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Sam Bowie dunk vs. Notre Dame, 1980

Kentucky's Sam Bowie dunks over Notre Dame's Orlando Woolridge, left, and Kelly Tripucka Dec. 27, 1980 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Bowie led UK with 18 points but it wasn't enough as the eight-ranked Irish won, 67-61 behind Tripucka's 30 points and Woolridge's 15. It was the first defeat of the year for the No. 2 ranked Wildcats, who would go on to finish the season with two consecutitive losses en route to a 22-6 record. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | staff

Kentucky’s Sam Bowie dunked over Notre Dame’s Orlando Woolridge, left, and Kelly Tripucka on Dec. 27, 1980, at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Bowie led UK with 18 points, but it wasn’t enough as the eighth-ranked Irish won, 67-61 behind Tripucka’s 30 points and Woolridge’s 15. It was the first defeat of the year for the No. 2-ranked Wildcats, who would go on to finish the season with two consecutive losses en route to a 22-6 record.  Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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Crowd at Union Station for Dewey’s visit, 1948

A crowd gathers outside Union Station Oct. 12, 1948 waiting to greet New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican nominee for president. The downtown train station was located at what is now the corner of East Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. It  was demolished for a parking garage in 1960. Dewey would go on to lose to the incumbent President, Harry S. Truman, in one of the greatest upsets in presidential election history. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

A crowd gathered outside Union Station on Oct. 12, 1948, to greet New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican nominee for president. The downtown train station was at what is now the corner of East Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. It was demolished to be replaced by a parking garage in 1960. Dewey would go on to lose to incumbent President Harry S. Truman in one of the greatest upsets in presidential election history.  Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Cotton Nash leads Kentucky over West Virginia, 1962

Kentucky's Cotton Nash battles for a lose ball during the ninth-ranked Cats UKIT Championship game with No. 7 West Virginia Dec. 22, 1962 in Memorial Coliseum. Despite training by five a halftime, UK went on to win 79-75 behind Nash's 30 points. UK would go on to finish the season 16-9. Herald-Leader file photo

Kentucky’s Cotton Nash battled for a loose ball as the ninth-ranked Cats played No. 7 West Virginia in the UKIT championship game on Dec. 22, 1962, in Memorial Coliseum. Despite trailing by five at halftime, UK went on to win, 79-75, behind Nash’s 30 points. UK would finish the season 16-9.  Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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UK football’s Tim Couch, Dennis Johnson, 1998

University of Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch, left, talks with incoming freshman Dennis Johnson during the Wildcats's Football Media Day Aug. 13, 1998 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. As a standout defensive lineman, Johnson was Kentucky's Mr. Football in 1997, and USA Today's and Sports Illustrated's national defensive player of the year. Johnson played three years at UK and was a third-team All-American and a first-team All-Southeastern Conference player. He left UK early to enter the the NFL draft and played in the league for three years. On March 23, 2015 he was named Woodford County's head football coach. Photo by David Stephenson | staff

University of Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch, left, talked with incoming freshman Dennis Johnson during the Wildcats’ football media day on Aug. 13, 1998, at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. As a standout defensive lineman, Johnson was Kentucky’s Mr. Football in 1997, and USA Today’s and Sports Illustrated’s national defensive player of the year. Johnson played three years at UK and was a third-team All-American and a first-team All-Southeastern Conference player. He left UK early to enter the the NFL draft and played in the league for three years. On March 23, 2015, he was named Woodford County’s head football coach. Photo by David Stephenson | Staff

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Charlie Daniels, 1981

Musician Charlie Daniels performs Jan. 4, 1981 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The singer and songwriter, known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music, has played Rupp Arena six times (1976, '77, '79, '81, '82 and 2003). Daniels' best know hits was "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", which reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 in September1979 and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance in 1979. In 1980, "Devil" became a major crossover success on rock radio stations when it was included on the soundtrack for the hit movie 'Urban Cowboy', staring John Travolta. Daniels appeared in the movie as himslef. Photo by Ron Garison | staff

Charlie Daniels performed Jan. 4, 1981, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The singer and songwriter, known for his contributions to country, bluegrass and Southern rock music, has played Rupp Arena six times (1976, ’77, ’79, ’81, ’82 and 2003). Daniels’ best-known hit was The Devil Went Down to Georgia, which reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 in September 1979 and won a Grammy Award that year for best country vocal performance. In 1980, Devil became a major crossover success on rock radio stations when it was included on the soundtrack for the movie Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta. Daniels appeared in the movie as himself. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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I-75 bridge repair, 1983

