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Kentucky Kernel

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COVID-19 cases show a steady decrease for students and faculty at UK

Amy Oakley March 10, 2022

Nearly two years after the pandemic started, many students and faculty at UK are feeling hopeful now that the university has gone mask-optional.Many neighboring universities across the state have either...

The Kentucky State Capitol dome breaks through the morning fog on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

The future of your financial journey at UK

Editorial Board March 3, 2022

The future of tuition payments doesn’t look entirely bright. College is downright unaffordable for many, and tuition has increased for the past 10 academic years at the University of Kentucky. House...

A researcher preps a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Johnson & Johnson trial. Photo provided by ENSEMBLE research group. 

Kentucky researchers and the race for COVID-19 vaccines

Hannah Stanley March 11, 2021

Some people called it a scientific miracle. But the development of three vaccines against a new coronavirus in less than a year is just that – science. The incredible effort behind these successful vaccines...

COVID variant confirmed in northern Ky.

January 27, 2021

On Jan. 27, Governor Andy Beshear updated the state of Kentucky on COVID-19 and the vaccination process. Beshear began by thanking each individual who is working, volunteering and participating in the...

Total cases, Sept. 11

UK crosses 1,000 student cases since first day of classes

Natalie Parks September 11, 2020

Based on data from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, the number of student cases at UK is now over 1,000 since the resumption of classes 25 days ago.LFCHD has reported a total of 1,264 student...

UK launches new COVID-19 dashboard, 10 days after last update

UK launches new COVID-19 dashboard, 10 days after last update

Natalie Parks September 2, 2020

UK has launched an updated COVID-19 dashboard that shares the results of UK’s testing through Phase II, over a week after Phase II began and 10 days since the existing dashboard was last updated. The...

University of Kentucky students get tested for COVID-19 at a drive through testing site on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Fraternity, sorority students selected for first round of expanded testing

Lauren Campbell August 21, 2020

An email sent from President Capilouto announced that UK has begun “Phase II of our institution’s testing and retesting plan.”The plan, part of the reopening playbook, will begin with the retesting...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

UK Board bumps up housing, dining rates for next school year to match inflation

Addison Lander December 10, 2019

On Tuesday, The UK Board of Trustees approved an increase in student housing and dining rates for the 2020-2021 school year.According to a press release given at the meeting's conclusion, the dining rates...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

UK Housing waives cancellation fees for students in two-year contract

Sydney Momeyer April 23, 2019

This year, UK instituted a new amendment to their housing contract. Within this amendment, students were able to sign a contract that would allow them to get a locked in rate for the residence halls for...

Girlsgirlsgirls Burritos on the corner of South Limestone and Avenue of Champions in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Parking meter rates near UK to increase, Lexington officials say

Rick Childress February 5, 2019

Parking meter rates on some of Lexington's busiest street parking spaces will increase at the beginning of March, city officials stated in a press release on Monday.Many spaces around the northern part...

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More states should eliminate gender as risk factor for car insurance

January 23, 2019

On Jan. 18, the New York Times reported that California car insurance companies no longer consider gender when looking into possible risk factors. They are joining only a small number of U.S. states to...

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It’s time to rethink the importance of coal mining careers

Kellsie Kennedy January 17, 2019

Kentucky’s coal production has decreased to less than half its annual production in 2010. At the same time, Kentucky has seen a mining employment rate drop from 17,000 in 2010 to 6,600 in 2017.This is...

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