Browse Interviews (17 total)

Carol Carraco-Crowe covers several topics, but focuses mainly on her work as a scholar of Kentucky history. Carraco-Crowe was born in Georgia and received all of her post-secondary degrees from the University of Georgia. After obtaining her PhD she moved to Bowling Green to become a professor at Western Kentucky University. Carraco-Crowe,…

A. L. Whitt, a Crittenden County native, came to EKU in 1948 as a professor of Biology and remained such until his retirement in 1982. In this interview he recalls the early years he spent at EKU and the changes that took place during his thirty-four year tenure. This is the first of two interviews with Whitt.

In this interview Donald Daly, a Covington KY native, details his early interest in football and the Eastern coaches who influenced his choosing to attend EKU over Western Kentucky University. He remembers several teachers and explains why he followed in their footsteps.

In this interview, Carlos Embry, a Louisville native, discusses his personal background, his former duties as the Ohio County Judge, and the three newspapers in the county.

Billy Shuffet, a Green County native, comments on his life experiences and short political career in this interview. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum, county budgeting, the pros and cons of the County Judge Executive job duties, revenue sharing, CETA, housing projects, and the county's agricultural, mineral, oil and industry…

Basil Griffith, a Henderson County native, details his education, military service and Warren County public service experiences in this interview. He comments extensively on the Judicial Referendum changes, various county services and functions, revenue sharing and county budgeting, his job duties and daily life, and his engagement with youth job…

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 roads laws and state funding. He also discusses the pros and cons of new industry coming to the…

In this interview, Ervin S. Pruitt, a Pike County native and EKU graduate, discusses his personal background, employment history, and education prior to becoming a Pike County Judge, an appointment that he received after his father retired. Pruitt also discusses the advantages and disadvantages to the Judicial Referendum, and his run for office,…

In this interview, W. Butcher, a Western Kentucky University grad, discusses the major problems he faced as Judge, which include, but are not limited to, poor roads and bridges, and ambulance service development issues. Butcher also comments on his preference for Judicial Referendum, the pains of excessive paperwork, and local road repair demands.

Ms. Bernice Thomas, a lifelong resident of Lexington, KY received her early education at Booker T. Washington Elementary School and graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in 1962. She recalls pleasant memories about her time spent at Dunbar High School and the African American community's reaction when Lexington, KY closed the majority of…

Mr. Kelly Thompson is a native Kentuckian born in 1909. He received both his B.A. and M.A. from Western Kentucky University. He also received an honorary degree LL.D. from Morris Harvey College in 1957. From 1935-44 Mr. Thompson served as Public Relations Director and from 1946-54 he served as Assistant to the President at Western Kentucky…

Eastern Kentucky University football coach, Roy Lee Kidd talks about the 1979 National Championship season. He identifies key players and games and talks about the community reaction to the winning season.

Jack Delano Ison was born April 30, 1937 in Flatwoods, Kentucky. He has coached football for 23 years; four on the high school level and nineteen at Eastern Kentucky University.

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