university of kentucky

Society
11:08 am
Tue August 21, 2012

UK Launches New Military Suicide Study

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With the rate of suicides among military personnel continuing to rise, a University of Kentucky professor is leading a study to investigate the effect those deaths have on family and friends left behind. Based on previous research, it’s estimated that around 40 percent of Kentuckians know someone who has taken their own life.

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Higher Education
3:10 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

State Universities Won't Follow UK's Lead in Using Layoffs to Balance Budgets

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The majority of the state's public universities are not following the University of Kentucky's lead in laying off a large number of employees to balance the budget.

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Kentucky Supreme Court
4:15 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules University Students can Keep Guns in Cars

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that students and staff members
at the commonwealth’s universities may legally store guns and other
deadly weapons in a car's glove compartment, but that the schools may
continue to regulate them elsewhere on campus.

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Sports
9:53 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Cats Leaving Early

The University of Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together.  Now, as Kentucky Public Radio's Alan Lytle reports, the five history-making players will go their separate ways in the NBA Draft.

Afternoon Update
4:43 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/11/12

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Today on NPR:  North Korea flexes its muscles.

Kentucky Legislation:

Governor Beshear signed a bill keeping federal unemployment tax hikes from turning into law.

Beshear has signed the Amish Buggy Bill into law.

Jackson Purchase:

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Culture
2:28 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Kentucky Championship Coach Coming to Paducah

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The National Champion Kentucky Wildcats’ Trophy Tour will make a stop in Paducah on Friday. The visit is part of a state wide trip both by the championship trophy and the Wildcat’s coach, John Calipari. Fans will have the opportunity to take a picture with the trophy during the event at the Park Avenue Kroger between 7:30-8:30pm on Friday.

Afternoon Update
3:57 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/03/12

Lady Bird Johnson, the First Lady, reading to children enrolled in Project Head Start at Kemper School in Washington, DC. 1966.
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Today on NPR: The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start.

Central Kentucky:

A bill to help students from coal mining counties in Kentucky finish their education is once again in limbo.

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Society
2:26 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

UK Celebrations Continue

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Thousands of UK fans packed into Rupp Arena this afternoon for a celebration of the men’s basketball teaming winning the NCAA title.

Think of it as a mini version of Big Blue Madness. More than 20,000 people got free tickets to the Kentucky celebration at Rupp Arena this afternoon. Robert Rose drove up from Powell County to get a look at the 2012 Wildcats and their championship trophy.

“Means everything to me and my family. We’ve been UK fans, raised on it since we was little.”

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Morning Cram
8:57 am
Tue April 3, 2012

the morning cram [keep it secret edition]

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There's a rumor quietly circulating in secret circles that the University of Kentucky Wildcats won the NCAA National Championship. But you didn't hear it from me. 

NPR reports the Wildcats are national champs for the first time since 1998, and UK fans did not go quietly into the night.

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Basketball
2:57 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

UK, U of L Get Ready for Final Four

The University of Louisville/University of Kentucky rivalry will reach new heights tomorrow night when the Cards and the Cats clash in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. And as each team’s coach tries to play down any personal rivalry this week, Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino acknowledges the die-hard nature of many fans, especially when it comes to games like this one.

“It ends up with a lot of bad marriages. A lot of mixed marriages that end up bad.  You have a Louisville woman with a Kentucky man and it always ends up bad,”

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