Fraternity to hold candlelight vigil tonight
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 17, 2015) ‒ University of Kentucky students are grieving the loss of one of their own today. Jonathan Krueger, a 22-year-old UK junior from Perrysburg, Ohio, was shot early this morning as he walked home along Maxwell Street, near Transylvania Park. He later died at University of Kentucky Hospital.
Krueger was exceptionally close to two UK student groups, the Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the university’s student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel. Krueger was an integrated strategic communications junior and Kentucky Kernel photo editor.
The fraternity has scheduled a candlelight vigil in memory of Krueger at the Newman Center, near campus, at 8 p.m. today.
The Kentucky Kernel staff invites the campus and Lexington communities to a second candlelight memorial at 8 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hall Amphitheater. If it rains, plans have been made to open Memorial Hall for the ceremony.
Attendees to the Monday event are invited to bring a favorite photograph of Krueger or a favorite photograph taken by him to celebrate his love of photography. The Kernel will also collect messages to deliver to Krueger’s family.
In a message released earlier today, the fraternity wrote, “Jonathan was an active Beta during his tenure in the Epsilon Omicron Chapter and had a way of putting a smile on everyone’s face, every single day. Jonathan could be found pursuing his dreams outside of Beta on the sidelines of a number of University of Kentucky sports. His passion for photography and athletics was great; his love for people was even greater.”