UK students reported 837 sexual assaults in 1 year, but almost none went to police

University of Kentucky students reported slightly fewer sexual assaults on campus in the second annual campus safety survey, but a high number of them are still not reported to the UK authorities. Of the 23,000 students who responded to the Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (CATS) survey for 2015-2016, 837 reported some kind of sexual assault, compared to 1,050 the year before. Only 20 percent reported to any UK source, including the police, the VIP counseling center or a faculty or staff member. Just over 1 percent went to the Lexington police and the vast majority, about 60 percent told a friend or family member.

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Dunbar girls' soccer hitting stride as postseason nears

Paul Laurence Dunbar tied Henry Clay, 1-1, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. It was Dunbar's second positive result against a top-10 city rival this week.
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Dunbar girls' soccer hitting stride as postseason nears 1:23

Dunbar girls' soccer hitting stride as postseason nears

Kash Daniel: Playing No. 1 team is special 1:19

Kash Daniel: Playing No. 1 team is special

Wesley Woodyard inspired Denzil Ware 1:01

Wesley Woodyard inspired Denzil Ware

Democrats call on Bevin to release K-12 funds 0:46

Democrats call on Bevin to release K-12 funds