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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel


This battle is (kind of) over. It shouldn’t have had to be fought.

Kernel Editorial Board March 29, 2021

Five years. Six editors. Thousands of dollars in court fees and lawyer payments.The University of Kentucky’s lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel has had a heavy toll. But in the end, the ruling was simple:...

Journalism professor Buck Ryan before a College of Communication and Information meeting with President Eli Capilouto on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Court of Appeals rules against professor, in favor of UK party in due process case

Natalie Parks November 5, 2020

According to an opinion published by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the complaint of tenured professor Buck Ryan has been dismissed and the court affirmed the district court's...

Attorney Matthew R. Krygiel listens to questions after the oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Attorneys argue over possible death penalty for suspects related to murder of UK student

Rick Childress September 19, 2019

SOMERSET, Ky.—Attorneys argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday over whether to overturn a previous Fayette County court ruling which essentially barred prosecutors from seeking the death...

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Let them wear pants!

Sarah Ladd April 8, 2019

Well, I’m here to rant about a frequently recurring topic in my columns. That is, the enormous amount of sexist rules forced upon girls and women across our country and the world. But, before getting...

(left to right) Candidates for SGA vice president, Andy Flood, and president, Tucket Lovett, listen as current president Michael Hamilton and director of government relations Katherine Speece voice their concerns to the judicial panel on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the Gatton College of Business in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Dueling complaints in SGA presidential race settled by student court

Jacob Eads February 14, 2019

A pair of claims brought before the Student Government Association Supreme Court questioning the legitimacy of each of the candidates for Student Body President ended in a wash Wednesday night.In nearly...


Court ruling might change how UK addresses sexual misconduct cases

October 18, 2018

A contested new revision has the potential to affect UK’s policies and procedures for conducting disciplinary hearings in cases of campus sexual misconduct thanks to a recent ruling from a federal appeals...

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India’s decriminalization of gay sex is a step toward equality for all

September 7, 2018

In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalizing gay sex.In short, the Indian Penal Code outlines the list of possible punishments per offense...

Recent Supreme Court decision sets a negative tone toward LGBTQ community

Hannah Woolsey June 7, 2018

Can a business argue religious reasons to prevent serving the LGBTQ community? According to a Supreme Court decision on Monday, the precedent was made possible.On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled on Masterpiece...

Court ruling targets blacks

Bolaji Olagbaju February 19, 2017

Recently, in a school that falls under the Jefferson County Public Schools system, a memo was disseminated to students on a revised dress code, effectively targeting popular hairstyles worn mostly by black...

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin addressed the Commonwealth with his budget for the next two years on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Capitol building in Frankfort. The budget included a $110 million cut from UKs state general funding over the next two years.

Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Bevin’s cut to higher education funding illegal

Sara Nederhoed September 22, 2016

The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive order to cut funding to universities illegal Thursday afternoon. Bevin’s mid-year decision calling for a 2 percent budget cut in May has...

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