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EKU’s Roy Kidd and Fred Harvey, 1984

Eastern Kentucky University coach Roy Kid, right, with linebacker Fred Harvey on Oct. 10, 1984. Harvey was a four-year starter  for the Colonels and was named a first-team All-American his senior season. EKU’s all-time leading tackler with 503 tackles, Harvey was a two-time OVC defensive player of the year in 1984 and 1986. Eastern travels to play Florida on Friday in the swamp. Photo by Frank Anderson | staff

Eastern Kentucky University coach Roy Kidd with linebacker Fred Harvey on Oct. 10, 1984. Harvey was a four-year starter for the Colonels and was  named a first-team All-American his senior season. EKU’s all-time leading tackler with 503 tackles, Harvey was a two-time OVC defensive player of the year in 1984 and 1986. Eastern travels to play Florida on Friday in The Swamp. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Corbin football, 1983

Corbin High School football coach Larry "Cotton" Adams checks out a play with his team during practice Sept. 27, 1983. Adams played for Corbin in the early 1960s and served as an assistant for 13 seasons before moving up to head coach in 1981. His 14-year record was 114-46, highlighted by a Class 2A state championship in 1982 and a runner-up finish in 1990. The 2014 Redhounds take on Central in the third round of the Class 3A playoffs today. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff.

Corbin High School football coach Larry “Cotton” Adams checked out a play with his team during practice in September 1983. Adams played for Corbin in the early 1960s and was an assistant for 13 seasons before being named head coach in 1981. His 14-year record was 114-46, highlighted by a Class 2A state championship in 1982 and a runner-up finish in 1990. The 2014 Redhounds take on Central in the third round of the Class 3A playoffs on Friday.    Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Davis Bottom, 1980

Bill Huddleston, left, and his sister Elizabeth Wardle, right,  lived next door to each other in Davis Bottom in 1980. At the time they were paying $85-a-month rent in the low-income community tucked between South Broadway and West High Street. In 2006 the 29 homes in Davis Bottom were torn down to make way for the Newtown Pike Extension. After eight years of work on the infrastructure the first of fourteen affordable housing units for families displaced by the project were dedicated Thursday November 20, 2014, and called Davis Park View.  Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Bill Huddleston, left, and his sister Elizabeth Wardle, right, lived next door to each other in Davis Bottom in 1980. At the time they were paying $85 a month in rent in the low-income community tucked between South Broadway and West High Street. In 2006, the 29 homes in Davis Bottom were torn down to make way for the Newtown Pike extension. On Thursday, after eight years of work on the infrastructure, the first of 14 affordable-housing units for families displaced by the project were dedicated. The development is called Davis Park View.  Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Downtown Georgetown, 1976

Downtown Georgetown looking down East Main Street, Oct. 26, 1976. Photo by Shelia Richardson | staff

Downtown Georgetown, with a view down East Main Street, on Oct. 26, 1976.  Photo by Shelia Richardson | Staff

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Crit Luallen, 1984

32-year-old Crit Luallen was interviewed May 14, 1984 after being appointed to the post of Arts Commissioner by Gov. Martha Layne Collins. Ealier this month Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Luallen as the state's No. 2 public official to replace Jerry Abramson, who departed to take a job with the White House to help local officials throughout the country. Luallen, who has served with six other Kentucky governors in high positions was elected state auditor twice, serving from 2003-2012. Photo by Ron Garrison | staff

Crit Luallen, 32, was interviewed on May 14, 1984, after Gov. Martha Layne Collins appointed her as state arts Commissioner. Ealier this month, Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Luallen as lieutenant governor, the state’s No. 2 public official. She replaced Jerry Abramson, who departed to take a job with the White House to help local officials throughout the country. Luallen, who has served with six other Kentucky governors in high positions, was elected state auditor twice, serving from 2003 to 2012.   Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Record cold, 1951

February of 1951 brought record cold temperatures to Lexington. This photo shows cars stranded along Main Street. Published in the Lexington Leader February 2, 1951.

