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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats infielder Chase Estep (12) throws the ball to first base during the UK vs. Bellarmine baseball game on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-2. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky falls 7-5 to WKU for first loss of the season

Ian Alvano March 2, 2022

Kentucky baseball lost to WKU 7-5 after nine innings on Tuesday afternoon. WKU moves to 4-4 on the year, while the Wildcats drop their first game of the year putting them at 7-1.  The Hilltoppers had...


The battle continues.

Bailey Vandiver August 21, 2018

After nearly two years of legal proceedings, the Kentucky Kernel is still involved in three lawsuits concerning the obtainment of records about sexual misconduct at universities.The Kernel’s pursuit...

The Bowling Green campus of the UK College of Medicine is expected to be completed in September. A tour was held on Friday, June 1, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Sharing the progress: Construction continues at College of Medicine’s Bowling Green campus

Bailey Vandiver June 1, 2018

If the new UK College of Medicine campus in Bowling Green had to be described in one word, it would probably be “exciting.”It was repeatedly described this way by those who led a tour through the still-in-construction...

Racial hate crime committed at WKU students’ apartment

Madison Rexroat January 18, 2018

Just days after Martin Luther King Day and an act of vandalism at UK’s Jewish Student Center, another hate crime incident occurred at Western Kentucky University.Two black WKU students were greeted yesterday...

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Pressure on the Press: Journalism is under fire, and students are feeling it the most

Bailey Vandiver October 4, 2017

For 218 years, the press has been protected in America. For longer than that, the press has been threatened.Many college newspapers claim to be the oldest—The Harvard Crimson, Yale Daily News, The Miami...

WKU SGA passes reparations resolution

Bailey Vandiver April 20, 2017

WKU’s Student Government Association passed a resolution to support reparations for African American students.The resolution passed 19-10-1.The authors, Senators Brian Anderson and Andrea Ambam, wrote...

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that his office would seek to intervene in the lawsuit between UK and The Kentucky Kernel, Wednesday, Sept. 7. 

Beshear intervening in WKU lawsuit

Bailey Vandiver March 23, 2017

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear filed a motion to intervene in Western Kentucky University’s lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel and the College Heights Herald, according to a press release from...

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UPDATE: KSU announces it will appeal Attorney General decision

News Staff January 30, 2017

Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office ruled in favor of The Kentucky Kernel’s appeal for sexual assault records at Kentucky State University and Western Kentucky University.The universities refused...


Universities cite UK v. Kernel in open records denials

Matt Smith December 8, 2016

The Kernel requested documents pertaining to sexual misconduct investigations of the past five years at Kentucky universities, and the responses so far have returned limited information about incidents. UK...

Tensions rise at a Trump protest at WKU after the election.

Anti-Trump protests occur across state, police intervene at WKU

Madison Rexroat November 11, 2016

Five people were arrested Wednesday night at a Trump protest at WKU, according to a report by the Herald Leader. Charges were failure to disperse and second-degree disorderly conduct.  The campus police...


UPDATED: Kentucky public universities follow UK’s lead in denying records, Kernel investigation finds

Matt Smith November 4, 2016

A Kentucky Kernel investigation into the policies of state universities found many of Kentucky’s public universities are following UK’s lead by withholding from the public sexual misconduct documents...

Kentucky freshman Abbey Cheek hits the ball during the Wildcats game against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels John Cropp Stadium on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Taylor Pence

Bats come alive in 5-0 shutout for UK Softball

Collin Rutledge April 21, 2016

After winning its weekend home series against No. 18 Missouri, No. 11 UK Softball headed to Bowling Green to face Western Kentucky University for its fourth in-state matchup of the season.After a long...

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