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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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Rose Street extension, 1988

This March 1988 aerial photograph shows construction underway for the Rose Street Extension that would run from East Main Street, bottom, to Deweese Street and later connected to and was called Elm Tree Lane. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Halloween Jack o’ Lantern, 1947

Kit Barrow, son of Dr. and Mrs. Woolfolk Barrow, and Betsy Speed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Speed, with their Halloween Jack o’ Lantern in late October 1947. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Lexington property assessors, 1949

From left, E.L. Bracy, Lexington; L.H. Palmer, Dayton, Ohio, engineer in charge; G.C. Wallace, Dayton; Russell Pulliam, Lexington, and R.S. Quigley, Philadelphia, pictured at city hall reassessing Lexington property values on February 15, 1949. Reassessment of all real property was to cost the city $52,500 and was to be completed in early summer. Assessors were soon to begin a house to house appraisal of all local property. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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