Browse Interviews (12 total)

Ernest Abbudl is a native of Laurel County, KY and one of the first generation descendants of the original Swiss Settlers into the county. In this interview, Abbudl, discusses the history of the area, and why the Swiss settlers chose to settle there.

Hilda Keller is a second generation descendant of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Keller, discusses the history of the settlers, why they chose Laurel County, the heritage they kept and share.

Jesse Keller is one of the youngest of the first generation descendants of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Keller, discusses the history of the settlers and the differences between the area and Switzerland.

Ida Herron is a one of the first generation descendant of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Herron, discusses the history of the settlers and the early Swiss Colony.

Mina Hauselman is a descendant of the original Swiss settlers into Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Hauselman discusses the history of the settlers.

Leander Jones is a descendant of a family of settlers who settled in Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Jones discusses the relationship between the Swiss settlers and the Americans in the county. He describes difficulties and disappointments the…

In this interview, John and Ann Gross, discuss their personal backgrounds, John's eight years as a Laurel County Judge, and his two terms on the city council. The Grosses also discuss the Judicial Referendum, the resulting changes in John's job…

In this interview, Ledford Karr details his family background, Wyoming CCC service in 1930s, his United States Army service, and his political career in Laurel County. Karr was elected Laurel County Judge Executive in 1974 after two terms of service…

In this interview, Mrs. Margaret Keith, editor of the Sentinel Echo, discusses her background as well as her early life around the newspaper. She discusses events and decision makers in Laurel County.

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, William Hall, Retired Assistant Superintendent of Laurel County Schools, discusses his background and education, problems of the Superintendent, the School Board, and his decision to leave Letcher County. He also comments on the…

In this interview, Garland Grover, Superintendent of Laurel County Schools, discusses his personal background and education, along with positions held in Laurel County prior to becoming Superintendent. He also comments on the problems of the…
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