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Locals Tim Lawson, and Timothy Fleeman converse outside of Bald Knob Little Market in Frankfort, Kentucky on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Photo by Bryce Towle.

Big family at the Little Market

Bryce Towle, Photographer February 7, 2023

Through the twists, turns, ups and downs of Bald Knob road, you'll find yourself "a pitstop" — this country oasis some call home. They call them locals. The everyday men, women, and children that...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) shoots the ball during the No. 19 Kentucky vs. Louisville mens basketball game on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 86-63. Photo by Jackson Dunavant | Staff

Toppin shines for Cats in bounce-back victory over Louisville

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor December 31, 2022

After an upset loss to Missouri last Wednesday, No. 19 Kentucky defeated Louisville 86-63 on Saturday to move to 9-4 on the season, while the Cardinals stumble to a 2-12 record. After struggling in...

Mario Maitland poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Mario Maitland shares people’s stories

Laurie Jonhatan February 17, 2022

Mario Maitland, a recent December 2021 UK graduate, debuted his podcast “What’s Next with Rio,” last fall on social media. Maitland began season one, which is still in continuance, with a vision...

A mural of John Prine painted by Graham Allen of SquarePegs Studio and Design on the outside of Apollo Pizza, Lexington, KY. 

Remembering John Prine, the songs and the stories

Cameron Luker April 13, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has left us stuck inside, bored and lonely. It has been hard on a lot of us as we feel disconnected from others and nature. In these dark times, we should...

Kentucky freshman forward Kahlil Whitney lays in the ball during the game against Utah Valley State on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 82-74. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Freshman Kahlil Whitney announces departure from Kentucky

Kernel Sports Staff January 24, 2020

University of Kentucky freshman Kahlil Whitney has announced his time as a Wildcat has come to an end. The 6-foot-6 forward announced his departure in a tweet Friday afternoon.Whitney averaged 3.3 PPG...

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Maleficent: Evil Attracts Audiences Again

Jaleyah Northington October 28, 2019

It's no secret that Angelina Jolie has had a phenomenal career in the film world, evident from her ability to play characters like Mrs. Smith in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and Lola in “Shark Tale.” Jolie...

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The best movie list for the Christmas countdown

Sarah Halsey December 4, 2018

Christmas is here once again, and that means it is time for annual Christmas movie marathons! Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit better than Christmas movies. Here is my list of my favorite Christmas...

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A tribute to Stan Lee

Dalton Stokes November 13, 2018

A void was created in the word of creativity and imagination by the death of comic book legend and face of Marvel comics Stan Lee on Monday. He passed in the hospital of pneumonia. In the age of blockbuster...

Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. (26) shows off his Snell Yeah towel after the game. University of Kentucky football defeated Vanderbilt University 14-7 to become 6-1 on the season on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘Can I Get a Snell Yeah?!’ Benny Snell writes story for Players’ Tribune

November 1, 2018

Journalists all across the country have been writing about Kentucky football this week leading up to Saturday's showdown against Georgia, including Kentucky's running back Benny Snell.On Thursday morning,...

Members of Sigma Tau Delta welcomed students to take a chance on a mystery read.

It’s a match! Sigma Tau Delta hosts blind date with a book sale

Natalie Harrington October 2, 2018

The week of Sept. 24 to Sept. 28 celebrated Banned Books Week, and Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society on campus, finished off its festivities with the kind of speed dating guaranteed to end in...

Samantha Martin is a current UK student and the author of the Latium.

UK student author inspires young writers

Sarah Ladd September 26, 2018

At 21, many people are juggling last minute assignments and graduation preparations, but Samantha Martin is balancing much more.Between her work as a peer mentor, extracurricular activities and her studies,...

Tayvho Akpan, a University of Kentucky student studying music production, is known on campus and across Lexington as the Dancing Kid. Akpan never danced for the attention, but rather for his long-standing passion for music. 

Campus ‘Dancing Kid’ wants to become friends with his fans

Nick Mills April 4, 2018

Tayvho Akpan was waiting at the bank at Nicholasville Mall, anxiously awaiting to find out if his check, which was over 60 days old, would successfully go through.  After receiving word that his check...

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