University of Kentucky

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A judge says he expects to rule this month in the University of Kentucky's open records lawsuit against the student newspaper on campus.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports lawyers for UK and the Kentucky Kernel argued in court Friday about whether university investigations of alleged sexual harassment and assault of students should be considered public records. 

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University of Kentucky agricultural economists say the state's net farm income could drop to its lowest level since 2010.

They're pointing to sharply lower cattle prices along with large grain stockpiles and the lowest tobacco receipts of the post-tobacco buyout era as factors behind the decline in farm income. On the positive side, they say poultry receipts are back on track.

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A new study in Kentucky says U.S. Geological Survey maps overstate the earthquake hazard for the central United States.

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A prosecutor in the criminal case involving former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles says the alleged victim has received death threats and other harassment since the charges were filed. 

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University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has reviewed details about campus building projects totaling more than $2 billion. There were also lighter moments in his Thursday speech to Lexington Rotarians.

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The University of Kentucky says it does not object to Attorney General Andy Beshear intervening in its lawsuit against the student newspaper.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear is trying to join a student newspaper in its defense against the University of Kentucky, which is suing the paper over an open records request dealing with sexual assault allegations against a professor.

Former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles was charged Tuesday with rape, sodomy and bribing a witness. Arraignment has been set for September 26

The state charged the 76-year-old Miles in Daviess County Circuit Court with one count each of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and bribing a witness. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the rape allegedly occurred on or about July 2. The person making the allegation isn't identified.

The University of Kentucky will benefit from the latest gift from a foundation tied to a Lexington auto dealership.

A $10 million gift from the Don Jacobs Charitable Foundation, announced Tuesday, means further investment in undergraduate science education at UK.  A majority of the contribution, $8 million, will go toward the new academic science building that now bears the name Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building.  Don Jacobs, well-known in Lexington, passed away last spring.

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The University of Kentucky says it will lay off up to 75 people as part of a reorganization plan to cut $6 million in spending.

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