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LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Students, faculty, and concerned citizens took part in the University of Kentucky’s Beyond Coal Coalition protest Wednesday afternoon.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - 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.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Ongoing construction at the University of Kentucky is expected to create thousands of jobs over the coming years. With work well underway on a new residence hall at UK, officials are looking to add more student living space on campus.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK Healthcare officials are calling an $87 million dollar loan from the university a prudent business decision, which allowed the organization to maintain its reserve funds.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Allocating funding across departments, retaining top faculty, and financing university projects, are some of the topics included in a series of reports released by the University of Kentucky Monday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Former University of Kentucky President Charles Wethington's retirement comes before the board of trustees Tuesday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  As the University of Kentucky deals with a 6.4 % budget cut for the upcoming fiscal year, a steering committee is looking at different models for developing a spending plan.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his Lexington counterpart with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon today as part of a friendly wager on who will win the Final Four matchup between U of L and UK.

Kentucky School News and Commentary

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky students are preparing for their largest philanthropic event of the year this weekend.

Students tape posters to the railings, paint displays, and ready the stage for Dance Blue, an event that began in 2006 and has since grown into a massive undertaking.

"It's an incredible thing to see. It's really one of those things you can't describe with words," says Clay Stanley, 2012 Dance Blue chair.

If the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees vote this afternoon is any indication, some UK students could be living in a residence hall developed and managed by a private company as early as 2013.

The board approved a plan to move ahead with the first step in what’s expected to be a massive $500 million dollar overhaul of its residence hall system by agreeing to partner with private company Education Realty Trust to build a 600-bed hall on Haggin Field.

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