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Kentucky State Fair mule contest, 1985

L.C. Tabor of Allen County tried to get his mules' attention as he waited for the judge in the Mule Showing contest at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville August 22, 1985. This year's fair continues through this Sunday. Tabor raised and sold show mules. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

L.C. Tabor of Allen County tried to get his mules’ attention as he waited for the judge in the mule-showing contest at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 22, 1985, in Louisville. Tabor, who raised and sold show mules, died in February 2015. He didn’t miss a state fair in 56 years, according to his obituary. This year’s fair continues through Sunday. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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EKU’s Greg Couch, 1996

Eastern Kentucky quarterback Greg Couch during the school's 1996 football media day in Richmond. That season, as a senior starting quarterback, he set what was then the school's single-season passing record with 1,824 yards. Greg is the older brother of Tim, the former University of Kentucky star and overall No. 1 NFL draft pick. Greg's son, also named Greg, is expected to be Henry Clay's starting quarterback when the Blue Devils start their high school season on Aug. 26. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

Eastern Kentucky quarterback Greg Couch during the school’s 1996 football media day in Richmond. That season, as a senior starting quarterback, he set what was then the school’s single-season passing record with 1,824 yards. Greg is the older brother of Tim, the former University of Kentucky star and a overall No. 1 NFL draft pick. Greg’s son, also named Greg, is expected to be Henry Clay’s starting quarterback when the Blue Devils start their high school season on Aug. 26. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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Applebee’s original Richmond Road restaurant, 1988

Applebee's restaurant, the the first business to open at French Quarter Square on Richmond Road, Aug. 8, 1988. This location, operated by Lexington restaurant management company Thomas and King Inc., was the nation's leading Applebee's restaurant for many years, Adam Edelen, a spokesman for Thomas & King said in 2007. A shortage of parking and the landlocked location prohibited growth after a certain point so it later moved down Richmond Road on the on the vacant Lexington Mall property, opeing a new flagship location Sept. 2007. On Aug. 15, 2016, RMH Franchising, which in 2013 bought more than 80 Applebee’s Grill and Bar franchises from Thomas & King, announced the location on the former Lexington Mall property, now Southland Christian Church, will close. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

Applebee’s restaurant, the the first business to open at French Quarter Square on Richmond Road, on Aug. 8, 1988. This restaurant, operated by Lexington company Thomas and King Inc., was the nation’s leading Applebee’s restaurant for many years, Adam Edelen, a spokesman for Thomas & King, said in 2007. A shortage of parking and the landlocked location prohibited growth after a certain point, so it later moved down Richmond Road on the on the vacant Lexington Mall property, opening a new flagship restaurant on Sept. 2007. Last week, RMH Franchising, which in 2013 bought more than 80 Applebee’s Grill and Bar franchises from Thomas & King, announced that the restaurant on the former Lexington Mall property, now Southland Christian Church, will close. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Man o’ War, I-75 interchange construction, 1988

Construction of the Man o' War Boulevard interchange with Interstate 75, June 17, 1988. I-75 runs towards the top right of the picture while what would be come Man o' War Boulevard comes into the frame from the upper left corner. Man o' War replaced Bryant Road, which shown here going over the interstate, was torn down in October 1988. Today a portion of Bryant Road exist to the west of I-75. Six months later, this last part of the Man o' War project was completed with little fanfare. Man o' War had been listed on city plans since the 1930s, but for many years, it was to be called Tiverton Way. The Urban County Council decided in 1974 that it would be named Man o' War Boulevard, after the famous race horse who never raced in Kentucky but retired to stud here. The road was completed and widened in segments over the years. The first section of road -- between Richmond Road and Palumbo Drive -- was opened in 1975. A second section opened four years later, a third four years after that. Man o' War was built by the state. It was planned, designed and will be maintained by Lexington. The state paid $37.6 million of the cost. The city paid $11 million. Along with the new I-75 interchange was a new sign on the interstate that said "Man o' War," but the sign didn't indicate that the road went to Lexington. Man o' War as since been been further extended to the east, ending at Winchester Road.  Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

