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Local/Regional News
2:57 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

UK Lifts Tailgating Restrictions, Working on Long-Term Plan

Tailgating at the University of Kentucky - photo by flickr user kwatson0013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Officials at the University of Kentucky say there needs to be a “culture change” to improve the safety of tailgating at football games.

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Local/Regional News
10:23 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Crews Work To Repair Collapsed Storm Sewer Pipe Around UK Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A spokesman with Lexington’s Division of Environmental Quality says it could be awhile before a busy intersection around the UK Campus can be reopened to traffic.  Mark York says crews are working at Rose and Euclid to repair a storm sewer pipe that broke over the weekend.

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Local/Regional News
2:13 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Provost Office Reorganization Expected to Help UK Students

UK Interim Provost Tim Tracy

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In an effort to improve undergraduate education and deal with budget cuts, the University of Kentucky is implementing what officials call a strategic realignment of the Provost’s office.

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Sports
9:49 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Barnhart Asking Fans to Support Wildcat Football Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Despite opening the season with a loss to Louisville, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart says the Wildcat football team is excited and ready to hit the field again. He’s hoping the fans will be excited, too.

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Local/Regional News
1:17 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Kentucky Universities Monitor Athletes' Social Media

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Kentucky's two largest universities use software to monitor what student-athletes post in social-media accounts.

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Local/Regional News
1:34 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Distilleries to Continue Funding Alcohol Education Programs at UK, U of L

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Alcohol awareness programs at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville will continue to receive financial support  from two Kentucky distilleries.  Beam Inc. and Brown-Forman Corp. are giving a combined $600,000 to the schools to bolster efforts to combat underage and binge drinking across the Commonwealth.

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Local/Regional News
3:38 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Ex-UK Administrator Will Be Rupp Project Manager

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A former vice president at the University of Kentucky has been tapped as the new project manager for the Rupp Arena Arts and Entertainment District.

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Local/Regional News
2:01 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

UK Launches Scholarship for Domestic Violence Survivors

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For women suffering physical, mental, and sexual abuse at the hands of their partner, a lack of education can be a barrier to independence. The University of Kentucky hopes to change that by launching a new scholarship specifically for victims of domestic violence.

Carol Jordan, director of UK’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women, believes the scholarship is the first of its kind in the country because it provides a full financial aid package.

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WUKY In Depth
10:06 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Central Ky. Businesses Devoted to Wildcats

 LEXINGTON, Ky. - The barber shop near the corner of Euclid and Woodland Avenues in Lexington is like most barber shops, offering men’s haircuts, beard trimming, straight razor shaves. But the atmosphere owner Ryan Lykins has created is a lot like a sports bar.

Lykins and his wife Cassandra own Kentucky Wildcuts Barber Shop, a business they opened about three years ago.

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