semester brings another annual fitness challenge to UK campus recreation.Every fall and spring semester, a fitness challenge is announced where participants must complete 40 workouts to be awarded...

Kentucky fans sprint to place their tents in line outside Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Fans line up in order to get the best seats for Big Blue Madness, UKs kickoff of the basketball season. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

‘Crazy’ UK fans elbow their way to front of Big Blue Madness Campout

Rick Childress September 25, 2018

In the mad dash that was this year's Big Blue Madness Campout, strength proved far superior to patience. "Boxing people out," said Mac Hancock, a UK freshman, when asked what strategy he and his buddies...

Kernel Opinion SIG

We must recognize gender bias in our language

September 6, 2018

One the largest differences between human beings and our closely related primate ancestors is our capacity for language.The ability to communicate our thoughts through spoken and written word has undoubtedly...

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Lexington’s newest Chick-fil-A to give out a year of coupons to 24-hour campers

Rick Childress August 20, 2018

A new Chick-fil-A restaurant will open in Lexington on Thursday and one hundred tired and lucky chicken lovers will go home with a year's worth of Chick-fil-A coupons. According to the Chick-fil-A press...

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