Browse Interviews (82 total)

Lowell Cline, a WV native and long time Carter County resident, discusses his family, education, mortician training, and experiences in Carter County politics and public service in this interview. He comments on his election campaigns, the Judicial Referendum, the people of Carter County, federal money dependence, and his goals as Judge Executive,…

Mary Elizabeth Clay discusses growing up and living in Berea as an African American in the early 20th Century. Clay comments extensively on her home life, education and career as a maid, and Berea College's overall influence on the area. She also details the current needs of senior citizens.

Mattie Mastin, born in Crystal, Kentucky discusses growing up in the Estill/Madison County area. Mastin comments extensively on her family history and the major changes in transportation, education, and healthcare that she has witnessed in her lifetime.

Maudie Tyra discusses her upbringing in Breathitt County. Tyra comments extensively on her childhood and how losing her mother at a young age presented many challenges. Other interview topics include discussions about demographic change in the foothills of Appalachia through time, home remedies, railroads, neighborliness, and her WWII work in "big…

This interview with Maudie Tyra is the second of a two part series. Interview topics include discussions over transportation (railroads), her home life while growing up, and the importance of mission work in the area. An extended conversation over the ways that the Dessie Scott Children's Home in Breathitt County helped shape her upbringing takes…

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 farm life, his family history, military service and work histories, and Berea College's social and…

Minnie May, an EKU graduate, was an elementary school teacher at Buckeye Schools. In this interview she discusses the school, its curriculum, and the impacts that the Great Depression had on the community. She also discusses the changing role of teachers, 1950s special needs students and the population decline that resulted in the evnetual closing…

In this interview, Nancy Botts discusses Barren County and the life and public service career of her boss, County Judge Executive Dale Burchett. She comments on Burchett's background and the issues the county faces, such as problems with the ambulance service, and fire and roads departments, the lack of a housing program and the pains of county…

In this interview, Nelson White, Superintendent of Powell County Schools, discusses his education, prior positions, the School Board, contributions he has made, and the problems in being a Superintendent.

Otis Bundy is a native of Kentucky and graduated from Clay County High School. Mr. Bundy went into the Army after high school and fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He attended EKU on the GI Bill and majoring in agriculture. In his interview he talks about how he came to work on a farm and the changes in agriculture that he…

In this interview, Richard Bowling, Superintendent of Leslie County Schools, discusses his background and prior positions, education, and his family. He also comments on how he became Superintendent, and discusses some of his duties at this position.

Roberta Cornelison discusses growing up in Bobtown, Madison County, Kentucky. Interview topics include discussions about Berea, segregation, race relations, and, her home life and education. She also comments extensively on the Bobtown community, and its inhabitants, grocery stores, churches, and services.

Roberta Ray Trebble, a teacher at Buckeye school, had an impressive dedication to both her school and its students. In this interview she discusses the advantages and disadvantages of Buckeye school.

Roland Wierwille was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to German parents. He attended the University of Cincinnati for one semester to play basketball, but came to EKU on a basketball scholarship in 1958, majoring in physical education and economic education. In this interview, Wierwille describes attending EKU and coaching at Transylvania University and…

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 super

In this interview, Roy Winchester, Superintendent of Henry County schools, discusses his background, teaching experience, his decision to become and administrator, and the role of the school board. He also comments on changes in the school system.

In this interview, Russel Roberts, School Superintendent for Madison County Schools, discusses his personal background, education, and his prior teaching and coaching experiences. He also comments on School Boards, problems in the school system, and probl

In this interview, Troy Spear, Superintendent of Cumberland Co. Schools, discusses his background and education, his positions held prior to becoming Superintendent, and the School Board and elections. He also discusses major issues that he has faced, co

W.C. Thompson discusses the role that railroads played in Ravenna KY through time. He shares his memories of growing up in a town with 17,600, a number that declined as the railroads were replaced by automobiles. Thompson also comments on political trends, such as good and bad Mayors and wet/dry local option votes.

In this interview, Waymond Huddleston, Administrator for the Cumberland County Hospital, discusses his family and personal background, education, major issues during his tenure as Superintendent, problems of the school system, and the Cumberland County Sc

In this interview, Wilbur Barnes, former Superintendent of Russel Co. Schools, discusses his education, Othella Gaskins (former supt.), the School Board, and college preparedness. He also comments on his daily duties, as well as problems in the system.

William Sexton was born in Carlisle, Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky for one semester before transferring to EKU. During his time at Eastern, Sexton moved from student to faculty, to department chair to dean, and then up to two vice-presidencies. In his interview, he describes what he has done at EKU, including leaving to join the…

In this interview, William Slusher, Retired Superintendent of 42 years in the Bell County School System, discusses hid education, decision to become Superintendent, the biggest changes in education, contributions he's made, the School Board, etc.

In this interview, Willie Sizemore, Superintendent of Clay County Schools, discusses his educational background and experience, student enrollment, problems he faces, the School Board, and contributions he has made.

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.
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