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Blue Grass Field terminal, 1972

Bluegrass Field terminal, February 1972

The terminal at Bluegrass Field in February 1972. A new terminal opened four years later to allow room for expansion of the airport.

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Southland Shopping Center, 1961

Aerial photo of Southland Shopping Center in Lexington, Jan. 1961. Running up the middle of the picture is Southland Drive and from left to right across the top is Harrordsburg Road. The farm land across the top would later be the site of Turfland Mall.

This aerial photo shows Lexington’s Southland Shopping Center in January 1961. Running up the middle of the picture is Southland Drive, and from left to right across the top is Harrodsburg Road. The farmland across the top would later be the site of Turfland Mall.

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Christmas shopping, 1980

Dr. Howard Thompson and his son Chad Thompson, waited on Mrs. Thompson who was Christmas shopping in Lexington Mall Dec. 23, 1980. Dr. Thompson said that Mrs. Thompson was over 35 minutes late meeting them as they waited on a bench near the entrance to the mall. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Dr. Howard Thompson and son Chad waited on Thompson’s wife, who was Christmas shopping in Lexington Mall on Dec. 23, 1980. Thompson said  his wife was more than 35 minutes late to meet them as they waited on a bench near the entrance to the mall.  Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Phone booth, 1981

A woman uses a telephone booth March 1981 on Richmond Road in Lexington. Photo by Frank Anderson | staff

A woman used a telephone booth in March 1981 on Richmond Road in Lexington. According to the Federal Communications Commission, that same year, the FCC set aside 40 MHz of spectrum for cellular licensing. By 1985, there were more than 340,000 cellphone subscribers in the United States. Twenty-five years later, in 2010, there were more than 300 million subscribers, and the once-ubiquitous phone booth was nearly extinct. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Mistletoe post office, 1992

Postmaster A.B. Couch hand-canceled mail inside the Mistletoe Post Office in Owsley County on December 10, 1992. For 11 months a year, about 240 letters a month roll through this post office. But when Dec. 1 hits, it is swamped with at least 10,000 cards and letters. Like Christmas, Fla.; Rudolph, Fla; North Pole, Alaska; Santa Claus, Ind.; and Snowflake, Ariz., Mistletoe is a much sought-after postmark. Mistletoe's special cancellation mark, a silhouette of two youngsters kissing under a sprig of mistletoe, was designed by Couch's son, Wendell. The post office closed December 30, 1999. Photo by David Perry | Staff

Postmaster A.B. Couch hand-canceled mail on Dec. 10, 1992, inside the Mistletoe post office in Owsley County. For 11 months a year, about 240 letters a month roll through this post office. But when Dec. 1 hits, it is swamped with at least 10,000 cards and letters. Like Christmas and Rudolph, Fla; North Pole, Alaska; Santa Claus, Ind.; and Snowflake, Ariz., Mistletoe is a sought-after postmark. The cancellation mark, a silhouette of two youngsters kissing under a sprig of mistletoe, was designed by Couch’s son, Wendell. The post office closed on Dec. 30, 1999. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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Antioch Christian Church, 1986

Reverend Jan Ehrmantraut talked to children during the Children's Moment at Sunday morning worship service at Antioch Christian Church in Lexington, December 14, 1986. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

The Rev. Jan Ehrmantraut talked to children during the Children’s Moment at Sunday morning worship service on Dec. 14, 1986, at Antioch Christian Church in Lexington. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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Tayshaun Prince hits five consecutive treys vs. UNC, 2001

Tayshaun Prince shoots one his five made 3-pointers to open the Dec. 9, 2001 game against North Carolina in Rupp Arena. The senior electrified the home crows with his five consecutative treys in the the first three minutes and 46 seconds of the game. Prince went on to make his first seven shots, six from three-point range, and eight of his first nine (seven of eight from three-point range). He finished with a career-high-tying 31 points in Kentucky's 79-59 win. "He hit some ridiculous shots," said Tar Heels Coach Matt Doherty, shown next to Prince on the UNC bench. Photo by Helena Hau | Staff

Tayshaun Prince made one his five consecutive 3-pointers to open a game against North Carolina on Dec. 9, 2001, in Rupp Arena. The senior electrified the home crowd with his five treys in the the first three minutes and 46 seconds of the game. Prince went on to make his first seven shots, six from three-point range, and eight of his first nine (seven of eight from three-point range). He finished with a career-high-tying 31 points in Kentucky’s 79-59 win. “He hit some ridiculous shots,” said Tar Heels Coach Matt Doherty, shown next to Prince on the UNC bench. Photo by Helena Hau | Staff

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Asbury College, 1951

The administration building at Asbury College in Wilmore, February 1951.

The administration building at Asbury College in Wilmore, February 1951.

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Central Baptist Hospital, 1950

Steelworkers assembled the framework of Central Baptist Hospital on Nicholasville Road in December of 1950. The 173-bed community hospital opened it's doors on May 12, 1954. Published in the Lexington Herald December 23, 1950.

Steelworkers assembled the framework of Central Baptist Hospital on Nicholasville Road in December 1950. The 173-bed community hospital opened its doors on May 12, 1954. Published in the Lexington Herald on Dec. 23, 1950.

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Santa, 1981

Santa read letters from children as he waited for the taping of the Santa Show on WKYT-TV on December 10, 1981. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

Santa read letters from children as he waited for the taping of the Santa Show on WKYT-TV on Dec. 10, 1981. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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