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House demolition, 1985

Willis Bastin emerged from the floor of a house he was tearing down on Central Avenue in Lexington on June 26, 1985. Bastin, 23, quit his noon to 8pm job driving a forklift and established his own demolition company, W.N. Bastin Contracting Company. He was razing three houses at 614, 618 and 622 Central Avenue. The Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission called them "turn-of-the-century T-plan cottages" built between 1895 and 1900. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Willis Bastin emerged from the floor of a house he was tearing down on Central Avenue in Lexington on June 26, 1985. Bastin, 23, quit his noon-to-8 p.m. job driving a forklift and established his own demolition company, W.N. Bastin Contracting Co. He was razing three houses at 614, 618 and 622 Central Avenue. The Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission called them “turn-of-the-century T-plan cottages” built between 1895 and 1900. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Leader columnist Don Edwards in Haiti, 1982

Lexington Leader columnist Don Edwards posed with a group of kids in Ranquitte, Haiti in April 1982. Edwards and Herald-Leader photographer Ron Garrison accompanied a Christian Flights International missionary group from Kentucky who operated a medical and dental clinic in the village. Edwards, who retired in 2001 chronicled life in the Bluegrass with passion, wit and humor for 22 years, died early Tuesday July 26, 2016. He was 75. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Lexington Leader columnist Don Edwards posed with a group of kids in Ranquitte, Haiti, in April 1982. Edwards and Herald-Leader photographer Ron Garrison accompanied a Christian Flights International missionary group from Kentucky that operated a medical and dental clinic in the village. Edwards, who retired in 2001, chronicled life in the Bluegrass with passion, wit and humor for 22 years. He died early Tuesday, July 26. He was 75. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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White Christmas, 1993

Alex Heim, top left, got a lift from his brother Kevin and John Heim, top right, got a lift from Tony Smith while Alesia Smith supoervised the building of their snowman, Dec. 25, 1993. The five were putting the finishing touches on the 9-foot-tall snowman on Park Avenue in Lexington, which celebrated the white Christmas, but later paid for it as the snow turned to ice overnight makming travel difficult. Photo by Mark Cornelison | staff

Alex Heim, top left, got a lift from his brother Kevin, and John Heim got a lift from Tony Smith while Alesia Smith supervised construction of a snowman on Dec. 25, 1993. The five built the 9-foot snowman on Park Avenue in Lexington to celebrate a white Christmas, but the snow turned to ice overnight, making travel difficult. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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Festival Market opens, 1986

A large crowd was on hand as hundreds of balloons were released to signal the grand opening the Festival Market on July 25, 1986. The grand opening for $16 million development at West Main Street and North Broadway kicked off 10 days of festivities that allowed the public to become acquainted with the shops and restaurants located inside the 3-story marketplace. About 42 of the market's 72 shops and restaurants were open. The development failed to generate sustained profit and the complex was sold for $600,000 in 1994 in an auction. Festival Market was rebranded in 1999 as Triangle Center, consisting primarily of offices with a few retail and restaurant entries. It has since been renamed as The Square. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

A large crowd was on hand as hundreds of balloons were released to signal the grand opening the Festival Market on July 25, 1986. The grand opening for $16 million development at West Main Street and North Broadway kicked off 10 days of festivities that allowed the public to become acquainted with the shops and restaurants located inside the 3-story marketplace. About 42 of the market’s 72 shops and restaurants were open. The development failed to generate sustained profit and the complex was sold for $600,000 in 1994 in an auction. Festival Market was rebranded in 1999 as Triangle Center, consisting primarily of offices with a few retail and restaurant entries, including Sawyer’s Downtown Restaurant and Grill. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Heat wave, 1981

Joe Montgomery sought a break from the heat as he sat in front of the un-aircondidtioned apartment building he owned at 249 E. Fourth St. on June 9, 1981. Temperatures in the upper 80's combined with high humidity were forcing many Lexington residents to their porches for some relief. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Joe Montgomery sought a break from the heat as he sat in front of the un-air-conditioned apartment building he owned at 249 East Fourth Street on June 9, 1981. Temperatures in the upper 80s and high humidity forced many Lexington residents to their porches for some relief. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Building demolition begins for CenterPointe, 2008

Mary Beth Navmann and Kevin Compton, left, and Brent Roach and Elizabeth Browning, watch members of the Diversified Demolition crew tear down the old Rite Aid building at the corner of Limestone and Main Street in Lexington July 23, 2008. The building was being demolished to make way for the proposed CentrePointe development. Photo by David Stephenson | Staff