Carlos Wall has a bird's eye view of the Kentucky River as he uses an electronic chipping hammer on the Interstate 75 bridge at Clays Ferry Oct. 4, 1983. The northbound lanes were being repaired and in this case, one lane was not open as Wall was removing some bulging concrete from the wall. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

Carlos Wall had a bird’s-eye view of the Kentucky River on Oct. 4, 1983, as he used an electronic chipping hammer on the Interstate 75 bridge at Clays Ferry. The northbound lanes were being repaired, and one lane was closed as Wall removed some bulging concrete from the wall.  Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Henry Clay wins Sweet Sixteen, 1983

Henry Clay's Greg Bates' put-back at the buzzer gave the Blue Devils a 35-33 triple-overtime victory March 19, 1983 over Carlisle County in the finals of the Boys' Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena. It was Henry Clays' sixth state title in boy's basketball and they have not won another crown since. Bates scored 9 points for Henry Clay and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Herald-Leader file photo

Greg Bates’ put-back at the buzzer gave the Henry Clay Blue Devils a 35-33 triple-overtime victory on March 19, 1983, over Carlisle County in the finals of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Tournament at Rupp Arena. It was Henry Clay’s sixth state title in boys basketball; the team has not won another crown since. Bates scored nine points for Henry Clay and was named to the All-Tournament team. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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John Calipari at UMass, 1996

University of Massachusetts coach John Calipari has a word with Marcus Camby during the second half of the NCAA Final Four semi-final game against Kentucky March 30, 1996 in East Rutherford, N.J. UK won 81-74 and went on to win the 1996 NCAA title in the next game against Syracuse. After eight years at UMass, this was Calipari's final game as the Minutemen's coach. He then went to the NBA to coach withthe New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers before coming back to the college ranks at Memphis. He has been the Kentucky head coach since 2009. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

University of Massachusetts coach John Calipari had a word with Marcus Camby during the second half of the NCAA Final Four semifinal game against Kentucky on March 30, 1996, in East Rutherford, N.J. UK won, 81-74, and went on to win the 1996 NCAA title, defeating Syracuse in the final. After eight years at UMass, this was Calipari’s final game as coach of the Minutemen. He went to the NBA to coach with the New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers before coming back to the college ranks at Memphis. He has been the Kentucky head coach since 2009.      Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Fayette County courthouse, 1960

Interior of the "Starry dome" in the Fayette County Courthouse, which was slated for an extensive remodeling job in 1960-61. 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. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Interior of the “Starry dome” in the Fayette County Courthouse, which was scheduled for an extensive remodeling job in 1960 and 1961. Construction of Fayette County’s fifth courthouse began in July 1898 and was finished on Feb. 1, 1900. The courthouse was a Richardson Romanesque style, a three-story stone masonry building, with a dome, a clock and a cupola (with a weather vane). In 1960 and 1961, the interior was extensively renovated to provide more courtrooms and offices. These renovations included removing 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. In 2012, the courthouse was closed to the public after lead paint and asbestos was found in the upper floors. Renovation of former the courthouse could cost $38 million, a March 2015 report said. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Aug. 28, 1960. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Kentucky NCAA fans, 1998

Corey Hendrick, 11, left, Noonan, Ga., Sandy Snapp, Falmouth, Ky., Lisa Johnting, also Falmouth, and Mason Baker, 10, LaCenter, Ky. cheered the Wildcats at the Goegia Dome in Atlanta during the NCAA Second Round game against St. Louis,  Sunday March 15, 1998. UK won 81-61 on their way to the NCAA Championship when they defeated Utah 78-69 in San Antonio. Photo by Michelle Patterson-Thomas | Staff

From left, Corey Hendrick, 11, of Noonan, Ga.; Sandy Snapp and Lisa Johnting of Falmouth; and Mason Baker, 10, of LaCenter cheered the Wildcats on March 15, 1998, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta during the NCAA second round game against St. Louis. UK won 81-61 on their way to the NCAA championship game, when they defeated Utah 78-69 in San Antonio. Photo by Michelle Patterson-Thomas | Staff

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