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The University of Kentucky will use a $4 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and Office of Naval Research to better determine optimal physical and mental fitness of elite military members.

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Wednesday Evening Update: A national fraternity has revoked the charter of its University of Kentucky chapter after the death of a 4-year-old boy who was hit by a student's car.

Alpha Tau Omega in Indianapolis said in a statement Wednesday that it investigated the matter and closed the chapter because of violations of the fraternity's health and safety policy.

News outlets report 18-year-old Jacob Heil's attorney entered a plea of not guilty for Heil on Wednesday. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Heil's lawyer, Christopher Spedding, said Heil is "despondent" over the child's death. Spedding also said portable breath tests are unreliable and blood tests results may not be known for months.

Marco Lee Shemwell died Monday, two days after he was hit near the football stadium in Lexington during Kentucky's game against Murray State.

UK suspended Heil and the fraternity pending investigations.

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A University of Kentucky freshman charged with DUI in a crash that killed a child has pleaded not guilty.

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The University of Kentucky says a student studying abroad went missing while swimming with friends in the Mediterranean Sea.


  The University of Kentucky's president has selected one of the school's deans to become the top academic officer on the Lexington campus.


A judge has set a trial date for former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles, who is charged with rape and sodomy.

A Lexington behavioral health expert believes last weekend's mass shooting at a Texas church serves to exemplify the problems associated with domestic violence.

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A longtime donor and former University of Kentucky trustees has given $12 million to support an undergraduate center named for him. 

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University of Kentucky’s president said the university has two areas of focus that are essential to a thriving economy: well-prepared graduates and becoming a research and development engine. President Eli Capilouto addressed members of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

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University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto is the featured speaker at a Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon this month. 

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University of Kentucky wine-making researchers say limited sales of their bottles could start by late fall.