Mary Beth Navmann and Kevin Compton, left, and Brent Roach and Elizabeth Browning watched a crew from Diversified Demolition tear down the former Rite Aid building at Limestone and Main Street in Lexington on July 23, 2008. The building and others on that block were demolished to make way for the proposed CentrePointe development. The long-delayed development has been through a lengthy delay and numerous changes. Developer Dudley Webb recently released the final renderings for the downtown project and said the complex would be complete by spring 2018. Photo by David Stephenson | Staff

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Nutter Center dedication, 1987

Dedication of the $5.7 million E.J. Nutter Training Facility, at that time a major upgrade to Kentucky football's training facilities, took place on September 11, 1987. Speaking was E. J. Nutter, a UK alumnus who contributed one million dollars to start the fund-raising campaign. From left were Cliff Hagan, athletics director, Otis Singletary, former university president, David Roselle, university president, Seth Hancock, a Kentucky horseman who donated $300,000 and Jerry Claiborne, UK's head football coach. UK's new $45 million football training facility, beside Commonwealth Stadium, will be ready for the team the first week of August. Photo by Jocelyn Williams | Staff

Dedication of the $5.7 million E.J. Nutter Training Facility, at that time a major upgrade to Kentucky football’s training facilities, took place on September 11, 1987. Speaking was E. J. Nutter, a UK alumnus who contributed one million dollars to start the fund-raising campaign. From left were Cliff Hagan, athletics director, Otis Singletary, former university president, David Roselle, university president, Seth Hancock, a Kentucky horseman who donated $300,000 and Jerry Claiborne, UK’s head football coach. UK’s new $45 million football training facility, beside Commonwealth Stadium, will be ready for the team the first week of August. Photo by Jocelyn Williams | Staff

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Kentucky wrestlers, 1979

Three members of the University of Kentucky wrestling team, Ricky Dellagatta, left, Reggie Burke and James Johnson, posed for a photo in the fall of 1979. Johnson has been named to the Class of 2016 Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame. He was a four-year letterman who started from 1977-80 as a 190-pounder. Johnson was a three-time SEC medalist. His post college career included being a member of the USA National Wrestling Team for 12 years, named USA Wrestling's Athlete of Year in 1993. He began his coaching career as graduate assistant at UK. He coached in the 2012 Olympics and is on the training staff for the 2016 Olympics. Photo by Christy Porter | Staff

From left, University of Kentucky wrestlers Ricky Dellagatta, Reggie Burke and James Johnson in fall 1979. Johnson, along with five other ex-Cats has been named to the class of 2016 Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame. He was a four-year letterman who started from 1977 to 1980 as a 190-pounder. Johnson was a three-time SEC medalist. His post-college career included being a member of the USA National Wrestling Team for 12 years, and he was named USA Wrestling’s athlete of the year in 1993. He began his coaching career as graduate assistant at UK. He coached in the 2012 Olympics and is on the training staff for the 2016 Olympics. Photo by Christy Porter | Staff

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Summer computer camp, 1985

Nine-year-old Lisa Sherrod, left, and 11-year-old Kirby Varney work on an Apple IIe computer during a summer computer camp at Shearer Elementary School in Winchester, July 16, 1985. During the camp, students got lessons in computer history, computer literacy and typing skills and how to create and save programs. After the technical things were learned, the students turned to more fun things. They drew pictures on the computer screens. Some were very simple, such as an American flag or a computer, but others were more detailed, such as a picture of Jetfire, one of the Transformer toys. Photo by John C. Wyatt | staff

Lisa Sherrod, 9, left, and Kirby Varney, 11, worked on an Apple IIe computer during summer computer camp July 16, 1985, at Shearer Elementary School in Winchester. During the camp, students got lessons in computer history, computer literacy and typing skills, and how to create and save programs. After the technical things were learned, the students turned to more fun things. They drew pictures on the computer screens. Some were simple, such as an American flag or a computer, but others were more detailed, such as a picture of Jetfire, one of the Transformer toys. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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‘Glory’ opens at Kentucky Theatre, 1956

Three of the stars of the movie "Glory", John Lupton, left, Margaret O'Brien and Byron Palmer were shown at the world premiere at the Kentucky Theatre on Wednesday January 11, 1956. The movie told the story of a young woman who raised a filly named Glory to become a Kentucky Derby champion. The movie was filmed in part at  Keeneland, Calumet Farm and Churchill Downs in Louisville. The Kentucky Theatre is currently in the news because of a renewed effort to renovate the theatre's original organ. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Three of the stars of the movie “Glory,” John Lupton, left, Margaret O’Brien and Byron Palmer, were shown at the world premiere at the Kentucky Theatre on Jan. 11, 1956. The movie told the story of a young woman who raised a filly named Glory to become a Kentucky Derby champion. The movie was filmed in part at Keeneland, Calumet Farm and Churchill Downs in Louisville. The Kentucky Theatre is currently in the news because of a renewed effort to renovate the theatre’s original organ. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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