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  White House-appointed Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx visited the Lexington campus of the University of Kentucky on Monday as concerns grow over an escalating number of positive cases on campuses around the region. 

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  All of Kentucky’s public universities will open up with some form of in-person instruction in August, but will also give students the option to take classes online.

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Located inside the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall, A mural depicting life in Kentucky in the 1800’s has been the subject of intense discussion and debate for decades.  Like the painting, the discussion on what to do with the wall painting has a rich history.  There was yet another development in the “mural” story this week, a lawsuit filed seeking to keep the mural in its current location.

UK Fires Cheerleading Coaches Following Hazing Investigation

May 18, 2020
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The University of Kentucky fired the school’s head cheerleading coach and three assistant coaches on May 18 following a three month investigation into alcohol, public nudity, and hazing activities. 

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The University of Kentucky has announced plans to lay off and furlough some employees in response to a projected $70 million budget in the coming year. 

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  A Benton, Kentucky man is self-isolating after returning from a study-abroad program in Italy, the second-hardest hit country as the coronavirus rages onward. The University of Kentucky student returned less than a week ago from the country which is now under a mandatory four-week quarantine, affecting 16 million people, resulting in the death of nearly 500 and infection of nearly 10,000

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Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart tweeted “there will be consequences” for a Wildcats fan shown in a couple of videos yelling a racial slur at a Tennessee fan near the end of the Volunteers' upset of the No. 6 Wildcats.

Ethan Williams tweeted a video of himself yelling at Kentucky fans as they left Rupp Arena during the Vols' 81-73 victory. Williams' video and another show a woman, who identified herself as Ashley Lyles to Lexington TV station WLEX, yelling the slur as she left.

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Three of Kentucky’s public universities are suspending travel to China as the country works to contain a deadly outbreak of the coronavirus.

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There’s a picture frame on the wall next to the customer service desk in the IGA in Inez, Kentucky. Inside the frame is a scrap of beige meat-counter paper, on which a man named Derle Ousley sketched the layout for an ad announcing the opening of his very first grocery store.


Kentucky coach Mark Stoops will receive an annual raise of $500,000 plus incentives over the remaining six years of a restructured contract following the Wildcats' best season in 41 years.