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Acrobat Buddy Philpott, 1949

Acrobat Robert (Buddy) Philpott, a native of Irvine, Ky.  who was appearing at the Ben Ali theater in downtown Lexington, did a handstand on the hood of car in February 1949. He appeared in the Lexington Leader February 3,1949.

Acrobat Robert (Buddy) Philpott, a native of Irvine, Ky., who was appearing at the Ben Ali Theater in downtown Lexington, did a handstand on the hood of a car on East Short Street to promote his show in February 1949. This photo was published in the Lexington Leader on Feb. 3, 1949.

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Roy Walton, 1980

Tates Creek High School football coach Roy Walton talked with quarterback Ronnie Long during a game on September 5, 1980. The long-time Tates Creek coach accumulated most of his 219 victories in 26 years of coaching there. He led the Commodores to an undefeated season and state championship in 1972 and an at-large state title in 1978. He retired after the 1992 season. Walton died in 2010 at age 80. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Tates Creek High School football coach Roy Walton talked with quarterback Ronnie Long during a game on Sept. 5, 1980. Walton accumulated most of his 219 victories in 26 years of coaching at Tates Creek. He led the Commodores to an undefeated season and a state championship in 1972 and an at-large state title in 1978. He retired after the 1992 season. Walton died in 2010 at age 80.  A scholarship fund is being established in his honor.  Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Nelson Bunker Hunt, 1985

Nelson Bunker Hunt, left, and Bloodstock agent Eugenio Colombo at the Fasig-Tipton Summer Yearling Sales in1985. Hunt, the former Texas billionaire, owned horses and farmland in seven Kentucky counties including the 257-acre Bluegrass Farm at Versailles Road and Man o' War Boulevard. Hunt, 88,  died in Dallas Tuesday October 21. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Nelson Bunker Hunt, left, and Bloodstock agent Eugenio Colombo at the Fasig-Tipton Summer Yearling Sales in 1985. Hunt, the former Texas billionaire, owned horses and farmland in seven Kentucky counties, including the 257-acre Bluegrass Farm at Versailles Road and Man o’ War Boulevard. Hunt, 88, died Tuesday in Dallas. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Gov. Wilkinson buys first lottery ticket, 1989

Kentucky Gov. Wallace Wilkinson bought the first offical lottery ticket at a Thorntons gas station and food mart in Louisville April 4, 1989. Wilkinson, who made the creation of a lottery the cornerstone of his 1987 gubernatorial race, bought $3 worth of tickets and came up empty. Wilkinson turned and jokingly told lottery President Frank Keener that he "could have organized this a little better." The governor later bought $100 worth of tickets -- 50 "Beginner's Luck" and 25 "DreamStakes" -- for his wife, Martha. Kentucky voters overwhelmingly supported the lottery in last fall's general election. The Kentucky Lottery Corporation says it has earned nearly $4 billion for Kentucky's state treasury since 1989. Photo by Frank Anderson | staff

Kentucky Gov. Wallace Wilkinson bought the state’s first lottery ticket at a Thorntons gas station and food mart in Louisville on April 4, 1989. Wilkinson, who made a state lottery the cornerstone of his 1987 gubernatorial race, bought $3 worth of tickets and came up empty. Wilkinson turned and jokingly told lottery president Frank Keener that he “could have organized this a little better.” The governor later bought $100 worth of tickets — 50 “Beginner’s Luck” and 25 “DreamStakes” — for his wife, Martha. Kentucky voters overwhelmingly supported the lottery in the previous fall’s general election. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. says it has earned nearly $4 billion for Kentucky’s state treasury since 1989.  Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Rupp visits Shriners Hospital, 1949

University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp, left, Charles Galloway Calhoun, Shriners imperial potentate and Fred Bryant posed for a picture at Shriner's Hospital in Lexington with Barbara Scully and Gary Meadows in June of 1949. Published in the Lexington Leader June 23, 1949.

