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Old Pepper smokestack repair, 1951

Men at work near the top of the 130-foot smokestack at the Old Pepper Distillery for a painting and patching job. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader January 14, 1951. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Men patched and painted near the top of the 130-foot smokestack at the Old Pepper Distillery. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Jan. 14, 1951. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Baby contest winner, 1946

Pictured are Mrs. Dorothy Ryan, with her nephew, Jerry Fryman, who won first place in the "up to one year old" baby contest held in connection with the 1946 Bourbon County Fall Festival. At left are Mrs. Arthur Peters and her daughter, Linda Jean, who won second place in the contest. Published in the Lexington Herald October 10, 1946. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Mrs. Arthur Peters, left, held her daughter, Linda Jean, who placed second in a baby contest at the 1946 Bourbon County Fall Festival. At right, Mrs. Dorothy Ryan held her nephew, Jerry Fryman, who won first place in the same contest: “up to 1 year old.” Published in the Lexington Herald on Oct. 10, 1946. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Dudley Square, 1982

Betty Ann Ring and her cousin Lisa Hall, 9, both of Lexington walked past the old Dudley School building on April 12, 1982. The school building at the corner of East Maxwell and Mill Streets had been converted into a restaurant and shopping destination called Dudley Square. Photo by David Perry | Staff

Betty Ann Ring and her cousin Lisa Hall, 9, both of Lexington, walked past the former Dudley School building on April 12, 1982. The building at East Maxwell and Mill streets had been converted into a restaurant and shopping destination called Dudley Square. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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Main Street in Lexington, 1976

Traffic on Main Street in downtown Lexington, June 11, 1976. The photo was taken from Cheapside street looking east. The Phoenix Hotel was demolished in 1981 and 1982 by Wallace Wilkinson, who had planned to build the World Coal Center skyscraper on the site. It was never built, and the site eventually became the Park Plaza Apartments and Phoenix Park.  Photo by Frank Anderson | staff

Traffic on Main Street in downtown Lexington, June 11, 1976. The photo was taken from Cheapside looking east. The Phoenix Hotel was demolished in 1981 and 1982 by Wallace Wilkinson, who had planned to build the World Coal Center skyscraper on the site. It was never built, and the site eventually became the Park Plaza Apartments and Phoenix Park. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Margaret Mink and double-shelled egg, 1948

Margaret Mink held a pullet which laid a double-shelled egg weighing more than half a pound. Published in the Lexington Herald March 2, 1948. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Margaret Mink held a pullet that laid a double-shelled egg weighing more than half a pound. Mink also held a normal-size egg for comparison. Published in the Lexington Herald on March 2, 1948. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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UK football coach Jerry Claiborne, 1983

University of Kentucky head coach Jerry Claiborne argued with an official as UK played Indiana in Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Sept. 17, 1983. Claiborne, who took over for Fran Curci in 1981, led the Kentucky program for eight years, ending with an overall record of 41Ð46Ð3. Claiborne died Sept. 24, 2000. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

University of Kentucky head football coach Jerry Claiborne argued with an official during UK’s game against Indiana in Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington on Sept. 17, 1983. Kentucky won the game, 24-13. Claiborne, who took over for Fran Curci in 1981, led the Kentucky program for eight years, ending with an overall record of 41-46-3. Claiborne died on Sept. 24, 2000. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Harrison County courthouse, 1951

The Harrison County Courthouse in Cynthiana in January of 1951. The photo ran with a feature story by J. Frank Adams about Cynthiana, Ky. on January 7, 1951. Herald-Leader. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

The Harrison County courthouse in Cynthiana in January 1951. The photo ran with a feature story by J. Frank Adams about Cynthiana on Jan. 7. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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UK football seniors, 1962

Nine UK football seniors were the anchor for the 1962 team posing here in August 1962.  Thomas Ray "Tommy" Simpson, (88) a captain on the 1960s University of Kentucky football team known as "The Thin Thirty," died Monday in his hometown of Lebanon at age 76. The other seniors included, bottom row: (left to right) Jerry Woolum (17), Clarkie Mayfield (26) and Gary Steward (20). Top Row: (left to right) Tom Hutchinson (80), Dave Gash (87), Tommy Simpson (88), Junior Hawthorne (71), Tommy Brush (73) and Red Hill (61).  Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Nine University of Kentucky football seniors were the anchor for the 1962 team. Thomas Ray “Tommy” Simpson, No. 88, a captain on the team known as “The Thin Thirty,” died Monday in his hometown of Lebanon at age 76. The other seniors included, bottom row, from left, Jerry Woolum, Clarkie Mayfield and Gary Steward. Top row, from left: Tom Hutchinson, Dave Gash, Tommy Simpson, Junior Hawthorne, Tommy Brush and Red Hill. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Civil rights worker Alan McSurely, 1967

Alan McSurely, a Pike County Civil Rights worker who was arrested on charges of sedition discussed his position before students at University of Kentucky, outside the Student Center in September 1967. Published in the Lexington Herald September 13, 1967. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Alan McSurely, a Pike County civil rights worker who was arrested on charges of sedition, discussed his position before students in September 1967 at the University of Kentucky, outside the Student Center. Alan and Margaret McSurely were field organizers in Pike County for a civil rights organization known as the Southern Conference Educational Fund. On Aug. 11 of that year, county officials obtained an arrest warrant charging Alan McSurely with sedition against the state. They also obtained a warrant to search the McSurelys’ home for “seditious matter.” More than a dozen men, many of them armed, came to the McSurelys’ home and seized all of their papers, several hundred books, and some of their clothing. Both Alan and Margaret McSurely were arrested and charged with sedition. That case led to a federal investigation and 17 years of lawsuits and countersuits. Kentucky’s sedition law was found to be unconstitutional, and McSurely won most of his appeals, including the final one, in January 1985. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals, in affirming awards to McSurely and his wife, called the case “a sorry chapter in investigative overreach.” Photo published in the Lexington Herald on Sept. 13, 1967. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Fourmile Bridge, 1985

A truck crossed the one-lane bridge on Ky 2014 over the Cumberland River near Fourmile in Bell County on November 7, 1985. At that time the state transportation department was preparing to offer it for sale prior to it being replaced. It was built 1873 by the Louisville Bridge and Iron Company and replaced in 1993. Photo by Jim Wakeham | Staff

A truck crossed the one-lane bridge on Ky. 2014 over the Cumberland River near Fourmile in Bell County on Nov. 7, 1985. At that time, the state Transportation Department was preparing to offer the structure for sale to build a new bridge. It was built in 1873 by the Louisville Bridge and Iron Co. and was replaced in 1993. Photo by Jim Wakeham | Staff

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