Small Towns

Description

This project focuses on approximately fifteen small towns in Kentucky, their citizens, character, and changes that have taken place. For the purposes of this project, a small town is defined as one whose population is under 2,500 people. Towns representing a cross section of Kentucky small town life were chosen for this project, from a variety of areas of the state. Interviews were conducted to find out what life in a small town was like, what problems these small towns have had, how the towns have changed over time, and how the inhabitants have changed. Interviewees also discuss the vitality of their town.

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Small Towns

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Robert Baughman is a Stanford, KY native and a retired deaf educator. In this interview, Baughman, recalls growing up in Stanford and discusses the changes over the years.

Ruth Bryan is a Tennessee native but moved to Stanford and Lincoln County, KY in 1906. In this interview, Bryan, recalls what life was like in the county in the early 20th century to the present. She also describes the changes she has seen.

Joe Grimes Sr., is a Lincoln County, KY native and a retired farmer and insurance agent. In this interview, Grimes, discusses growing up in Stanford, KY and what the area was like then and now.

Jane Hocker is a Garrard County, KY native, who moved to Stanford KY in 1925. She is a retired teacher, teaching for twenty-five years. In this interview, Hocker, discusses her childhood in Garrard County and her married life in Stanford. She…

Mary Morgan is a Lincoln County, KY native who assisted her husband in the funeral business. In this interview, Morgan, discusses growing up in Lincoln County. She describes the different buildings, the schools, and funeral home business.

Robert Baughman, a Stanford, KY native and retired deaf educator, recalls growing up in Stanford.

Ruth Bryan, a Tennessee native, moved to Stanford, Lincoln County, KY in 1906. In this interview, Bryan, recalls what life was like in the county in the early 20th century. She also describes the changes she has seen.

Joe Grimes Sr., a Lincoln County, KY native and retired farmer and insurance agent. Grimes discusses growing up in Stanford, KY and the major changes in the area.

Jane Hocker, a Garrard County, KY native, moved to Stanford KY in 1925. In this interview, Hocker, discusses her childhood in Garrard County, her married life and her career as an educator. She discusses the future of the county.

Mary Morgan, a Lincoln County, KY native, assisted her husband in the funeral business. In this interview, Morgan, discusses growing up in Lincoln County. She describes the different buildings, the schools, and the funeral home business.

EKU Class of 1950

Retired Grocery Store Operator

Jailer in McCreary County

Retired Teacher

Former Merchant in Pleasureville

Former Circuit Clerk and County Clerk in McCreary County

Owner and Operator Drygoods Store in Whitley City

Farmer and Retired Finance Department Employee

Retired Teacher

Author and Founder of the Kentucky Hills Industries in McCreary County
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