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Scott County’s A.W. Hamilton, 1998

Scott County guard A.W. Hamilton,(3), glided past Lexington Catholic’s Matt Heissenbuttel, for a basket during the Fifth-Third Bank Holiday Classic championship game helping the Cardinals to a 89-76. win over the Knights on December 30,1998 in Lexington. Eastern Kentucky University announced Friday that it has hired Hamilton as it’s head basketball coach. Hamilton was the head coach of one of the top prep basketball programs in the country, Hargrave Military Academy, from 2011 to 2017. He spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach under Kevin Keatts at North Carolina State University. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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Cardinal Valley street signs, 1976

The Urban County Government’s traffic engineering department replaced old street signs in the Cardinal Valley subdivision with new ones in March 1976. At work are Bill Windburn, left, and Bob Johnson. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Kentucky’s first Sweet Sixteen game under John Calipari, 2010

University of Kentucky coach John Calipari talked to his team during a timeout of its NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen game against Cornell, March 25, 2010 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Kentucky, the No. 1 seed of the East Region, beat No. 12 Cornell, 62-45, giving the Cats their 35th win of the season and setting up a date with West Virginia in the Regional Finals. This was Calipari’s first season guiding the Cats. In nine seasons under Calipari, UK has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tourney seven times. That’s more than any other team during that time and the Wildcats are a perfect 6-0 in those games. Tonight they will try to make it 7-0 when they take on Kansas State. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

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Entrance to Hampton Court, 1953

A photograph taken in August 1953 of the entrance to Hampton Court at West Third street accompanied a story in the Lexington Herald about a group of twenty-one residents petitioning the Board of City Commissioners to remove the top center of the arch. The petition, presented by Mrs. Lucy Young Fisk, asked the the section be removed to permit the entry and exit of large vehicles such as moving vans. The arch was erected in 1907 and remains intact. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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President Nixon and First Lady visit Lexington, 1971

First Lady Pat Nixon waved to the crowd after she and President Richard M. Nixon and other dignitaries, including Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn, left, arrived at Blue Grass Field March 17, 1971. President Nixon and the First Lady traveled to Lexington to attend the funeral of Whitney Young, Jr., executive director of the National Urban League. The President delivered the eulogy at graveside services in Greenwood Cemetery. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Blue ribbon Hereford bull, 1946

H.H.F. Real Domino, two-year-old bull owned by Eugene Boyd and Son of Highview Farms, Dover, KY, was awarded the blue ribbon in annual Hereford show held at Tattersalls by the Kentucky Polled and Horned Hereford Association On April 13, 1946. He was also named first in class for bulls calved between January 1 and September 1, 1944. Holding Real Domino is Ward Boyd, secretary of the association and owner with his father. Beside the animal is Boyd’s three-year-old son, Charles. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Lafayette, Vernon Hatton win Sweet Sixteen, 1953

Lafayette star Vernon Hatton held the boys state championship trophy with General coach Ralph Carlisle after defeating Paducah Tilghman, 84-53 March 21, 1953 in Lexington’s Memorial Coliseum. The Generals won their third title – and second in four years – before a standing-room crowd of nearly 13,000 at the 36th annual state tournament. A record 95,000 fans attended the four-day tournament and the Generals themselves broke four tourney marks. Hatton was named to the all tournament team, averaging 19.2 ppg. Afterwards, UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp praised the 6-foot-3 junior guard as a great college prospect. Three nights later the team was honored with a parade, riding through downtown on two city fire wagons. The next year Hatton was named Kentucky’s first high school player of the year, today known as Mr. Basketball. Hatton went on to play for Rupp at UK, earning All-American honors in 1958 while leading the team in scoring. He scored 30 points in the NCAA title game win against Seattle. His No. 52 jersey is retired and a banner in his honor is hanging in Rupp Arena. Herald-Leader file photo

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Dr. Pearse Lyons, Grand Marshal, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 2001

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Grand Marshal of Lexington’s 2001 St. Patrick’s Day parade, waved to the crowd along Vine Street. Lyons, the Irish-born Kentucky billionaire who founded the international agribusiness and beverage giant Alltech, died last Thursday at the age of 73. Today’s 39th annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s parade is dedicated to Lyons and will begin with a tribute the longtime Bluegrass Irish Society supporter. Photo by Joseph Rey Au

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Gennaro Galtieri, owner Lexitalia Ristorante, 1983

Gennaro Galtieri, owner of Lexitalia Ristorante, in his home kitchen preparing an Italian meal for his family on November 1983. A menu reminiscent of Lexitalia Ristorante will be featured at an Icons dinner at Azur that celebrates long-gone Lexington restaurants on March 28. Lexitalia became one of the most notorious restaurants in town after owner Gennaro “Jerry” Galtieri was arrested by the FBI in the Pizza Connection II heroin case in 1988. Galtieri was convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison. The restaurant stayed open for a while but closed after a few years. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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Kentucky first round NCAA win, 1999

Kentucky’s Scott Padgett, left, laughed with Wayne Turner as Padgett went to the free-throw line with less than a second in overtime of UK’s match with Kansas in the NCAA First and Second Round in New Orleans, March 14, 1999. Kentucky won 92-88 advancing to play Miami (Ohio) in the Regional in St. Louis, which they won 58-43. Kentucky could not advance past Michigan State in the second regional game, losing 66-73, finishing the season under Tubby Smith at 28-9. UK opens NCAA Tournament play tonight against Davidson in Boise, ID. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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