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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 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.