Latest University of Kentucky News

Lawyer at Kentucky school hired to be UVA's lead counsel

Apr. 30, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An attorney working at the University of Kentucky has been hired as the new top lawyer for the University of Virginia. Attorney General Jason Miyares on Friday revealed Cliff Iler will become senior assistant attorney general and university counsel to...

Governor clears way for cannabis research center to open

Apr. 26, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear cleared the way Tuesday for a cannabis research center to open as he reviews whether he has the executive authority to singlehandedly legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky. The governor revealed his action on a bill authorizing the research...

University ends testing requirement for unvaccinated

Apr. 04, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky said a weekly testing requirement for students and employees who are vaccinated against the coronavirus would end Monday. The move comes amid high vaccination rates at the school and lower rates of the virus on campus and in the...

3 plead guilty to charges in death of university student

Apr. 01, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three men have pleaded guilty to charges in the death of a University of Kentucky student who was fatally shot during a robbery. Roman Gonzalez, Justin Delone Smith and Efrain Diaz, Jr. entered pleas Thursday in the 2015 death of Jonathan...

Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in crash while fleeing officers

Apr. 01, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A driver who crashed a vehicle while fleeing from officers has died and two passengers were injured, Kentucky State Police said. Timothy S. Mcculley, 36, of London fled from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday following a theft that had occurred in...

Ex-enslaved man broke barriers to become a Kentucky teacher

Feb. 19, 2022 10:13 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Behind the gold-trimmed glass doors of the Breckenridge Research Room at the University of Kentucky library, brothers Bill and Bobby Stone walk past shelves of books and years of archived material to the only table in the room lit with lamps. On the table,...