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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kernel photo editor selected as finalist for Hearst journalism championship

Kernel photo editor selected as finalist for Hearst journalism championship

Rayleigh Deaton May 17, 2022

Jack Weaver, managing and photo editor of the Kentucky Kernel, has been named a photojournalism finalist for the 2021-2022 Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship. The championship brings together...

Steve Shaffer poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the Main Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Steve Shaffer shoots for the stars

Laurie Jonhatan April 7, 2022

Steve Shaffer, UK’s video production specialist, happens to have two Emmy awards under his belt.Before that, though, Shaffer got his start as a still-life photographer working in various newsrooms, shooting...

Joan and David Kelly, Lexington residentss, peruse an exhibit of historical photographs at the UK Art Museum on Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

Starving for art, museum visitors get a taste of what they’ve longed for

Callie Justice April 14, 2021

After months of lockdown, digital experiences have only curbed the craving of art aficionados while many masterpieces are stuck behind closed doors. A picture and video can capture the beauty of painting...

Kernel photographers Michael Clubb, left, Arden Barnes and Jordan Prather covered the 2019 Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 4, 2019. 

Kernel photo staff takes home multiple honors at KNPA awards

Kernel News Staff March 1, 2020

Kentucky Kernel photographers took home a litany of awards and accolades at the annual Kentucky News Photographer Association meeting this past weekend.Arden Barnes, a staff photographer and former photo...

Kentucky fans enjoy “pooches in the pitch” day during the match against Youngstown State on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 3-0. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Kernel’s best photos of September

Kernel photo staff October 6, 2019

Here is a sampling of the Kernel photo staff's best photos from the month of September. You can see more galleries in our multimedia section. If you are interested in becoming a Kernel photog email one...

Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. (26) holding up his MVP trophy while Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Josh Allen (41) celebrates after winning the Citrus Bowl. University of Kentucky football defeated Penn State University 27-24 in the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Josh Allen has a new superfan—The Citrus Bowl’s Twitter account

April 23, 2019

Earlier today, UK football edge defender Josh Allen got a unique endorsement for the Arizona Cardinals to take him first overall in the upcoming NFL Draft.With the draft just three days away, the Twitter...

Students played and posed with dogs as part of SABs Puppies and Polaroids.

Puppies take SAB Pinterest party to new heights

Natalie Harrington February 28, 2019

A combination of arts and crafts, cookies and dogs— what many would consider an ideal night in— was hosted in one event by UK’s Student Activities Board on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Creative Arts...

Freshman human nutrition major Haley Jones (left), freshman biology major Madison Brown, freshman communication science disorders major Brandon Walker and freshman biology major CyOntaisha Cunningham eat lunch at the newly opened Champions Kitchen on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Champions Kitchen is the new dining hall located in the new Student Center on UKs campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

The Kentucky Kernel’s 2018 in photos

Kernel Staff December 25, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, reminisce by looking back at the best photos taken by Kernel staffers this calendar year: 

 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...

Kernel news editor Rick Childress was named Associated Collegiate Press Reporter of the Year at the National College Media Convention on Oct. 27, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Lauryn Haas | Staff 

Kernel news editor wins national Reporter of the Year award

Kernel Staff October 27, 2018

Kentucky Kernel news editor Rick Childress won first place in the Reporter of the Year category, awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press at the National College Media Convention in Louisville on Saturday. Childress...

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