University of Kentucky News

University of Kentucky Student Sues for Tuition, Fees Refund

A student sued the University of Kentucky this week, arguing the college should have partially refunded some tuition and fees after classes were moved online and most students were sent home during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed on …

Study Finds State, Local Measures Have Reduced Coronavirus Cases by 34 Million

A new report titled, “Strong Social Distancing Measures in the United States Reduced the COVID-19 Growth Rate” finds that steps taken to reduce the spread of corononavirus by state and local governments have had a major impact. The results imply …

University of Kentucky Reboots Computer Network After Month-Long Cyberattack

A month-long attack on the computer networks at Kentucky’s largest university system prompted officials to conduct a major reboot of the networks Sunday, officials said. Officials believe the prolonged cyberattack was resolved by a campus-wide network outage at the University …

Professor Fired for Publicly Criticizing Kentucky Governor Settles Suit for $620K

The University of Kentucky has settled a lawsuit filed by a former public health dentist who said he was fired from the school for publicly criticizing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program. The Lexington Herald-Leader …

Construction Worker Dies After Falling from University of Kentucky Roof

Authorities say a construction worker died after falling from the roof of a building at the University of Kentucky. Media reports say 47-year-old Michael Persichitti died after falling about 30 feet Friday at the site of the new student center …

University of Kentucky Developing Concussion Protocol for Jockeys

The University of Kentucky is developing the first ever concussion protocol for jockeys. The university announced a three-year study on Monday in partnership with the Jockeys’ Guild and several thoroughbred organizations. Carl Mattacola, director of the graduate athletic training program …

University of Kentucky to Study Workplace Safety in Appalachia

A center at the University of Kentucky is receiving a five-year, $5 million grant to improve occupational health and safety in central Appalachia and Kentucky. UK said the region reports higher rates of occupational injuries and fatalities than the rest …

University of Kentucky, Professor Settle Religious Bias Job Claim

An astronomy professor who sued the University of Kentucky after claiming he lost out on a top job because of his Christian beliefs reached a settlement Tuesday with the school. The university agreed to pay $125,000 to Martin Gaskell in …