Latest University of Kentucky News

Conference at UK to focus on Appalachian water issues

Nov. 18, 2019 4:48 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center is hosting a student-led series of events designed to bring awareness to water issues in eastern Kentucky and beyond. The events Monday through Thursday will focus on ecology, infrastructure and bottled water, and highlight...

Girls-only STEM academy planned in Kentucky city

Nov. 13, 2019 4:28 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Education officials in central Kentucky are planning a girls-only academy that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Fayette County Board of Education approved a job description this week for a director of the new program....

University of Kentucky law school gets $20M gift from alum

Nov. 9, 2019 12:49 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky's College of Law has drawn a $20 million donation from one of its alumni. The university announced the gift from J. David Rosenberg and his wife Dianne on Friday. The donation is the third largest single gift in university history. Rosenberg specializes in...

U of Kentucky police probe 6 rape reports this semester

Nov. 4, 2019 7:33 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police at the University of Kentucky are investigating sixth report of rape at its Lexington campus this semester. News outlets say the latest report was made Tuesday, two days after the alleged date rape in a campus dormitory. The school's crime bulletins and daily crime log say most...

Kentucky viewers enjoy new NBC TV show set around the state

Oct. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Alvin Sharpe was a little leery when he heard there was a new television show set in Southern Kentucky. "A lot of times they don't depict the area like it ought to be," said Sharpe, a former teacher at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. That's a common sentiment in...

University of Kentucky to expand student center

Oct. 19, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky plans to expand its newly-opened Gatton Student Center to increase dining and student support space. News media reports say the university's trustees approved the $25 million project Friday. The university says growing enrollment and "high participation...

A third of Kentucky students haven't had Hepatitis A vaccine

Oct. 16, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health says more than a third of students haven't received the mandated Hepatitis A vaccination. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports immunization rates released Tuesday show about 65% of the 209,904 mandated students have received the shot. The...

70 years after desegregation, UK looks forward and back

Oct. 13, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Imar Hutchins imagines his grandfather in swathes of bright color, in photographs of Muhammad Ali reading to children and in snippets of death threats he received throughout his long life, including one from the Louisville KKK: "NO GOOD N----- YOU SHOULD BE SHOT FOR WHAT YOU STAND...

Lawmaker: State college athletes deserve compensation

Oct. 5, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a state that places a high value on college sports, a Kentucky lawmaker has drafted a bill that would allow student-athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses. State Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, told The Courier Journal he modeled his bill after the Fair Pay...

University of Kentucky police investigate rape on campus

Oct. 1, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky police say they're investigating a rape that happened in a campus dorm. News outlets report a female student told university police that she was sexually assaulted by a male student sometime after midnight Sunday morning. A crime bulletin says the victim knew...