Cars were stranded along Main Street in Lexington during a record cold snap on Feb. 2, 1951.  The low that morning was minus-15 degrees, which remains the record for that date in Lexington. The brutal cold was part of the Great Storm of 1951, when rain and sleet on Jan. 31 was followed by deep cold and snow. The winter storm stretched from Louisiana to Ohio, but Kentucky and Tennessee received the brunt of it. Twenty-five deaths were blamed on the storm, which caused an estimated $100 million in damage — a record at the time.  Published in the Lexington Leader on Feb. 2, 1951.

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Florence Crittenton Home, 1947

A 1947 view of the Thomas Grant house at 519 West Fourth Street in Lexington was built in 1823. It first  became a home for unwed girls about to become mothers in 1894.  Originally known as the Lexington House of Mercy, in 1921 it became  affiliated with a national organization called the Florence Crittenton Home.   Published in the Lexington Leader October 25, 1947. Photo by Ralph Looney | Staff

A 1947 view of the Thomas Grant house at 519 West Fourth Street in Lexington. The house was built in 1823. In 1894, it became a home for unwed girls about to become mothers. Originally known as the Lexington House of Mercy, in 1921 it became affiliated with a national organization called the Florence Crittenton Home. Published in the Lexington Leader on Oct. 25, 1947.   Photo by Ralph Looney | Staff

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Maxey Flats, 1976

 A worker using a bull dozer filled one of the trenches at Maxey Flats, a nuclear burial site on  February 4, 1976. The 235 acre site in Fleming County was operated by Nuclear  Engineering Company of Louisville.  Ron Garrison | Staff

A worker operating a bulldozer filled one of the trenches at Maxey Flats, a nuclear burial site, on Feb. 4, 1976. The 235-acre site in Fleming County was operated by the Nuclear Engineering Co. of Louisville. Work is to begin next year on a final ‘cap’ of Maxey Flats nuclear-waste site. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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UK brings home the Beer Barrel, 1962

The Kentucky Wildcats arrived at Blue Grass Field Nov. 24, 1962 with the trophies of their 12-10 victory at Tennessee -  the game football and the Beer Barrel. The Beer Barrel would go to the winner of the annual game between the SEC schools. The blue and orange barrel resided at the home of the winning team from 1925 until 1998, when it was discontinued after an alcohol-related car crash involving Kentucky players. At the time it was retired, the barrel had been in UT’s possession since 1985. The players in the picture are, left row, bottom to top, Clarkie Mayfield, whose two field goals decided the game; Darrell Cox, who scored Kentucky's lone touchdown; Ray Heffington and Frank Sakal; right row, bottom to top, Herschel Turner, holding the beer barrel, Jim Hill, Jim Komara and Jerry Woolum.

The Kentucky football team arrived at Blue Grass Field on Nov. 24, 1962, with the trophies of their 12-10 victory at Tennessee: the game ball and the Beer Barrel. The Beer Barrel would go to the winner of the annual game between the SEC schools. The blue-and-orange barrel stayed at the home of the winning team from 1925 until 1998, when an alcohol-related crash killed a Kentucky player and an Eastern Kentucky University student, and injured the driver, also a Kentucky player. The crash occurred a week before the Kentucky-Tennessee game. At the time it was retired, the barrel had been in Tennessee’s possession since 1985. The players in the picture are, left side, bottom to top, Clarkie Mayfield, whose two field goals decided the game; Darrell Cox, who scored Kentucky’s lone touchdown; Ray Heffington; and Frank Sakal. Right side, bottom to top: Herschel Turner, holding the beer barrel; Jim Hill; Jim Komara; and quarterback Jerry Woolum.

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UK celebrates win No. 1,000, 1969

After defeating Tennesse on the road, the Kentucky basketball players came home to Memoral Colesium in Jan. 1969 to blow out 1,000 candles on a large cake celebrating the program's 1,000th win. The Cats will go for win number 2,141 Friday against Grand Canyon. In 112 seasons, UK has lost only 672 games. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | staff

After defeating Tennesse on the road, the Kentucky basketball players came home to Memoral Colesium in January 1969 to blow out 1,000 candles on a large cake celebrating the program’s 1,000th win. The Cats will go for win No. 2,141 on Friday against Grand Canyon University. In 112 seasons, UK has lost only 672 games. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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