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Adolph Rupp: the most famous Hereford Association president, 1959

Kentucky Basketball coach Adolph Rupp, left, president of the Kentucky Hereford Association, presented a trophy to E.F. Fisher, center, on Nov. 5, 1959, at Keeneland. Fisher’s winter calf from Hi-Point Farms in Brighton, Mich. was named reserve grand champion female at the Blue Grass Register of Merit Hereford Show. Fisher was the owner of the farm, and with him was farm manager Pete Dean. Rupp was president of the association for 16 consecutive terms. A total of $10,000 was awarded in prize money at the two-day event, the equivalent of about $84,000 today. Click here to see other images of the legendary UK basketball coach from our archives. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Boone Tavern manager, 1951

Richard T. Hougen, manager of Boone Tavern in Berea, in the tavern’s kitchen in January 1951. Hagen had just written a new cookbook, “Look No Further,” that was to go on sale the following week. The book contained 200 illustrated recipes, many of which had been popular at Boone Tavern. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Wildcats win Governor’s Cup, 1997

University of Kentucky lineman John Schlarman, left, and Dele Ali carried the Governor’s Cup trophy off the field at Commonwealth Stadium on Aug. 30, 1997, after defeating Louisville, 38-24. The Wildcats won under new coach Hal Mumme with sophomore quarterback Tim Couch leading the “Air Raid” offense. This year’s in-state rivalry kicks off at noon at Kroger Field in Lexington. Kentucky leads the series, 15-14. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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Southern Hills neighborhood, 1973

Aerial view of development in the Southeastern Hills neighborhood south of Tates Creek High School in September 1973. The arching road that runs top to bottom, at left of photo, is River Park Drive. It intersects with Centre Parkway at the bottom right. The smaller road that runs horizontally through the center of the photo is Armstrong Mill Road. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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Ad for new radio station WVLK, 1947

An advertisement in the Nov. 23, 1947, Sunday Herald-Leader for radio station 590 WVLK. The station went on the air three days later, becoming Lexington’s fourth local radio station, joining WLAP (1450), WLEX (1340) and WKLX (1300). WVLK (the letters stand for “Versailles, Lexington, Kentucky”) was founded in Versailles by former U.S. Sen. A.B. “Happy” Chandler and Colvin Rouse in 1946.When the station was granted FCC approval to move to Lexington, it began broadcasting from the Lafayette Hotel. During the 1950s and 1960s, WVLK was one of the top stations in this area of the country because of some of its personnel. Popular employees included the former “voice” of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, Claude Sullivan; nasal-voiced morning disc jockey Artie Kaye, David Dick and Van Vance. Today, the station has a news/talk format.

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Peyton Manning and Tim Couch in epic duel, 1997

Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, left, and Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch during their epic duel on Nov. 22, 1997, at Lexington’s Commonwealth Stadium. The two gunslingers lived up to the much-hyped game, each breaking his school’s record for passing yards in a game. Manning threw for 523 yards and five touchdowns. He was a perfect 11 of 11 for 267 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. Couch threw for 476 yards and two TDs. At one point, he completed 13 straight passes. His 476 yards passing were a record that has been surpassed only four times since. The game had 42 plays of 10 or more yards, 21 plays of 20 or more, 11 plays of 30 or more, seven plays of 40 or more, five plays of 50 or more and three plays of 60 or more. There were 1,329 yards of total offense. Tennessee’s 695 yards of total offense were the most ever against a Kentucky defense. There were 57 first downs and 12 touchdowns. The Volunteers came out on top, 59-31. Click here to see another image from our archives of that game. Photo by David Stephenson, left, and Charles Bertram | Ataff

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Before development of Ashland Plaza, 1996

In February 1996, the property at the southwest corner of East High Street and Ashland Avenue was a vacant lot, but plans were underway to build an office-retail complex called Ashland Plaza. The development is now anchored by a Starbucks coffee shop. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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Family dog hides money bag, 1950

C.H. Worthington had his dog, Tuffy, re-enact his “junior-size Brinks job” that the pooch pulled on a Sunday night in April 1950, while the family was at church. Tuffy, their year-old cocker spaniel, pulled a bag containing $220 in cash and checks out of a china closet and hid it near the fireplace. Worthington reported the “theft” to police, but he then discovered the bag where Tuffy had stashed it. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Protesting proposed damming of Red River, 1967

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and his wife, Cathleen, led a five-mile hike on Nov. 18, 1967, in the Clifty Wilderness area in opposition to the proposed damming of the Red River Gorge. The ardent conservationist, then 69, and his wife, 24, walked about 2 1/2 miles into the lower gorge of the Red River. The justice, who had written many books about wilderness areas, was invited to take the protest hike by members of the Sierra Club, who had been building forces in recent months to fight construction of the proposed reservoir. “I don’t think the cause is lost,” Douglas said. “If I thought that, I wouldn’t be here.” Some people credit Douglas’ visit 50 years ago to helping draw local and national attention to the cause. The fight to save the Red River Gorge was finally concluded with the river’s entry into the National Wild and Scenic River system in December 1993. Photo by Maryjean Wall | Staff

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Santa Train in Elkhorn City, 1986

Mike Fields, 9, of Elkhorn City returned with an armful of gifts and a smile as the Santa Train headed for Virginia after making its last Kentucky stop at Elkhorn City on Nov. 22, 1986. This year’s Santa Train runs Saturday, making 14 stops on the rail line between Shelby, Ky., and Kingsport, Tenn., and marks its 75th year. A special guest this year is Appalachia native and music legend Ricky Skaggs. Photo by Jim Wakeham | Staff

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