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Legendary University of Kentucky and Southeastern Conference coach and administrator C.M. Newton died Monday at the age of 88. put together remembrances from friends and athletes who recalled him as the "defination of a leader"

The Louisville Courier-Journal also posted a tribute

UK Officials Outline Response To Meningitis Case

Jan 30, 2018

University of Kentucky officials said steps are being taken to contain the spread of meningitis.

Officials at a news conference Tuesday said a student is being treated for an apparent case of the sometimes fatal bacterial infection.

But, health officials are stressing that casual contact, such as sharing a class with the infected student, is not likely to lead to infection. Those with close contact to the student are receiving antibiotics as a precaution.

Iconic UK Landmark Coming Down

Dec 12, 2017

University of Kentucky is demolishing an iconic campus landmark. Kirwan-Blanding Tower is coming down.

Built in 1967, UK officials say the two, 23-story towers are outdated and renovations would be too expensive. UK Board of Trustees approved the measure Tuesday. The 13 acres where the towers now sit, along with a dining hall, will eventually become green space.

Over the last years UK has built nearly 7,000 new dorm rooms and modern dining halls. That means the rooms in Kirwan are surplus. No date has been set to begin demolition.

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As "March Madness" continues for many people in the Lexington area, law enforcement officials are gearing up for what could be extensive crowd control this coming weekend.   

The University of Kentucky will battle UCLA in a "Sweet 16" NC double A match-up Friday night.  While both Lexington and UK police have experience in dealing with large numbers, especially students in the State Street area, Lexington Police Chief Mark Barnard says growth in housing around campus can contribute to the size of the gatherings.

 Veteran economist Chris Bollinger predicted 2.2 percent  economic growth across Kentucky in 2017

 Veteran economist Chris Bollinger predicted a 2.2. percent economic growth across Kentucky in 2017 Tuesday

Bollinger, director of the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research said much of the employment gains will be seen in health and service jobs. Bollinger said there are lots options when it comes to economic advances in the state’s rural communities. He spoke at the UK Economic Outlook Conference.

Just a day after President Donald Trump’s announcement of a nominee for the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts visited Lexington. 

Justice John Roberts, America’s 17th chief justice, sat down at the University of Kentucky for a talk with John Duff, Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

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A judge has ruled against the University of Kentucky student newspaper in an Open Records case regarding a sexual harassment investigation.  

Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark ruled the Kentucky Kernel does not have the right to review documents in the case involving a former UK professor.

University officials across Kentucky are beginning to develop tuition rates for the fall semester.  Officials with the state’s higher education governing body are also gathering figures. Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky officials and occupational safety officials are investigating a fatal fall at a construction site on the school's campus in Lexington.  Officials believe the death Friday morning was accidental in nature.  

The worker apparently fell about 30 feet off the roof the site, identified by university police as the new campus student center.

Jim Gray is halfway through a second term as Lexington Mayor. The Glasgow native and construction business veteran just completed an unsuccessful attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Rand Paul. 

UK "Teal-gaters" Aim to Raise Awareness About Ovarian Cancer

Sep 5, 2014

Ovarian cancer awareness will be highlighted in Lexington this weekend. A "teal-gate" event will take place Saturday in the Markey Cancer Center's Whitney Henderson parking lot, just prior to the University of Kentucky football game. Teal is the color associated with ovarian cancer awareness campaigns. 

UK and Aramark Partner to Boost Sustainable Ag in Kentucky

Sep 2, 2014


Kentucky farmers will likely benefit from the affiliation between the University of Kentucky and food delivery giant Aramark. 

Officials announced Tuesday a new project within the public-private partnership.

The "Food Connection" initiative at UK is backed by a $5 million investment by Aramark.  Officials say $1 million will be set aside to endow undergraduate and graduate internship and fellowships and $250,000 annually will be spread over 15 years for staff, programming, and research grants.

The University of Kentucky is proposing major changes be made to a busy Lexington road.

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The UK Wildcats will have to settle for second place this year.  Fans gathered wherever they could cluster around big screen TVs for the NCAA Men’s Championship game.

UK Opera Theatre stages Phantom of the Opera

Sep 28, 2012

Since its debut 24 years ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been Broadway’s longest-running and highest-grossing production ever.  Since 1988, over 12 and a half million people have seen the productions in New York City.  And that number does not include audiences who’ve seen the eight productions on tour around the world. 


The University of Kentucky’s new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is better prepared now to tackle the next ‘surprise’ disease in animal agriculture.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday at the renovated lab in Lexington.