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Ruling expected this month in UK’s lawsuit against student newspaper

Fayette Circuit Court Judge Thomas Clark said he will rule by the end of the month, “if not sooner,” in the University of Kentucky’s open records lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel, UK’s independent student newspaper. Lawyers for UK and the Kernel argued Friday about whether university investigations of alleged sexual harassment and assault of students should be considered public records.

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Petition to make UK a ‘sanctuary campus’ gets 1,500 signatures

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition asking the University of Kentucky to become a sanctuary campus, one that provide shelter for undocumented students and community members from federal deportation efforts. The petition was started by three graduate students in the geography department, and was delivered to President Eli Capilouto and Provost Tim Tracy on Tuesday.

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Tates Creek High gets more safety staff as mounted police patrol area

Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk says he will hire four new staff members to improve “the climate and safety” at Tates Creek High School where three separate students recently brought guns in a 12-day period. Police have decided to bring their mounted unit with officers on horses to the area surrounding campus.

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Sidewalk signs warn UK students about distracted walking

UK has installed signs in the ground to warn people about texting and walking.
Linda Blackford lblackford@herald-leader.com
Sidewalk signs warn UK students about distracted walking 0:39

Sidewalk signs warn UK students about distracted walking

Sober dorm, other services possible for UK students with substances abuse issues 0:51

Sober dorm, other services possible for UK students with substances abuse issues

Tates Creek High School principal addresses gun issue 1:09

Tates Creek High School principal addresses gun issue

UK student brings 'Harry Potter' to Scripture throwdown 1:15

UK student brings 'Harry Potter' to Scripture throwdown