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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.

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Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year contract extension through 2029 worth $86 million that includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special assistant to the athletic director or university representative.

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Kentucky's newest medical school has opened its building in Bowling Green, a joint effort by Western Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky and Med Center Health.

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University administrators, government leaders at the state and federal levels, along with many medical scientists today recognized the opening of the University of Kentucky’s multidisciplinary research building.  Efforts are well underway to recruit internationally known researchers to work in the $265 million facility in Lexington.

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A consumer advocacy group is asking the federal government to halt a clinical trial that will involve patients at the University of Kentucky. The nonprofit group Public Citizen sent a letter Tuesday to the federal Office for Human Research Protections, raising concerns about a trial to measure two treatments for sepsis, the tenth leading cause of death in Kentucky.

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University of Kentucky researchers are evaluating how food availability on farmland impacts bee communities in early spring.

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Leaders of Kentucky’s two largest universities warned lawmakers Thursday that Gov. Bevin’s proposed spending cuts would eliminate crucial programs and scholarships that benefit Kentuckians and attract businesses to the state.

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Actress Ashley Judd said the fight against sexual harassment will be a "chaotic, messy" endeavor, but she said women won't allow public fatigue to slow the efforts.

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          Adolph Rupp, nicknamed "Baron of the Bluegrass," served as head basketball coach for the University of Kentucky for 41 years. MSU professor of history, Dr. Duane Bolin, visits Sounds Good to discuss his upcoming biography of Rupp, which details his successful -- and sometimes scandalous -- life. 

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A University of Kentucky professor is among a group of international scientists that recently became the first to sequence Marchantia polymorpha, or the common liverwort.