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UK Baseball lighting tower, 1987

Workers Shane Sowards, left, and Mike Powell, both from Ft. Wayne, Ind., prepared to attach a bank of lights to one of six newly installed lighting towers at the University of Kentucky's baseball field at the Shively Sports Complex on September 14, 1987. The lights, a $200,000 project were in place in time for the team's opening game September 19. The six new towers contained a total of 180 lights. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

Workers Shane Sowards, left, and Mike Powell, both from Ft. Wayne, Ind., prepared to attach a bank of lights to one of six newly installed lighting towers at the University of Kentucky’s baseball field at the Shively Sports Complex on September 14, 1987. The lights, a $200,000 project were in place in time for the team’s opening game September 19. The six new towers contained a total of 180 lights. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Morehead State basketball coach Dick Fick, 1993

Morehead State basketball coach Dick Fick reacts to an officials call during the Eagle's 97-61 loss to Kentucky at Rupp Arena Dec. 17, 1993. The flamboyant coach led the Eagles for six rollicking years (1991-97) and compiled a 64-101 record. He was known so well known for his sideline antics that the late Jim Valvano of ESPN handed out the "Dick Fick Award," which went weekly to the coach who showed the most sideline animation. Once, in a game in Cincinnati, Fick held up a three-point sign to the UC student body every time Morehead made a three-pointer. His most famous moment came in 1992 in a game against Kentucky in Rupp Arena. MSU was victimized by an over-the-back call. In response, Fick collapsed flat on his back, his arms elevated straight up in disgust. But Fick could be every bit as clever as he was ebullient. One summer, he picked up a newspaper and saw that University of Cincinnati center Art Long had been arrested for punching a police horse. He was immediately on the phone to Bearcats Coach Bob Huggins. "Bob, I can help you," Fick said. "I know there is no way Art Long punched that horse." Huggins: "How?" Fick: "He's still in the lane from when we played you last year." In 1997, Morehead refused to extend Fick's contract and in 1999, he publicly admitted that he was an alcoholic after he was in and out of alcohol treatment programs. He wound up back in his hometown of Joliet, Ill., part-time assistant coaching at St. Francis of Illinois, a NAIA school. On April 28, 2003, the 50-year-old was found dead in the Joliet apartment where he lived by himself. Photo by Frank Anderson | staff

Morehead State basketball coach Dick Fick reacted to an official’s call during the Eagles’ 97-61 loss to Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Dec. 17, 1993. The flamboyant coach led the Eagles for six rollicking years (1991-97) and compiled a 64-101 record. He was so well-known for his sideline antics that the late Jim Valvano of ESPN handed out the “Dick Fick Award,” which went weekly to the coach who showed the most sideline animation. Once, in a game in Cincinnati, Fick held up a three-point sign to the UC student body every time Morehead made a three-pointer. His most famous moment came in 1992, in a game against Kentucky in Rupp Arena. MSU was victimized by an over-the-back call. In response, Fick collapsed flat on his back, his arms elevated straight up in disgust. But Fick could be every bit as clever as he was ebullient. One summer, he picked up a newspaper and saw that University of Cincinnati center Art Long had been arrested for punching a police horse. He was immediately on the phone to Bearcats Coach Bob Huggins. “Bob, I can help you,” Fick said. “I know there is no way Art Long punched that horse.” Huggins: “How?” Fick: “He’s still in the lane from when we played you last year.” In 1997, Morehead refused to extend Fick’s contract, and in 1999, he publicly admitted that he was an alcoholic after he was in and out of alcohol treatment programs. He wound up back in his hometown, Joliet, Ill., as a part-time assistant coach at University of St. Francis, an NAIA school. On April 28, 2003, Fick, 50, was found dead in the Joliet apartment where he lived by himself. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Eddie Arcaro at Keeneland, April 1953

Jockey Eddie Arcaro at Keeneland Race Course in April 1953. Arcaro was a Hall of Fame jockey who won more American classic races than any other jockey in history and is the only rider to have won the Triple Crown twice, aboard Whirlaway in 1941 and Citation in 1948. He is widely regarded as the greatest jockey in the history of American Thoroughbred horse racing. The Keeneland spring meet concludes this Friday. Herald-Leader Arichive Photo

Jockey Eddie Arcaro at Keeneland Race Course in April 1953. Arcaro was a Hall of Fame jockey who won more American classic races than any other jockey in history, and he is the only rider to have won the Triple Crown twice, aboard Whirlaway in 1941 and Citation in 1948. He is widely regarded as the greatest jockey in the history of American Thoroughbred horse racing. The Keeneland spring meet concludes this Friday. Herald-Leader Arichive Photo

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Pearl Jam plays Rupp Arena, 2003

