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4:03 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Universities Can Start Construction Immediately As Projects Bill Signed Into Law

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Six Kentucky's public universities can immediately start construction on more than $300 million in construction or renovation projects, including a $110-million renovation of Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.

Governor Steve Beshear signed House Bill 7 into law on Thursday.

The bill authorizes bonds and other funds to help build academic buildings, dorms and other necessities at the universities. It assures no public money will be used for the projects.

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4:49 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

University Bonding Bill Passes Both Chambers, Likely to Be Signed by Governor Immediately

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A bill allowing most of Kentucky's public universities to start more than $360 million in bonding projects has officially cleared both legislative chambers.

The Senate passed the bill 36-1 today, with Sen. John Schickel, a Union Republican, as the lone dissenting vote. 

The bill allows six of the state's eight public universities to start projects such as dorm renovations, construction of academic buildings and renovation of Commonwealth Stadium.

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12:31 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

UK Unveils New Tailgating Plan For Students

The University of Kentucky has released new rules for tailgating to address concerns over fighting and disorderly behavior in areas near Commonwealth Stadium. The new plan will be in effect for Saturday's game against Georgia.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the area where students are allowed to tailgate will be expanded but it will be closed off an hour after the game's kickoff.

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