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July 20 – 26, 2008 Week in Pictures

July 25, 2008 by Helena Hau  
Filed under Slideshows, Week in Pictures


This Week in Pictures features a rapping minister, American Idol auditions in Louisville, middle-schoolers on a downtown challenge, more of Main Street falling to the wrecker’s ball, a tour of mountaintop removal, a bee hunting for pollen and other summer activities around the region. Also online, check out these multimedia slide shows: A refugee’s struggle to reunite with family; On set with a superstar; Officer Don in a World War II-era warbird; and alternative designs for CentrePointe.

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Time lapse: Down with the old – Rite Aid building


On Wednesday, a crew from Diversified Demolition began tearing down the Rite Aid building at the corner of Limestone and Main Streets to make way for the CentrePointe development. In under four hours, the crew had the building reduced to a pile of debris and rubble. READ THE STORY

VIEW TIME LAPSE OF THE DAME DEMOLITION

VIEW TIME LAPSE OF BROWN BOOTERIE, LEVAS’ BUILDING AND MAD HATTER DEMO

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The great Lexington race

July 22, 2008 by Brad Luttrell  
Filed under Brad Luttrell, Second Look, Videos

On Tuesday, July 22, you may have seen a few dozen kids running around with green t-shirts on. They may have tried to sell you a newspaper, or asked for directions to a building on UK’s campus. It wasn’t just a game, but a race. A version of the “Great American Race” took place in Lexington, and 45 middle schoolers were competing to win a pizza party. Video by Brad Luttrell | Staff

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American Idol, Kentucky style

More than 10,000 American Idol hopefuls flocked to Louisville for preliminary auditions for the show’s eighth season on July 21, 2008. As they waited to enter Freedom Hall for auditions, we quizzed contestants about Kentucky’s state song, while also witnessing the controlled chaos that is “the Idol Line.” Video by Emily Spence | Staff

In their hearts, they know they’re Idols — By Jenna Youngs | Staff

LOUISVILLE — It was about 6:30 a.m. and the Monday morning sun was just starting to rise over the horizon…

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Video: CentrePointe, an Alternate Design

July 21, 2008 by David Perry  
Filed under David Perry, Videos

The UK College of Design came up with three alternate plans for the proposed retail, hotel, and condo complex in downtown Lexington called CentrePointe. This is an animation of one of the student team’s designs.

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