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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

The Albert B. Chandler Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Shooting their shot: Students and employees win prizes in UK’s vaccine incentive program

Kai Spencer November 4, 2021

When Anna Korosec was told she was the winner of a full tuition scholarship, she thought it was a scam.Korosec, a senior family sciences major, had completely forgotten she’d entered her name in a Sept....

Governor announces $1 million drawing for vaccine recipients

Emily Girard June 7, 2021

Kentuckians who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can enter an incentive drawing to win either $1 million or a full college scholarship, Governor Andy Beshear announced Friday.The “Shot at a Million”...

Jack Weaver, a freshman and business major, was awarded the Jonathan Krueger Memorial Scholarship, given to student photographers at the Kernel. Photo provided by Weaver.

Jonathan Krueger memorial scholarship awarded to Kernel freshman

Lauren Campbell October 29, 2020

Jack Weaver spends the time he is not in class telling stories around campus as a Kernel photographer. If an event is happening on campus, Weaver is likely there, camera in hand.Weaver is the recipient...

Students walk to the UK Law Building on campus on Friday, September 6, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK College of Law receives landmark $20 million donation

Jacob Eads November 8, 2019

The UK College of Law announced Friday a substantial $20 million donation has been made to strengthen the college's academic performance. The donation, the third largest in university history, comes from...

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The best ways to spend UK’s first-ever fall break

Sarah Halsey October 14, 2019

The semester is flying by, and UK’s first ever Fall Break is October 21st and 22nd. We’re all ready for a break at this point in the semester. We’ve all worked very hard and need rest. Take advantage...

Mary McCord, a communication sciences and disorders senior, reacts after winning a one night stay at the castle in Versailles during the first day of Keenelands spring meet on Friday, April 6, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Keenelands opening day was also College Scholarship day, where students were given free admission and a chance to win a number of prizes including ten $1,000 and two $10,000 scholarships. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Here’s what Keeneland has to offer to UK students this fall meet

Natalie Parks October 4, 2019

Keeneland’s fall meet has begun, with students and people all across Lexington headed to the track for opening day.As the month of October progresses, the races will continue and Keeneland will have...

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The perspective study abroad gives is worth the price tag

Isabel Phillips September 17, 2019

Study abroad programs are highly encouraged on UK’s campus, and most students who have studied abroad have only positive things to say about their adventures. Although my time abroad was an arduous experience,...

Kentucky Kernel Photo Editor Jonathan Krueger at Rupp Arena as Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

A little bit of Jonathan Krueger goes a long way… and that’s a good thing

May May Barton April 17, 2019

Four years ago, on April 17, 2015, around 7 a.m., I answered a phone call from my boss. It was earlier than normal to hear from him, and I wondered why he couldn’t wait an hour or so. I was in the kitchen...

UK President Eli Capilouto. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK alums give millions for students with financial need

Jacob Eads and Rick Childress December 11, 2018

A substantial donation funding the single largest scholarship gift in UK’s history was announced at the UK Board of Trustees’ final meeting of the calendar year.Donor Mira Ball was greeted by a standing...

Leann Calhoun (second from left) poses with John Calipari, Kyle Brubaker and Ellen Calipari at mid court in Rupp Arena after winning a scholarship for the spring 2019 semester at the 2018 Blue-White game. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Unsuspecting scholarship winner describes night at Blue-White game

October 23, 2018

About an hour and a half before Kentucky’s Blue-White scrimmage this past Sunday, Leann Calhoun, a UK freshman who’s majoring in neuroscience, had no plans to attend the game.A couple hours later,...

Kentucky Kernel photo editor Jordan Prather taking portraits of UKs basketball players during media day on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Current photo editor receives Jonathan Krueger memorial scholarship

Bailey Vandiver October 10, 2018

At a college newspaper, staffers naturally come and go every few years, but for many, the Kernel becomes a part of them forever. In some cases, those staffers become part of the Kernel forever, too. Jonathan...

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UK launches $2.1 billion fundraising campaign to fund scholarships, research, Coliseum renovations

Rick Childress September 14, 2018

UK officials announced Friday that the university is launching a $2.1 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign—the largest in the history of the state—in an effort to grow scholarship and research...

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