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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Democratic candidate for governor Andy Beshear answers questions from reporters following the gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Beshear unseats incumbent Bevin to be next Kentucky governor

Arden Barnes November 5, 2019

Democratic challenger Andy Beshear will serve as Kentucky’s new governor after defeating Republican incumbent Matt Bevin.Beshear won the race by less than a percentage of the vote at the time the race...

Mike Farrell

A student, former Kernel editor remembers Mike Farrell

Bailey Vandiver August 29, 2019

“I think I might go to law school,” I said, and braced myself for Dr. Farrell’s reaction.On Sept. 4, 2018, Dr. Farrell and I were both guests at a dinner hosted by UK Libraries with Sid Davis, a...

Lexington sculptor Amanda Matthews laughs while moving her sculpture of Alice Dunnigan into the William T. Young Library on Jan. 19, 2019. The statue was previously on display in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Dunnigan statue ‘home’ in Kentucky; at UK till Feb. 9

Bailey Vandiver January 30, 2019

During her life, Alice Dunnigan excelled at walking through doors people didn’t think she could or should go through, such as in the White House or Supreme Court building.Decades after her death, she...

April Ryan speaks at Memorial Hall on Friday, January 25. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto

CNN reporter April Ryan speaks on UK’s campus

Cody Ryan January 28, 2019

At an event hosted by the Martin Luther King Center, a crowd gathered to hear White House Correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan give a lecture in Memorial Hall Friday.On Friday, Jan. 25, Ryan...

Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath, left, and Incumbent Representative Andy Barr are facing off to represent Kentuckys Sixth Congressional District. Photos by Arden Barnes and Jordan Prather | Staff

Big picture: Kentucky’s multimillion dollar House race has clear national implications

October 24, 2018

Like any risky investment, the most expensive House race in Kentucky history has much to gain and much to lose for both sides of the aisle.Multiple media outlets have pinned Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional...

Kernel Opinion SIG

Another sexist comment from Trump is discouraging, unacceptable

October 5, 2018

After another sexist remark in a long line of misogynistic behavior from our country’s president, I am even more discouraged. On Monday, Oct. 1, President Donald Trump held a press conference in the...

Kernel Opinion SIG

Trump administration’s decision to transfer FEMA money to ICE was reckless, can still be mended

Jansen Hammock September 14, 2018

The recent decision by the Trump administration to divert funding from FEMA to ICE for detention programs is not only illogical; it is outright dangerous.With hurricane Florence placing the United State’s...

Kernel Opinion SIG

Obama called out Trump, and we needed to hear his message

September 10, 2018

Last Friday, former U.S. President Barack Obama broke his silence about President Donald Trump and the Republican Party at a University of Illinois speech and his message was one we all need to heed.Until...

Longtime White House correspondent Sid Davis shares his experiences with a packed auditorium at William T. Young Library on Sept. 4, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Longtime White House correspondent Sid Davis shares his view of history in Clements lecture

September 4, 2018

“I looked at her two-piece suit; there was pieces of flesh and skull on her suit…there was blood on both wrists. Her stockings saturated with blood.”This shocking scene describing Jackie Kennedy...

Kernel Opinion SIG

The Statue I Celebrate

Sarah Ladd August 24, 2018

The New York Times reported Thursday that Alice Dunnigan, the first African-American woman to cover the White House, will get a 6-foot statue at the Newseum, a Washington museum that celebrates the press...

Protesting members of the Trump administration is a First Amendment right

Matt Hasty June 28, 2018

The recent remonstrations of Trump cabinet members are an effective form of protest and an excessive in the First Amendment right we all have.The first publicized story of protest against a Trump cabinet...

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...

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