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Kentucky Kernel

Police vehicles are parked along University Avenue after responding to reports of shots being fired on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

As Lexington grows, so does its crime

Shelby Helton, Reporter October 19, 2022

Growing up in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, was more or less like any other small town across the country: you have your Walmart and Kroger, a couple of Dollar Stores, your typical fast food chain restaurants,...

Police work a scene after responding to reports of shots being fired on University Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Annual Campus Safety Report shows UK crime statistics

Grace Medley, Reporter September 30, 2022

On Sept. 28, the University of Kentucky Police Department (UKPD) sent an email containing the 2022 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report. The report detailed safety instances occurring on UK’s campus.  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

As UK students depart campus, some take steps to stop the spread

Haley Simpkins November 19, 2020

Students will be returning home for the seven-week winter break in just 10 days or less, and both students and administration are taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 back in students' hometowns.UK...

A group of demonstrators poses for a photo in front of the Gatton Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Campus union continues petitions for Capilouto meeting, COVID-19 safety measures

Sarah Michels October 22, 2020

Those exiting the student center Thursday afternoon may have noticed a dozen or so people holding banners, handing out flyers and asking them to sign a petition. For students, this is a frequent sight....

Kentucky Wildcats safety Jordan Griffin (3) high fives his teammates during the UK vs Toledo football game on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 38-24. Photo by Victoria Rogers | Staff

How faith saved Jordan Griffin’s UK football career

Mohammad Ahmad October 1, 2019

Faith is Kentucky Football safety Jordan Griffin’s lifeline.But just over a year ago, that lifeline was in jeopardy and so was Griffin’s desire to play football.“At one point, I just felt like I...

Kentucky Wildcats safety Davonte Robinson tackles Vanderbilt freshman defensive back BJ Anderson during the game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 14-7. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK safety Davonte Robinson suffers season-ending injury

Mohammad Ahmad July 25, 2019

UK head coach Mark Stoops has announced that junior safety Davonte Robinson will miss the entire 2019 season after he injured his right quadriceps muscle.His injury will require season-ending surgery....

Assistant Provost for Student Well-Being Andrew Smith speaks at the press conference announcing UKs initiative for safer transportation ahead of the Kentucky football game against Georgia. The press conference was held at the Cats Den in the Gatton Student Center on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

UK announces initiative for safer transportation on football gameday

Sydney Momeyer November 2, 2018

The Wildcats may be a football school right now, but safety will remain the UK administration’s number one priority on gamedays.On Friday, UK officials and the Kentucky Distillers' Association announced...


Be conscious of safety on Halloween, Caturdays

By the Editorial Board October 31, 2018

Halloween is here, and soon after the toilet paper comes out of the trees and the costumes are thrown away, UK football will play the Georgia Bulldogs on Nov. 3.Holidays are usually prime time for drinking...

Construction has been completed on Woodland Ave in front of Chellgren Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff.

Woodland Ave. construction may mean better bike, pedestrian safety

Rick Childress October 28, 2018

Ongoing minor road construction along Woodland Avenue near The 90 will soon yield new short-term parking and bike lanes in front of two central campus dorms, UK announced via a press release last week.Drivers...

Kernel Opinion SIG

Linda Gorton is right for Lexington, UK

Saadia Akhtar October 23, 2018

Election day is in just a couple of weeks— Nov. 6, to be exact— and many registered voters in Fayette County will vote for mayor. Mayor Jim Gray is not running for re-election, so the choice is between...

At the end of the first snow day of the semester, students sled down the sides of “the Bowl” outside William T. Young library on Jan. 16, 2018. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Walking in a Wildcat wonderland: How to survive winter weather

Bailey Vandiver January 25, 2018

After turning off their alarms and before checking their favorite social media sites, many college students likely check another app: Weather.The temperature, wind chill and precipitation are especially...

UK’s home page will be briefly unavailable on Jan. 4

News Staff January 3, 2018

UK's home page, which is, will not be accessible around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4.UK will be testing its crisis communication capabilities on the site, said a campus-wide email from UK Administration...

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