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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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Three McCracken County High School seniors officially signed to play football at the University of Kentucky. Wells Purdom, Jake Moreland and Zyaire Hughes will join the Wildcats next academic year. The UK football team is in the Eastern Division of the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference.

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  As the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels prepare for an OVC matchup on Thursday, they are sure to still be talking about Saturday’s game in Lexington.  After leading by two touchdowns in the last quarter, EKU saw the University of Kentucky do just enough to win 34 to 27 in overtime.

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  Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones has been on a roll.

Following interviews with dueling Senate candidates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes last year, KSR became a must-stop for candidates looking to reach a different audience.

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The Universities of Kentucky and Louisville are joining together to create a national center of excellence in micro and nanotechnology.   

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