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Heil: A timeline of events

Heil: A timeline of events

Sarah Michels October 21, 2021

Over three years after 4-year-old Marco Shemwell’s death, former UK student Jacob Heil has been acquitted of reckless homicide in connection to the incident. During the interim, details concerning the...

Justin Smith looks on along with Efrian Diaz Jr. and Roman Gonzalez Jr. during a bond hearing for the 3 suspects involved in the murder of former Kernel photo editor Jonathan Krueger at the Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Trial for men charged with fatal shooting of UK student delayed to 2022

Natalie Parks April 21, 2021

Following a status hearing in Fayette Circuit Court, the trial by jury for three men accused of killing a UK student will be delayed until April of 2022.The suspects, Justin Smith, Roman Gonzalez and Efrain...

Protesters march down the sidewalk during a protest in response to the grand jury decision on the Breonna Taylor case on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK students react to guilty verdict in trial of Derek Chauvin, cop who killed George Floyd

After seven weeks of jury selection, oral arguments, testimony and deliberation, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with the murder of George Floyd, a Black man, in a Hennepin...

Jonathan Krueger poses for a photo at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jonathan Palmer.

Six years later, Jonathan Krueger’s death a loss that never fades

Natalie Parks April 17, 2021

2021 marks the six-year anniversary of the death of Jonathan Krueger, a UK student and Kentucky Kernel photo editor who was shot while walking with a friend on East Maxwell in the early hours of April...

Participating locations selected for UK Covid-19 vaccine trial

Participating locations selected for UK Covid-19 vaccine trial

Josh Ford November 5, 2020

The University of Kentucky is participating in a COVID-19 trial. According to a UK press release from Nov. 5, Baptist Health Lexington and Norton Healthcare in Louisville will be testing sites for the...

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

KY Supreme Court declines to rule on death penalty for those under 21

Jacob Eads March 27, 2020

The Kentucky Supreme Court has balked at a chance to decide whether criminal defendants between the ages of 18 and 21 can face the death penalty.The state’s highest court declined to interfere Thursday...

Zack Beavin races at the Boston Marathon near the halfway point of the race in Boston, Mass. on April 16, 2018. Beavin went on to finish in 24th place, the best finish ever by a runner from Kentucky. Photo submitted by Zack Beavin.

Top 25 at Boston Marathon leaves former UK runner both satisfied and unsatisfied

April 21, 2018

Never has a runner from Kentucky finished inside the top 25 of the Boston Marathon, but that changed at last Monday’s 122nd edition of the historic and prestigious race.Former UK distance runner Zack...

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

Trial delayed, death penalty under review

October 20, 2017

The trial for the alleged murderers of the former Kernel photo editor is delayed while a decision is made about the constitutionality of the death penalty for those under 21.Efrain Diaz, Justin Smith and...

Another man sentenced in murder of UK chef

News Staff July 1, 2016

Friday morning, a man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in beating to death Alex Johnson, a UK chef. Timothy Ballard pleaded guilty to kidnapping and tampering with evidence in the murder...

Mark Taylor found guilty in murder of a UK chef

News Staff June 15, 2016

Wednesday afternoon, a Fayette County jury found Mark Taylor guilty in the murder of Alex Johnson. In January 2014, Johnson's body was found in a barrel at the bottom of the Kentucky River. Timothy Ballard...

Murder suspect testifies he tried to save UK chef

News Staff June 14, 2016

On Tuesday, Mark Taylor told a courtroom he tried to perform CPR on UK chef Alex Johnson. Taylor is on trial because he is a suspect in the murder of Johnson. Another man, Timothy Ballard took a plea...

Mugshot of Robert Markham Taylor, who is a suspect in the murder of UK chef Alex Johnson.

Murdered UK chef suffered neck and skull fractures

News Staff June 13, 2016

On Monday, the trial of Robert Markham "Mark" Taylor continued.Meredith Frame, a state medical examiner from Frankfort, testified that UK chef Alex Johnson suffered neck and skull fractures before he died...

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