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Joe Graft poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Corrie McCroskey | Staff

Humans of UK: Joe Graft is living history

Corrie McCroskey January 27, 2022

It was 1968, and Louisville native Joe Graft was a junior studying finance at UK with plans to someday join the military full-time. That day came much sooner than he thought.At only 23, Graft was drafted...

Professor Carol Chavez speaks on American logistic faults in Afghanistan withdrawal

Professor Carol Chavez speaks on American logistic faults in Afghanistan withdrawal

Ryan Brokamp September 30, 2021

The last few weeks of the news have been dominated by accounts of the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan in the midst of American military departure.Stories of Afghan salons vacating their properties,...

Naval First Class Petty Officer and UK senior business management major, Daniel Lane, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Erickson Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘At the tip of the spear’: One veteran’s experience with the aftermath of 9/11

Sarah Michels September 9, 2021

The aircraft is perched on the edge of the ship, secured in the catapult shuttle, a short runway track ahead of it. Daniel Lane’s aviation mechanic team walks around the aircraft, double checking for...

An officer lays down a cord during an emergency situation on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Emergency situation at UK hospital caused by armed man, ended without incident

Natalie Parks March 25, 2021

Law enforcement officials arrested an armed man at UK's Chandler Hospital following a bomb scare that sparked an emergency alert and hours-long police search.UK police received a tip the morning of March...

A bomb disposal robot is guided to the entrance of UK Chandler Hospital at 10:30 a.m. as part of law enforcement’s response to a situation with a suspicious package in the hospital’s emergency room the morning of March 25, 2021.

What we know about the emergency situation at UK Chandler Hospital

Kernel News Staff March 25, 2021

An alert was tweeted out by UK Police at 10:58 a.m. saying to avoid the area surrounding the UK Chandler Emergency Room at South Limestone with reports of a suspicious package located at the ER. 3 p.m....

Shooting inside Fayette Mall

Shooting inside Fayette Mall

UPDATE: At least three people were injured in the shooting said Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers in a media briefing around 6:45 this evening. The extent of the injuries are unknown, but all three...

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Armed suspects approached UK students and displayed gun, spokesperson says

Natalie Parks March 4, 2020

A man faces two counts of kidnapping, two counts of wanton endangerment and two counts of assault in connection to an apparent kidnapping attempt near UK's campus last week.WKYT reported that 26-year-old...

Joseph Gonzalez. Photo provided by Lexington Police Department.

Woman shot in near-campus apartment complex popular among UK students, media reports show

Kernel News Staff March 2, 2020

A Lexington woman was shot in a near-campus apartment complex popular among UK students, a police detective testified in court on Monday morning, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.After a drug deal...

A robbery was reported on the corner of Conn Terrace and South Limestone early Wednesday morning, UK Police say. The alleged robber was last seen wearing white tennis shoes, dark colored pants and a two-toned colored hooded sweatshirt, and driving an early 2000s gold Toyota Camry. Photo courtesy of UK Police. 

UK Police warn of robbery on the corner of Conn Terrace and South Limestone

Sydney Momeyer February 12, 2020

A robbery occurred on the corner of Conn Terrace and South Limestone, the University of Kentucky Police Department reports.The robbery happened at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to a campus-wide...

Haily Duvall, 19, a UK student, was charged with threatening interstate communications, false statements and false information in Federal District Court in Lexington on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

Former student accused of social media bomb threats pleads guilty to federal charge

Sydney Momeyer June 25, 2019

Haily Duvall, 20, a former UK student accused of directing threats at the university, pleaded guilty to a federal charge on Monday.Duvall pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transmission of false...

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Tear gas used on migrants shameful; other solutions possible

November 30, 2018

Tear gas filled the air as mothers and children fled, choking and screaming, from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents on Nov. 25.Unarmed civilians headed to the U.S. border for asylum, for the unalienable...

UKPD Officer Alan Saylor instructs his audience during the first of UKPDs monthly active shooter trainings in Lexington, Ky. on November 28, 2018. Photo by Jacob Eads | STAFF

For an audience of one, UKPD’s active shooter training proves relevant

Jacob Eads November 29, 2018

There were 42 seats in the UKPD’s “active shooter training” Tuesday, but only one was filled by a student.Officer Alan Saylor has been training the public on how to avoid disaster since 2005. It’s...

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