Singer Eddie Vedder greets the Rupp Arena crowd April 21, 2003 as Pearl Jam played Lexington for the first time. The Seattle band, which has been together since 1990, played before 10,000 at Rupp Arena. 13 years later to the week, the reticent torchbearer of the grunge generation of the 90's visits Rupp Arena for a nearly sol-out show. Photo by Mark Cornelison | staff

Singer Eddie Vedder greeted the Rupp Arena crowd on April 21, 2003, as Pearl Jam played Lexington for the first time. The Seattle band, which has been together since 1990, played before 10,000 fans at Rupp Arena. Thirteen years later to the week, the reticent torchbearer of the grunge generation of the 90’s visits Rupp Arena for a nearly sold-out show. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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Fayette Mall, 1985

An aerial view of Fayette Mall, May 13, 1985. Nicholasville Road runs from left to right across the bottom. The left side of the mall at this time was a Sears store, one of the anchors of the shopping center. In May 1993, the mall expaned, adding nearly two dozen merchants in a new south wing, in the area to the left of Sears in the picture. The expansion made it the Kentucky's largest mall. In 2006, The Plaza at Fayette Mall, a shopping center with a Cinemark Theatres and restaurants, opened in the area on the far left side of the photo. Across the top of the picture is Shillito Park. The park's pool, whcih opened in the summer of 1988, is located just to the left of the curve in the road. Photo by Nick Nickerson | staff

An aerial view of Fayette Mall on May 13, 1985. Nicholasville Road runs horizontally near the bottom. The left side of the mall at that time was a Sears store, one of the anchors of the shopping center. In May 1993, the mall expanded, adding nearly two dozen businesses in a new south wing, in the area to the left of Sears in the picture. The expansion made it Kentucky’s largest mall. In 2006, The Plaza at Fayette Mall, a shopping center with Cinemark Theatres and restaurants, opened in the area on the far left side of the photo. Across the top of the picture is Shillito Park. The park’s pool, which opened in summer 1988, is just to the left of the sweeping curve in the road. Photo by Nick Nickerson | Staff

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Millersburg kids with pet monkey, 1951

Mary Jo and Robert Dale Feeback, who lived near Millersburg, posed for a photo with their pet monkey in February 1951. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Mary Jo and Robert Dale Feeback, who lived near Millersburg, posed for a photo with their pet monkey in February 1951. Herald-Leader Archive Photo 

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Class AAA track meet, 1986

Larry August of Lafayette spent a quiet moment before the Class AAA 110 hurdles at the Central and Northern Kentucky Sectional Track and Field Meet at Shively Sports Center on May 24, 1986. August finished second in the race which qualified him for the State Meet. Lafayette, the Class AAA defending state champions took third in the Class AAA team championship with Knox Central and Bryan Station finishing ahead of them. The Tyson Gay Invitational is being run today at Lafayette. Photo by Steven R. Nickerson | Staff

Larry August of Lexington’s Lafayette High School spent a quiet moment before the Class AAA 110 hurdles at the Central and Northern Kentucky Sectional Track and Field Meet, May 25, 1986 at the University of Kentucky’s Shively Sports Center. August finished second in the race, qualifying for the state meet. Lafayette, the Class AAA defending state champions, took third that year in the Class AAA team championship, behind Knox Central and Bryan Station. The 2016 Tyson Gay Invitational is being run Saturday at Lafayette. Gay, a world-class sprinter, graduated from Lafayette in 2001 He holds the Kentucky state record in the 100-meter dash. Photo by Steven R. Nickerson | Staff

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UK archery practice, 1944

Three University of Kentucky co-eds practiced archery on campus in May of 1944. From left are Miss Elizabeth Carey, Miss Carolyn Gilson and Miss Anne Smith. Published in the Lexington Leader May 6, 1944. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Three University of Kentucky students practiced archery on campus in May 1944. From left,  Elizabeth Carey, Carolyn Gilson and Anne Smith. Published in the Lexington Leader on May 6, 1944. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Prince in Rupp Arena, 1997

The Artist formerly known as PRINCE took the stage at Rupp Arena during his "Jam Of the Year" tour in Lexington on Wednesday November 5,1997. Prince died at his home today in suburban Minneapolis.

The Artist formerly known as PRINCE took the stage at Rupp Arena during his “Jam Of the Year” tour in Lexington on Wednesday November 5,1997. Prince died at his home today in suburban Minneapolis. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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Frenchburg bus stop, 1983

A Greyhound bus on a run from Paintsville to Mt. Sterling made an unscheduled rest room stop at the Frosty Freeze drive-in in Frenchburg, in Menifee County on November 2, 1983. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

A Greyhound bus on a run from Paintsville to Mount Sterling made an unscheduled restroom stop at the Frosty Freeze drive-in in Frenchburg, in Menifee County, on Nov. 2, 1983. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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