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Presidents’ Day: good, or bad or unimportant?

Myles Stumbo February 11, 2021

Alternatively called Washington’s Birthday, Washington and Lincoln Day or President’s Day, Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday in the United States which closes many government offices, businesses...

A foal runs with her mother on Lori Cooley’s farm on June 26, 2018, in Harrison County, Kentucky. Art director Arden Barnes took this photo as part of her summer 2018 internship in Boyd Station. 

Happy National Kentucky Day from Kernel editors

Kernel Staff October 19, 2018

It’s a national holiday, y’all— National Kentucky Day, which celebrates Kentucky as the 15th state to join the United States and the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains. Earlier this...

Separating families at the border should prompt Trump’s impeachment

Matt Hasty June 26, 2018

President Trump should be impeached for allowing families to be separated at border.Recently, President Trump enforced a zero-tolerance policy directed at people who enter the United States illegally...

People from Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church worship together while on a mission trip in Belmopan, Belize, in April 2018. Photo provided by Lexus McCormick.

International missions spread Christianity, empathy and understanding of culture

Lexus McCormick April 13, 2018

Last week was un-Belize-able. I had the opportunity to travel with Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia, as an adult leader to Belmopan, Belize. Since I had worked there as the high...

Teens are leading the way for gun control – and people are listening

Hannah Woosley March 30, 2018

On March 24, 2018, the March For Our Lives protest began in the form of a march. This march, organized by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the devastating shooting that took place...

Age restrictions on gun sales are necessary moving forward

Hannah Woosley March 14, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, Kroger and L.L. Bean are currently doing what lawmakers aren’t.Dick’s Sporting Goods began what now looks like a chain-reaction to gun violence sweeping the United...

Terry Allen, organizer of the march, marches in front of the old Lexington courthouse during the Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative march on Monday, January 15, 2018. In October 2017, two confederate statues were removed from the old courthouse grounds after Lexingtons long debate about their location. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Lexington, UK celebrate MLK Day with downtown march and program

Rick Childress January 15, 2018

Almost a full year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, amid growing fears of alt-right protests and after Confederate statues were removed from the old Lexington Courthouse, thousands of marchers...

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Why Kennedy’s is closing and what the Kennedy family will miss most

Rick Childress December 12, 2017

Kennedy’s is closing its doors for good on Dec. 22, in large part because of the internet.General manager Carol Kennedy Behr said her father made the store successful because it had the most used textbooks—a...

America needs more political diversification

Dalton Stokes November 27, 2017

In the United States, the self-proclaimed best and freest country in the world, we have two parties.Technically, we have a few other smaller parties, but we have two choices for president and for other...

Mass shootings should be politicized now

Sydney Nash October 11, 2017

The tragedy in Las Vegas last Sunday marks the 273rd mass shooting in the United States since the beginning of 2017, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. Today is the 282nd day of the year,...

Founder of Take Back Cheapside DeBraun Thomas speaks during the council meeting held to vote on the removal of two Confederate statues in downtown Lexington. The two statues include one of John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate general, and another, John C. Breckinridge, the last Confederate Secretary of War. The final, unanimous vote was taken on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Popular opinion: Removal of Confederate statues across the country

August 28, 2017

After the violence that shook Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 12, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray decided to announce the removal of two Confederate statues in Lexington. Gray wants to remove the...

Reflection on Trump’s first days

Saadia Akhtar April 26, 2017

This Saturday will mark President Trump’s 100th day in office.The American tradition of judging a president’s first 100 days originates from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s revolutionary actions...

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