Photos from the Lexington Herald-Leader archives updated daily

Ann Landers visits Lexington, 1958

Columnist Ann Landers and Fred B. Wachs, general manager of the Herald-Leader, shown just after Wachs presented Landers with an ash tray fashioned from a shoe from Faultless, one of the Calumet Farm’s thoroughbred racehorses. Faultless won the Blue Grass Stakes, finished third in the Kentucky Derby and won the Preakness. Wachs presented the gift on December 11, 1958, at a Phoenix Hotel dinner given by the newspaper. He said the shoe from “Faultless” out of “Unerring” was an appropriate gift for the popular columnist. Landers was in Lexington for two speaking engagements, one at Henry Clay High School and the second at the University of Kentucky Guignol Theater. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Wildcats and Middle Tenn, 2008

University of Kentucky’s Robbie McAtee, left, hugged teammate Calvin Harrison after holding Middle Tennessee State’s Eldred King from scoring a game-tying touchdown on the last play of the game as Kentucky September 13, 2008 at Commonwealth Stadium. UK won the game 20-14. The Wildcats take on the Blue Raiders today at noon. Photo by David Stephenson | Staff

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Roy Clark at Keeneland Sales, 1973

Musician, singer and songwriter Roy Clark, left, with June Rollins, center, Lexington television personality and Lexington horsewoman Anita Madden, looked over thoroughbreds at the July Horse Sales at Keeneland in the early 1970’s. Clark, a talented multi-instrumentalist and country music legend died Thursday at age 85. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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Kentucky exhibition against South Korea, 1980

Kentucky guard Chris Gettelfinger drove down the court during an exhibition game against South Korea at Rupp Arena November 14, 1980. UK easily won the pre-season game 107-59. The Wildcats take on the Fighting Hawks from North Dakota tonight in Rupp Arena. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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Dunbar Homecoming Queen, 1952

Doris Wilkinson, center, was crowned Dunbar High Homecoming Queen November 7, 1952 at the school’s football game with Austin High of Knoxville. Shown with Miss Wilkinson are Juanita Williams, left, last year’s queen and Earlyse Brown, runner-up. The queen was crowned at halftime ceremonies. Dunbar won the game 20-13. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Parrish John Reynolds honored on Veterans Day, 1986

Former Air Force Sgt. Parrish John Reynolds held a salute during the playing of Taps at the November 1986 Veterans Day ceremony at Camp Nelson. In November 1943 Reynolds, a turret gunner, escaped from a German hospital in Normandy, France, after having been shot down and captured three months earlier. After three weeks on the run he was rescued by a Frenchwoman who hid him on the top floor of a tavern, with German soldiers living below, for 11 months. He went on to fight again in the Korean War. U.S. Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Somerset, presented to Reynolds a flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol in Reynolds’ honor. While Veterans Day is today, Lexington held its annual Veterans Day Festival and Parade downtown Saturday afternoon. Photo by Gary Landers

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Kentucky vs Tenneessee, 1993

Kentucky’s quarterback Pookie Jones looked downfield as Tennessee’s defensive end James Wilson applied pressure during the Wildcat’s game against the Vols November 20, 1993 at Commonwealth Stadium. Number 7 Tennessee shut out the Cats 48-0 in the season finale. UK, under coach Bill Curry finished the season 6-6 and played Clemson in the Peach Bowl, losing 14-13. The 9th ranked Wildcats meet the Vols this afternoon in Knoxville. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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UK Med Center crosswalk construction, 1977

Workmen position concrete beams on the pedestrian overpass spanning Rose Street, across from the University of Kentucky Medical Center on May 10, 1977. Photo by Mike Kearney | Staff

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Pulling campaign signs, 1984

Janet Smith, a worker for 6th District Congressman Larry Hopkins’ campaign, pulled signs from yards the day after the election in November 1984. Hopkins, a Republican from Lexington, served Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District from 1979 to 1993. Yesterday’s election included a race for the 6th District Congressional seat between Republican incumbent Andy Barr and newcomer, Democrat Amy McGrath. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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Stolen hams recovered, 1950

Assistant County Patrol Chief Leo Kelly and Patrolman Guy Best with some of the old hams they recovered after they were stolen from a Fayette county storage plant in April 1950. A suspect was caught and the hams were returned to their owner. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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