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Starns discusses what he learned during the Depression.

Teacher, Principal, and Superintendent of Schools in Allen County, Former Mayor, Hospital Administrator, and Executive Director of the Housing Authority

Retired School Superintendent of the Burgin Schools

This interview, from the year 2000, covers the life and career of Dr. James A. Ramage, a notable professor of American history at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Ramage recounts several stories from his early life and explains how he entered the…

Author and Retired Professor and Department Chair at Cumberland College

Retired military man speaks of childhood adventures on the Kentucky River.

Darnell Fletcher discusses his experiences as an African American who grew up in Powell County, Kentucky. Fletcher shares his family history and Air Force service record, and other related life experiences. Other topics include tobacco farming and…

Bob Menefee discusses growing up in a middle class Baptist family and his resultant careers in both the Air Force and higher education. The interview spends a great deal of time discussing Menefee's education, liberalism, Berea College's history, and…

Melvin Higgins discusses growing up on a farm in Magoffin County. He also comments extensively on Berea, which is where his parents moved their family so his siblings could have better access to schools. Interview topics include discussions about…

Retired logger tells of work on the South Fork of the Kentucky River.

Chad Middleton, a native of Lincoln County, Kentucky, shares his memories of the Great Depression and WWII in this interview. After his military service he returned to school at EKU. Middleton also discusses various EKU instructors, his time as an…

George Fugate is a Letcher County, KY native. In this interview he describes growing up on a farm and being raised by his grandparents. Coal rights were given to John C. C. Mayo of the family farm, because Fugate states Mayo bribed his grandmother in…

In this interview, Robert Watson, Editor of the Hazard Herald Voice, reflects on his many years in the newspaper business and the papers that he has been associated with. He also discusses his education and military service, and the differences…

In this interview, James Burdine, Editor/ Publisher of The Observer, discusses his education, military service, his positions held at various newspapers, and The Observer itself. Burdine also comments extensively on various newspapers.

In this interview, George Joplin, III, managing editor of the Commonwealth Journal, discusses his background and the history of the newspaper. He also discusses good newspapers and newspapermen in KY.

In this interview, Mr. Luke Keith, publisher of the Sentinel Echo, discusses his background, early life, and his role as the publisher of the Sentinel Echo. He is the husband to Margaret Keith.

In this interview, Mr. Clyde Underwood, publisher of the Wayne County Outlook, recollects on his early life, Naval service during WWII, and his newspaper experiences.

Proctor, an engineer, proposes a plan to improve the water quality of the Kentucky River.

Jesse Link, a Mississippi born and Kentucky raised retired veteran details his education and the Simpson County offices held in this interview. Judge Link comments on the Judicial Referendum, a "library issue", a successful tax vote, and changes in…

David Pribble, a Butler County native, discusses his family history, military service record, and public service career in this interview. As the sitting County Judge Executive for Pendleton County, Pribble considered poors road, water, and sewer…

In this interview, Hallice Upchurch discusses his family history, and his decision to run for office. He considers poor roads, inadequate money and quality water access to be the major problems that Wayne County faces. He also discusses the Judicial…

This interview details Jimmie Greene's 24 year military career and the different jobs he held before entering into politics. He also explains his reasons for becoming politically active, and comments on how he wanted to contribute to McCreary County.…

In this interview, Harold Barnes details how he became County Judge Executive after Judge Lyle Webb died, as well as his experiences as the Cumberland Democratic County Chair. He also comments on the difference between a County Judge and County Judge…