From left, Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp; Charles Galloway Calhoun, Shriners imperial potentate; and Fred Bryant posed for a picture at Shriners Hospital in Lexington with Barbara Scully and Gary Meadows in June 1949. Published in the Lexington Leader on June 23, 1949.

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Centre College Homecoming rite, 1960

Freshman Bill Sykes was given an involuntery haircut as part of Centre College's Homecoming, in autum 1960. Centre celebrates Homecoming 2014 this weekend. Published in the Herald-Leader Oct. 23, 1960.

Freshman Bill Sykes was given an involuntary haircut as part of Centre College’s Homecoming in autum 1960. Centre celebrates Homecoming 2014 this weekend. Published in the Herald-Leader on Oct. 23, 1960.

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One-room school, 1982

Teacher Meredith Slone surveyed his 18 pupils at Daniels Creek School in Banner, Ky., Tuesday, August 24, 1982. Daniels Creek School, which began its 59th school year the day before, was one of only three one-room schools remaining in Kentucky at the time. The school offered grades one through eight. The school was closed at the end of the 1986-87 school year.  Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Teacher Meredith Slone surveyed his 18 pupils at Daniels Creek School in the Floyd County community of Banner on Aug. 24, 1982. Daniels Creek School, which began its 59th school year the day before, was one of only three one-room schools remaining in Kentucky at the time. The school was for students in first through eighth grades. The school was closed at the end of the 1986-87 school year.  Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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UK at LSU, 1998

LSU running back Kevin Faulk, left, congratulated Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch after the Cats defeated LSU,  39-36, on the road on Oct. 17, 1998. It's the last time that Kentucky has won at the stadium known as Death Valley. LSU leads the overall series with 39 wins to Kentucky's 16 wins. There was one tie, in 1953.  Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

LSU running back Kevin Faulk, left, congratulated Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch after the Cats defeated LSU, 39-36, on the road on Oct. 17, 1998. It’s the last time that Kentucky has won at the stadium known as Death Valley. LSU leads the overall series with 39 wins to Kentucky’s 16 wins. There was one tie, in 1953.   Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Tubby Smith at Midnight Madness, 1998

University of Kentucky men's basketball coach Tubby Smith entered Memorial Coliseum Oct. 16, 1998 dressed as boxing promoter Don King as part of the Midnight Madness "Main Event." The 17th annual Midnight Madness, which signals the start of the team's practice, drew its usual capacity crowd of 8,700. The coach of the national defending champions said he was nervous because he felt like anyone else in the stands - not knowing how his team will do this year. Photo by Janet Worne | staff

University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith entered Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 16, 1998, dressed as boxing promoter Don King as part of the Midnight Madness “Main Event.” The 17th annual Midnight Madness, which signals the start of the team’s practice, drew its usual capacity crowd of 8,700. The coach of the national defending champions said he was nervous because he felt like anyone else in the stands: not knowing how his team would do that season.  Photo by Janet Worne | Staff

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UK midnight practice, 1982

The University of Kentucky's first "Midnight Practice", later called Midnight Madness, occurred October 14, 1982 in Memorial Coliseum. Troy McKinley, right, and Derrick Hord led the way through a paper banner that read "The Cats will Run at 12:01." Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

The University of Kentucky’s first “Midnight Special,” which has evolved into Big Blue Madness, was Oct. 14, 1982, in Memorial Coliseum. More than 8,500 fans attended that first practice in the 12,000-seat Memorial Coliseum. Troy McKinley, right, and Derrick Hord led the way through a paper banner that read “The Cats will Run at 12:01.” The event was the brainchild of then-coach Joe B. Hall, according to UKAthletics.com. Hall was seeking to pump up fan interest for the coming season. He was inspired by a similar event organized by Maryland coach Lefty Driesell nearly a decade earlier. Kentucky’s “Special” or “Madness” was held in Memorial Coliseum until 2005, when it moved to Rupp Arena.  Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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