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Hillary Clinton eats lunch at Lexington school, 1992

Tiffany Jackson listened as Hillary Clinton told a story during lunch at Lexington’s Arlington Elementary School on May 14, 1992. Clinton was in town to campaign for her husband, Bill, while getting a firsthand look at the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act in action. “I have followed the reform act from afar for a number of years and have been very impressed and encouraged by what I have seen. I have been particularly pleased at the emphasis on early childhood education, ” she said. “No state that I’m aware of has done as much as Kentucky has.” Arlington Elementary had put into practice many aspects of the education reform act, including school-based decision-making councils, a family resource center, preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, and a system where pupils weren’t separated into grades during their first four years of school. During a lunch of sausage pizza and mixed vegetables, Clinton talked with pupils about ungraded classrooms. “I was in a mixed class myself, second and third grade,” she said. The more advanced children would have an opportunity to help their classmates. She laughed, told stories and entertained the 11 children at her table for nearly half an hour. “I’d love to go down to the deepest, deepest, darkest part of the ocean and see what it’s like down there,” she said. At the time of this picture, her husband was the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. He would go one to become the 42nd president of the United States. Several months before this picture, Bill was in Frankfort campaigning. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Regional AAA track meet, 1988

Bryan Station High School’s Sterling Ward won the triple jump at the Boys Regional AAA track meet on May 14, 1988, with a jump of 47 feet, 7 inches at the University of Kentucky. The 2017 Class AAA Regional meet is Saturday at Bryan Station. Photo by Stephens Castleberry | Staff

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Georgetown’s Main Street, 1990

Downtown Georgetown, overlooking Main Street, Feb. 14, 1990. The Scott County Courthouse is at left. It was the county’s fourth courthouse since Scott County was founded in 1792. The building is on the United States National Register of Historic Places and is no longer used for for trials. Today it houses county government offices, and the district and circuit courts are on North Hamilton Street, just off Main Street. At the time of this picture, Georgetown’s population was 11,000. Today it is 32,000. Click here to see other images of Georgetown from our archives. Photo by Michael Clevenger

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Kentucky River bridge construction, 1992

Doug Felton with Kay & Kay Contracting helped guide a steel beam to be used to support a pier on a new bridge being built across the Kentucky River at Boonesboro on May 11, 1992. The Ky. 627 bridge connects Clark and Madison counties and replaced the old bridge, visible in the background. In 2002, the bridge was renamed the Ewart W. Johnson Bridge. Johnson was the Kentucky State Parks commissioner from 1971 to 1975, and he was instrumental in the construction of Ky. 627 from Winchester to Boonesboro. The old road had been the scene of a rash of fatalities, and Johnson advocated for a safer route. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Women’s bowling league winners, 1948

The Perkins bowling team, one of three women’s bowling teams to win in league play at the Congress Alleys the week of April 19, 1948. From left, the Monday Afternoon League champion team of Millie Matthews, Marie Flynn, Larraine Hill, Sue Morgan and Ruth Mappin. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Mime class at Julia R. Ewan Elementary, 1986

Third- and fourth-graders at Julia R. Ewan Elementary School in Lexington performed a mime routine on May 9, 1986, pretending that they had come up against a wall. The students, in a program for gifted and talented children, had participated in a weeklong workshop on mime. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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The Versailles castle under construction, 1972

The castle in Woodford County, under construction in 1972. Sitting on 50 acres on U.S. 60 east of Versailles near the Fayette County line, it has been a Central Kentucky curiosity for more than 45 years. Lexington contractor Rex Martin Sr. started building the castle in 1969, but it sat unfinished and empty for decades. At the time of this picture, the inner building was under construction, the foundation for the pool had been poured, and the four turrets had yet to be roofed. Tom Post, a graduate of Lexington’s Lafayette High School and the University of Kentucky, bought it for $1.8 million in 2003. While it was being restored, a fire in May 2004 burned the house. Post rebuilt it, and in 2008, he opened it as CastlePost, a tourist inn and luxury bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Bluegrass horse country. In 2010, it was put on the market with an asking price of $30 million. It was revealed this past week that a potential buyer has come forward. The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors website indicates a “sale pending” for the $15 million listing. Click on the image for a closer look. Herald-Leader File Photo

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UK College of Arts and Sciences graduation, 1991

Betsy Johnson, left, of Youngstown, Ohio, and Michelle Thompson ofLexington, posed for photos before the University of Kentucky commencement ceremony on May 5, 1991. Both graduated with degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences. UK held graduation exercises this weekend, starting Friday and ending Sunday with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Work and the College of Design at 10 a.m., and the College of Education, the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine at 2 p.m., all in Rupp Arena. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Jockey Pat Day wins Kentucky Derby, 1992

Jockey Pat day celebrated his first — and only — Kentucky Derby win on May 2, 1992, at Churchill Downs. Day rode Lil E. Tee to an upset of 4-5 favorite Arazi, who was hailed as the second coming of Secretariat. Arazi finished eighth, the worst finish in Derby history by a favorite who was odds-on or less. Lil E. Tee was a star only in the barn of his owner, W. Cal Partee of Magnolia, Ark., and trainer Lynn Whiting of Louisville. In the week leading up to the race, he wasn’t even stabled in the Derby barns. Instead, he was kept with the rest of Whiting’s horses in an area well removed from the commotion that saw hundreds of people follow Arazi to the track each day. Day and Whiting weren’t reluctant to say during the week that they liked their colt’s chances. But so few people paid attention, while caught up in Arazi’s spell, that Lil E. Tee went to the post as the sixth betting choice. Day, a crowd favorite, is the all-time leading rider at both Churchill Downs and Keeneland. During his 32-year career, he won 21.3 percent of his races. He retired in 2005 with career earnings of $297,912,019, second all time. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala, 1995

Arriving for the 1995 Barnstable Brown party were, from left, Susan Lucci, Mary Lou Whitney, Helmut Huber, Lucci’s husband, and Joan Rivers. This year’s edition of the annual Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala will be held Friday night in Louisville. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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