UK Students "Kicked Out" Of House

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

A group of students on UK's campus are being kicked out of their house.

The Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Hilltop Drive in Lexington has been deemed unliveable by the fire Marshall.

An inspection yesterday turned up several structual issues, including some doors missing their doorknobs. The nineteen young men living in the house were told to evacuate immediately.

Now, they're trying to find new places to live on the week before finals.They say this is a setback, but plan to be back in their house soon.

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  • by TheZolan Location: crestwood on Dec 16, 2008 at 09:50 PM
    you people are idiots
  • by Gretchen Location: Lexington on Dec 16, 2008 at 03:13 PM
    My guess is that there is more to this story. It just wasn't the fire marshall's call. Every one of the problems sounds like they were fixable - It was what the University wanted. Bottom line - really poor timing and the students have more stress put on them during finals.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:05 AM
    Why don't the frat just post a few bucks and put the kids in a hotel for a few days. There's only 19 of them. At least get them through finals.
  • by Thomas Location: Lexington on Dec 16, 2008 at 09:10 AM
    UK is not closing all fraternity houses on campus JC! You cannot lump every frat house into one category. The Taj Mahal SAE house is staying out on Rosae Lane. Two new frat houses were built in the last five years on Pennsylvania Avenue. Many frat houses are not managed by UK. Additionally four new, state of the art residence halls were built in the last five years. Chapter owned fraternity houses fall into disrepair from a lack of $$$ from alumni and national office. Steve from Lexington is correct.
  • by grumpy on Dec 16, 2008 at 04:51 AM
    whats getting kicked out a frat house got to do with uk losing to tn
  • by k Location: fayett on Dec 15, 2008 at 07:19 PM
    Yeah jerome, that was real bright,guess you want all the horse people to leave also.
  • by PLS Location: Lexington on Dec 15, 2008 at 05:56 PM
    I agree that it would be very difficult and stressful to have to find a place to live with no notice, the weekend before finals. However, if something were to happen to the building between now and the semester's end, think of how many lives would be endangered or even ended. The fire marshal was doing his job, not trying to be a scrooge. If the fraternity had done what it should have, the students wouldn't have to be dealing with this.
  • by JB Location: Lexington on Dec 15, 2008 at 04:39 PM
    I feel for the fact that it is finals time, but would you rather read a story about them being killed in a fire because they couldn't get out????
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Dec 15, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    Stay on topic people...this story is about a FRATERNITY house, not a dormitory. I have been in every single one of the "6-pack" fraternity houses in my day, and 10-15 years ago they were death traps waiting to happen, I can imagine how they have deteriorated since then. You have young adults who have no idea how to take care of a structure living in a structure that wouldn't get inspected and fixed if it were not for the fire marshal's office. Apparently there were some SERIOUS life-safety issues or they wouldn't have condemned it and closed it immediately. Fire Marshals don't just condemn buildings because they want to. They could've condemned any one of these years ago but have written citation after citation, repair order after repair order...seems this time it was just too much to guarantee those young people's safety to let them stay. If it had burned last week and then the story was about how it was a death trap, you all would be CRUCIFYING UK or the Fire Marshal.
  • by JC Location: Chevy Chase on Dec 15, 2008 at 02:05 PM
    UK is planning to close all of the frat houses located on campus. This will force all the young men into dorms or into the neighborhoods. We will do what we have to to keep the neighborhoods from becoming fraternity row.
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