Construction of the Man o’ War Boulevard interchange at Interstate 75 on June 17, 1988. What would be come Man o’ War Boulevard comes into the frame from upper left. Man o’ War replaced Bryant Road, which, shown here going over the interstate, was torn down in October 1988. Today a portion of Bryant Road exists west of I-75. Six months later, the last section of the Man o’ War project was completed with little fanfare. Man o’ War had been listed on city plans since the 1930s, but for many years, it was to be called Tiverton Way. The Urban County Council decided in 1974 that it would be named Man o’ War Boulevard, after the famous race horse who never raced in Kentucky but retired to stud here. The road was completed and widened in segments over the years. The first section of road — between Richmond Road and Palumbo Drive — was opened in 1975. A second section opened four years later, and a third opened four years after that. Man o’ War was built by the state. It was planned, designed and will be maintained by Lexington. The state paid $37.6 million of the cost. The city paid $11 million. Along with the new I-75 interchange was a new sign on the interstate that said “Man o’ War,” but the sign didn’t indicate that the road went to Lexington. Man o’ War as since been been further extended to the east, ending at Winchester Road. Click here to see the same area, a year and a half before this picture. And click here to see another photo of Man o’ War construction, this time along Harrodsburg Road. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Morehead craft shop, 1985

Adrian Swain tied a hand carved wooden goat to a no parking sign in front of his crafts shop in Morehead May 9, 1985. The goat, carved by Tom Sternal of Morehead, stood outside the shop to attract attention. Swain tied it up to discourage people from taking it. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Adrian Swain tied a hand-carved wooden goat to a no parking sign in front of his crafts shop in Morehead on May 9, 1985. The goat, carved by Tom Sternal of Morehead, stood outside the shop to attract attention. Swain tied it to the signpost to discourage people from taking it. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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168th anniversary of founding of Fort Harrod, 1942

Local children portrayed a scene in a pioneer log school during a celebration of the 168th anniversary of the founding of Fort Harrod on June 16, 1942, the first Anglo-Saxon settlement west of the Alleghenies. This weekend the Pioneer Days Festival is being held at the Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg. Photo by J.W. Spencer | Staff

Local children portrayed a scene in a pioneer log school during a celebration of the 168th anniversary of the founding of Fort Harrod on June 16, 1942. Fort Harrod was the first Anglo-Saxon settlement west of the Alleghenies. This weekend, the Pioneer Days Festival is being held at the Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg. Photo by J.W. Spencer | Staff

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Lafayette over Boone County, 1985

Lafayette High School quarterback Matthew Gay (7) fought off the grasp of a Boone County tackler on November 15, 1985. Lafayette downed the Rebels 34-7. The Generals kick off their season tonight, meeting Paul Laurence Dunbar in a neutral site at Scott County. Photo by David Perry | Staff

Lafayette High School quarterback Matthew Gay fought out of the grasp of a Boone County tackler on Nov. 15, 1985. Lafayette downed the Rebels, 34-7. The Generals kick off their season Friday night, meeting Paul Laurence Dunbar at Scott County, a neutral site. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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Pig races at the Kentucky State Fair, 1992

Asian pot bellied pigs race during opening day of the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 20, 1992 in Louisville. Fans were assigned a pig and if their pig won, they were awarded prizes. The races were sponsored by the Kentucky Pork Producers Association. Photo by David Perry | staff

Asian pot-bellied pigs raced during the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 20, 1992, in Louisville. Fans were assigned a pig, and if their pig won, they were awarded prizes. The races were sponsored by the Kentucky Pork Producers Association. The 2016 Kentucky State Fair opens Aug. 18. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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Waiting to buy Elvis tickets, 1977

Several thousand fans waited in line on Sunday July 31, 1977 along High Street and down Patterson Street beside Rupp Arena to purchase tickets to Elvis Presley's concert, scheduled for August 23.Many fans began waiting in line on Friday. The ticket office opened at 9am on Sunday and by late that evening had sold 15,000 tickets. Unfortunately the concert was canceled due to Elvis' death on August 16, due to a drug overdose. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Several thousand fans waited in line on July 31, 1977, along High Street and down Patterson Street beside Rupp Arena to buy tickets to an Elvis Presley concert that never happened. The concert was scheduled for Aug. 23, and many fans began waiting in line July 29. The ticket office opened at 9 a.m. July 31, and by late that evening had sold 15,000 tickets. Upper arena seats cost $7.50. Elvis, though, died of a drug overdose on Aug. 16. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Waiting for Tina Turner tickets, 1985

Rock and Roll fans made themselves comfortable outside the Lexington Center ticket office August 1, 1985, as they prepared to spend the night so they would be in line when Tina Turner's concert tickets went on sale the next morning. Turner's Private Dancer Tour played Rupp Arena September 6. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Rock ‘n’ roll fans made themselves comfortable outside the Lexington Center ticket office on Aug. 1, 1985, as they prepared to spend the night to would be in line when Tina Turner’s concert tickets went on sale the next morning. Turner’s Private Dancer Tour played Rupp Arena on Sept. 6. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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