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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

In this interview, Zack Banks, Former Superintendent of Jackson County Schools, discusses his background, education, military service, and prior teaching positions. He also discusses the problems in the school system of the past several years.

In this interview, Alex Eversole, Superintendent of Perry County Schools, discusses his background, education, and military service. He also comments on school boards, problems in the system, his decision to leave the Perry County School System.

In this interview, Richard Gentry, Professor/ Former Superintendent, discusses his education, military service, previous positions, good superintendents he has known, and East Bernstadt Independent. He reflects on the differences in the school system…

In this interview, Vernon Miniard, Superintendent of the Monticello School System, discusses his family and background, his time working for Blue Diamond Coal Co., as well as his time in the military and education. He also discusses school boards,…

In this interview, Robert Polston, School Superintendent of Clinton County, relfects on his 25 years in this position and offers his opinions on the progress of Clinton County.

In this interview, Roy Camic, Superintendent of Boyle County Schools, discusses his personal and educational background, his military service, and positions held prior to becoming Superintendent. He also comments on his reasons for wanting to become…

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, 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, 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, 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.