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UK Student Government Association Co-organizing ‘The Kentucky Debate’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Student Government Association has co-organized with Gray Television “The Kentucky Debate” between U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and challenger Amy McGrath at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, on WKYT.

The debate will be broadcast on WKYT and Gray Television’s other Kentucky-based stations. UK students have submitted questions for the candidates to answer.

“UKSGA is excited to be a co-organizer of 'The Kentucky Debate' between Sen. McConnell and Amy McGrath,” shared Student Body President Courtney Wheeler. “Questions are currently being collected from UK students to be asked during the debate. Due to COVID-19, the debate will not have a live audience, but students will be able to watch the debate on local television.”

UK students can access a link to the debate on the SGA website,

Students can also pick up a soda and popcorn before the debate starting at 3 p.m. at the SGA office located in Gatton Student Center Room A267.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.