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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

A UK student throws a snowball at The Bowl on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Mass snowball fight drew hundreds despite COVID-19 risk

Natalie Parks February 18, 2021

It started with a group chat. It snowballed.Hundreds of University of Kentucky students showed up on Monday night during a winter weather warning and city state of emergency to participate in a mass snowball...

Two UK students sled down the slope in front of William T. Young library during a a spontaneous gathering for the first snow fall of the year. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Tradition returns with impromptu midnight sledding on library lawn

Natalie Parks January 28, 2021

There is a certain magic that comes with the first snow of a good year; a magic that does not fade with age, nor one that can be tainted by a looming pandemic.Wednesday's snowfall in Lexington brought...

Students take part in the tradition of sledding in front of William T. Young Library on January 16, 2018, at the University of Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather.

Give us full snow days

Natalie Parks January 27, 2021

Forget toothbrushes in the fridge, ice down the toilet or spoons under pillows: even if these rituals made it snow, the University of Kentucky has decided we won’t be having snow days.“Students enrolled...

Two UK students walk past each other outside of the Whitehall Classroom Building during class change on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

First snowfall of the school year proves challenging for UK students

Hailey Peters November 12, 2019

On a snow day last year, UK student Alex Fields slipped on ice and cracked his phone.Tuesday, as the first snow of the school year covered the ground, Fields and other students around UK’s campus aimed...

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

Winter weather, snow possible for UK, Lexington this weekend

Rick Childress January 11, 2019

Lexington is due for some winter weather this weekend, and most public agencies are asking citizens to stay off roads late Friday and early Saturday.Two to four inches of snow are expected in the region,...

Computer science senior Alijah Green gets some snow in his face as he sleds down the side of the Bowl outside William T. Young library on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Snow Day: UK students sled ‘The Bowl’

Rick Childress January 16, 2018

After classes were canceled Tuesday, snow-happy students braved a negative 2 degree wind chill to sled on anything they could get their hands on.Snow showers began crossing the area Monday night and continued...

Megan Potts and Lincoln Buccieri play with the fake snow while ice skating at the Woodland Glen Courtyard on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Clark Demaree

UK classes canceled Tuesday, Jan. 16

News Staff January 16, 2018

UK's first snow day of the year came today, as classes are canceled on Tuesday, Jan. 16.Only Plan B, or designated, employees are required to report to work.Snow fell through the night in Lexington, and...

The citys snow crews first clear major streets like Limestone, but neighborhood roads in student neighborhoods often go untouched for days after a storm. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

Lexington ready for ice and snow, mayor says

Rick Childress January 12, 2018

The city of Lexington is prepared for this afternoon's wintery forecast, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said in an afternoon press conference."Our salt barn is full with 6,000 tons of salt," Gray said.Gray said...

A UK facilities worker shovels the sidewalk after the first snowfall on campus of 2016 on Wednesday, January, 20, 2015 in Lexington, KY.

Workers clear snow for nearly 30 hours straight at Rupp Arena

January 23, 2016

In preparation of the UK game Saturday night, Rupp Arena’s Engineering Department manager Brian DuFour worked for nearly 30 hours straight to clear sidewalks and parking lots of snow. The whole process...

A student walks to class after the first snowfall on campus of 2016 on Wednesday, January, 20, 2015 in Lexington, KY.

Prepare homes for winters harsh realities

Will Wright January 22, 2016

Heavy snowfalls seem to now be the norm for Kentucky winters, so it’s time for a lesson on snow etiquette. Every city accustomed to harsh winters develops its own form of snow etiquette, but residents...

A UK facilities worker shovels the sidewalk after the first snowfall on campus of 2016 on Wednesday, January, 20, 2015 in Lexington, KY.

UK spent nearly $1 million on snow removal last year

Marjorie Kirk January 21, 2016

UK sent out an alert Thursday afternoon that said classes would be canceled Friday, only two days after the first snow of the year.Costs due to severe weather nearly doubled the how much the university...

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