UK Student Brutally Beaten

Police say they're following up on several leads as a UK student fights for his life.

Police say Blair Smith was hit in the head with a bottle during a fight on Aylesford Place just off of campus. It happened late Saturday night after the UK football game.

Smith's friends say there were several parties on Aylesford Place that night.

Police have not made any arrests, nor have they named a suspect.

Smith is at the University of Kentucky Hospital in critical condition. Friends say he's undergone surgery to try to repair some of the damage from that attack.


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  • by Kate Location: Louisville on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM
    I've known this guy since he was five. I find it interesting that so many people have so much to say about "lessons" and b/s of that manner while Blair is struggling. Keeping your mouth shut just as the a-h that did this would be a good idea for you. Such ignorant people. 18-25 year-olds are not KIDS. If they were, oh, well why are we making huge contributions to the ignorant people's social security??
  • by Michael Location: KY on Oct 2, 2008 at 04:08 AM
    I heard on the radio news that he was defending some of his friends after racist comments were thrown their way. To those of you that have nothing nice to say, just please shut up. You don't know the facts so quit with the ignorant comments.
  • by sharpton on Oct 1, 2008 at 09:08 PM
    i think this situation shouldnt be analyzed, it is what it is regardless of whose story is right. He is still in critical condition and needs all the prayers and support he can get. please dont judge people, Blair couold be on his death bed, no matter how the fight started the outcome remains the same. i pray for you blair, you and your family and friends
  • by Caitile Location: Lexington on Oct 1, 2008 at 05:38 PM
    Blair, may God be with you and your family. My prayers go out to you. I hope those who caused so much pain to you are watching the news and feel ashamed of themselves; may it rest on thier conscience forever.
  • by Jenny Location: Lexington on Oct 1, 2008 at 02:13 PM
    Wow, I never thought you all would be bickering over such stupid things! This is a young male who is very well on his death bed and needs every prayer and support possible! Until you all know the story, stop judging him and college students!
  • by Angie Location: Lexington on Oct 1, 2008 at 01:59 AM
    My prayers are with him and his family. I hope he gets well soon. College kids needs to remenber that bad things can happen and they do
  • by Bubba Johnson Location: Stanford on Sep 30, 2008 at 10:23 PM
    God be with you, Blair.
  • by care Location: louisville on Sep 30, 2008 at 06:08 PM
    what kind of person does something like this to another human being? PLEASE find that animal.
  • by Courtney Location: Ky on Sep 30, 2008 at 03:32 PM
    Dave, Stupid comment. Don't get me wrong, I pray that Blair is OK, but do you think that there might be more to the story? Do you think that maybe, just maybe, the story coming from the mouths of Blair's friends might be skewed?!? Just a thought.
  • by Kelly Location: Pike County on Sep 30, 2008 at 03:06 PM
    I hope and pray he will be ok. Also pray that they catch the ones that did this to him.
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