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Valley View ferry frozen in, 2001

The Kentucky River was frozen over on Jan. 2, 2001, so the Valley View Ferry was closed and docked on the Madison County side of the river. The river was frozen all the way across in some sections. Tuesday’s forecast calls for a high of 14 degrees and a low of minus-1. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Lexington NAACP leader, 1983

William S. Dotson was among 300 Kentuckians preparing to leave Lexington on August 26, 1983, to participate in the Aug. 27 march in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. Dotson, who attended the original march, was active in the civil rights movement in Lexington and was president of the Lexington chapter of the NAACP. Lexington will celebrate this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a freedom march beginning at 10 a.m. outside Lexington Center’s Heritage Hall. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Marine receives flight training, 1948

Marine Pfc. Class Clyde Gillespie, left, became the first Central Kentucky pilot to receive multi-engine license under the G. I. Flight training program in February 1948. Gillespie received the rating after instruction from Donald Yohe, right, instructor at Cool Meadow airport, while on furlough from the Marine Corps. He was en route to California to await overseas assignment. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Georgetown vs. Cumberlands in basketball, 1973

Georgetown’s John Owen grabbed a rebound over Cumberland’s Melvin Harris during the Tigers’ 79-70 win on Jan. 25, 1973. Owen and Van Phillips combined to score 50 of the Tigers’ 79 points before the packed home crowd. The win over the conference foe improved Georgetown’s record to 6-0 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The conference, historically known as a Kentucky-only conference, is now called the River States Conference and includes schools from Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. In 1995, both Georgetown and Cumberland left to join the Mid-South Conference. The two schools have played annually since 1960, with Georgetown holding a 88-51 series lead. The two schools meet again Thursday. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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‘Snow Barracuda,’ 1978

A recent winter storm in early 1978 left Lexington encased in snow and ice. This ice-covered car on Zandale Drive was dubbed a “snow Barracuda” by staff photographer David Perry. Friday’s weather forecast calls for a wintry mix changing to snow by early afternoon across the Bluegrass region.

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Keeneland sales ring, 1946

A bay filly by Stimulus, out of Cash Back, consigned by Warner L. Jones Jr. was shown in the Keeneland sales ring in August 1946. She was sold to Leslie Combs II for $32,000. The 2018 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale continues through Thursday. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Downtown Lexington, 1975

Aerial photo of downtown Lexington in January 1975. The Fayette County Courthouse can be seen in the middle of the image, with Main Street on the right side and Short Street on the left. In the lower right corner is a parking lot, which is now Triangle Park. Click on the image for a closer look, and click here to see other aerial images from our archives of downtown Lexington. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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Icy driveway in Hazard, 1986

Dennis Combs cleared snow and ice from the road leading to his house near Hazard on  Jan. 13, 1986. Photo by Jim Wakeham | Staff

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Douglass High senior wins public speaking contest, 1948

Rupert Seals, a senior at Douglass High, school received congratulations from his principal, Theda VanLowe, for winning a public speaking contest sponsored by the Lexington Junior Chamber of Commerce in December 1948. The contest was open to Lexington and Fayette County high school students. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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German shepherd-powered sled, 1994

Bob Carden of Lexington jokingly said he was getting ready for the Iditarod as he was pulled by four German shepherds down Lafayette Avenue on Jan. 17, 1994. Photo by Marvin Hill Jr. | Staff

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