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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Humans of UK: Madalyne Kinnett competes for a cause

Laurie Jonhatan April 21, 2022

Madalyne Kinnett, a junior double majoring in marketing and merchandising, textiles and apparel, grew up dreaming of standing on the Miss USA stage. When the owner of the pageant reached out during her...

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) looks for an open receiver during an open practice in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

Faith, family, football (and fruit, of course): The story of Will Levis

Jack Weaver January 27, 2022

Will Levis knows what it’s like to be a “normal student.”Last semester, Levis spent his weekends at Kroger Field, where he led the Wildcats in a successful 10-3 season. But just a semester before...

Kentucky Wildcat Kayla Kowalik (99) slides into home plate during the University of Kentucky vs. Alabama softball game on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 11-6. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Softball sweeps Texas A&M as conference play advances

Seth Martin May 2, 2021

It took a little over a month, but No. 17 Kentucky finally won their second SEC series of the season in dominant fashion in College Station vs. the Aggies of Texas A&M.Coming into the weekend, The...

Kentucky freshman Cassie Lindmark is introduced into the starting lineup before the game against Marshall on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 16-15. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Softball’s best season start stays untouched to end pre-conference play

Seth Martin March 7, 2021

In their best start to the season ever, No. 10 Kentucky finished their pre-conference schedule undefeated at 19-0 after their double header sweep of Coastal Carolina and FAU Sunday afternoon.The Wildcats...

Kentucky sophomore Kayla Kowalik returns to the dugout during the home opener against Texas A&M on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 11-9. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Softball up to 9-0 following dominant weekend in North Carolina

Eric Decker February 22, 2021

Kentucky softball swept another doubleheader on Sunday, pushing their spotless record to 9-0 behind a combined 24-0 score over North Carolina Central and Mount St. Mary’s. The No. 12 Wildcats won both...

University of Kentucky strategic communications sophomore Maigan Williams gets tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK adds mandatory, rotating testing to COVID-19 protocols

Natalie Parks January 29, 2021

Following the end of reentry testing for the semester, UK will add mandatory student testing as part of ongoing strategy against COVID-19.According to an email sent to students from vice president Eric...

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Quinn XCII will be on campus Saturday. Here’s how SAB got him to come.

Hayley Burris November 14, 2019

After months of researching and planning, the Student Activities Board was able to bring Quinn XCII to University of Kentucky’s campus this coming weekend for an affordable concert for students.  Sophomore...

Fans cheer after a goal is scored during Kentucky Hockeys game against Louisville early in the morning on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Lexington Ice Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

‘Midnight Mayhem’ ice hockey returns, with UK boasting two teams

Hailey Peters October 1, 2019

“Midnight Mayhem,” the greatest weekend nights of the year for UK Hockey fans, are about to return to Lexington.“(The team is) young, talented, big and fast,” said General Manager and the Division...

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Don’t ditch your mom on Family Weekend

Gavin Colton September 18, 2019

On campus is a new column from Gavin Colton.I’m past the years when my parents would visit three weeks into the semester to replenish my pantry with Cliff Bars and cases of Miller Lite.But I met a mom...


MLK Day of Service is a good way to give back on three-day weekend

Natalie Harrington January 18, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is most popularly celebrated by students for and with its anticipated, customary three-day weekend, but on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, UK students will be able to celebrate with...

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‘Sexiest woman in showbiz’ brought a weekend of laughs to Lexington

Catherine McLaurin October 21, 2018

On Wednesday night at the Lexington Center Mall, Etta May was introduced as “the sexiest woman in show business.” As a comedian traveling to Comedy Off Broadway, the newly turned 50-year-old woman...

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Family Weekend offers activities for Wildcat relatives

Sarah Halsey September 27, 2018

Family Weekend at UK is this weekend, and Wildcats and their families will have no shortage of activities to choose from. Family weekend is typically about six weeks into the semester because that...

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