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Faith Lutheran Church, 1984

Members of the Faith Lutheran Church on Tates Creek Road following the Sunday service February 19, 1984. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

Members of the Faith Lutheran Church on Tates Creek Road after Sunday service on Feb. 19, 1984. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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Kentucky at South Carolina, 1999

South Carolina's B.J. McKie was surrounded by UK's Wayne Turner, left, Jamaal Magloire and Heshimu Evans during Kentucky's game against the Gamecocks in Columbia, South Carolina January 5, 1999. UK won 68-61. UK was coached by Tubby Smith in his second year and the team finished ranked 8th in the country by AP. The team lost to Michigan State in the Midwest Regional in St. Louis. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

South Carolina’s B.J. McKie was surrounded by UK’s Wayne Turner, left, Jamaal Magloire and Heshimu Evans during Kentucky’s game against the Gamecocks on Jan. 5, 1999, in Columbia, S.C. UK won, 68-61. UK was coached by Tubby Smith in his second year, and the team finished No. 8 in the country in the Associated Press Top 25. The Cats lost to Michigan State in the NCAA Midwest Regional in St. Louis. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Senator Wendell Ford, 1988

Senator Wendell Ford took a tiny Mike Dukakis doll wearing boxing  gloves from his pocket and showed it to those assembled before the  official opening of the Dukakis/Bentsen Fayette County Headquarters  on Winchester Road on October 17, 1988. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Senator Wendell Ford took a tiny Mike Dukakis doll wearing boxing gloves from his pocket and showed it to those assembled on Oct. 17, 1988, before the opening of the Dukakis/Bentsen Fayette County headquarters on Winchester Road. The Kentucky Democratic icon died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Senator Wendell Ford, 1997

Sen. Wendell Ford, D-Owensboro was the emcee at the 117th Annual Fancy Farm  Political Picnic in Fancy Farm, KY, Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997. He was to retire in Fall of 1998. Photo by Michelle Patterson | Staff

Sen. Wendell Ford, D-Owensboro, was the emcee for the 117th Annual Fancy Farm Political Picnic on Aug. 2, 1997. He was to retire in fall 1998. The Kentucky Democratic icon died Thursday. He was 90. Photo by Michelle Patterson | Staff

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Hunter S. Thompson, 1980

Author and Kentuckian Hunter S. Thompson made an appearance in UK's Memorial Coliseum September 18, 1980. Thompson is one of six writers that the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning has announced as new members of their Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. Also included will be Wendell Berry, Guy Davenport, Elizabeth Hardwick, Jim Wayne Miller and Effie Waller Smith. The induction ceremony is January 28.  Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Author Hunter S. Thompson, a Kentucky native, made an appearance in UK’s Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 18, 1980. The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning has announced that Thompson is one of six writers to be inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. Also included will be Wendell Berry, Guy Davenport, Elizabeth Hardwick, Jim Wayne Miller and Effie Waller Smith. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 28.            Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Fayette County courthouse stairway, 1960

Interior of the Fayette County Courthouse in August of 1960 showing the Y-shaped stairwell that led to offices and court rooms on the second and third floors.  Construction on this, the fifth Fayette County Courthouse, began in July of 1898 and was finished February 1, 1900. The new courthouse was a Richardson Romanesque style, a three-story stone masonry building, with a dome, clock and cupola (with weather vane). In 1960-1961, the interior of the courthouse was extensively renovated, to provide more courtrooms and offices.  These renovations included the removal of the interior Y stairs and closing off the dome. The last trial was held in the courthouse in 2002 and in 2003 the Lexington History Center opened. During 2012, the courthouse was closed to the public due to lead paint and asbestos found in the upper floors.  Proposals are under currently under consideration to restore the courthouse to the original design. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader August 28, 1960.

The Fayette County courthouse, shown in August 1960, with a Y-shaped stairwell that led to offices and courtrooms on the second and third floors. In 1960-1961, the interior of the courthouse was extensively renovated to create more courtrooms and offices. The interior Y stairs were removed and the dome was closed off. The courthouse, Fayette County’s fifth, was built between July 1898 and Feb. 1, 1900. It was designed in Richardson Romanesque style as a three-story stone masonry building, and it had a dome, a clock and a cupola with a weather vane. The last trial was held in the courthouse in 2002, and in 2003, the Lexington History Center opened. In 2012, the courthouse was closed to the public after lead paint and asbestos were found in the upper floors. Proposals are now under consideration to restore the courthouse to its original design. This photo was published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Aug. 28, 1960.

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Gas prices, 1998

Sign at Wilfong's Chevron at the corner of St. Ann and Richmond Road in Lexington displaying gas prices on Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998.  At the time of this picture, it was the lowest price of gas per gallon since 1989. Photo by Frank Anderson | staff

Wilfong’s Chevron, at St. Ann Drive and Richmond Road in Lexington, showed gas prices on Dec. 10, 1998. At the time, it was the lowest price of gas since 1989. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Martin Luther King Jr., 1964

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, was sheltered by an umbrella from the rain as he addressed some 10,000 people who attended a rally in Frankfort at the State Capitol on March 5, 1964. Photographer Bill Strode, center, was on assignment for the Louisville Courier Journal.

Martin Luther King Jr. was sheltered from rain by an umbrella as he addressed 10,000 people who attended a rally on March 5, 1964 at the State Capitol in Frankfort. Photographer Bill Strode, center, was on assignment for the Louisville Courier-Journal. King’s birthday, Jan. 15, is honored as a national holiday on the third Monday of the month.

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Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service, 1987

Lewis Stout, left, helped light candles during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service in Memorial Coliseum on the University of Kentucky campus, Sunday January 18, 1987. Photo by J.D. VanHoose | Staff

Lewis Stout, left, helped light candles during a memorial service for Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18, 1987, in the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum. Photo by J.D. VanHoose | Staff

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Kentucky-Alabama, 1948

University of Kentucky's Alex Groza, center left and Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, right, battled Alabama's Carl Shaeffer (55) for a loose ball in Alumni gymnasium February 16, 1948. The other Alabama players are not identified. UK won 63-33. That year's UK team, coached by Adolph Rupp, finished the season as World Champions (Olympic Games); National Champions; SEC Champions and SEC Tournament Champions. Leading scorers were Alex Groza, 12.5 ppg; Ralph Beard, 12.5 ppg; Wallace Jones, 9.3 ppg; James Line, 6.9 ppg; and Kenneth Rollins, 6.6 ppg.

University of Kentucky’s Alex Groza, center left, and Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones battled Alabama’s Carl Shaeffer (55) for a loose ball on Feb. 16, 1948, in Alumni Gymnasium. The other Alabama players are not identified. UK won the game, 63-33. That year’s UK team, coached by Adolph Rupp, finished the season as world champions (in the Olympic Games); NCAA national champions, Southeastern Conference champions and SEC tournament champions. Leading scorers were Alex Groza and Ralph Beard, who each averaged 12.5 points per game; Wallace Jones, 9.3; James Line, 6.9; and Kenneth Rollins, 6.6.

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