Browse Interviews (145 total)

Letcher County native George Fugate describes his life while growing up on a farm where he was raised by his grandparents. Fugate mentions that John C. Mayo bribed his grandmother for coal rights after they moved to Whitesburg. When Fugate finished eighth grade he attended Eastern Normal School, which was the first time he saw running water and…

Fredric Ogden is a native of New York. In this interview Ogden discusses growing up on a farm and his education. He was in the military during World War II and married. He discussed racial tensions while at University of Alabama and the Arthree Lucy incident in 1956. Ogden first heard of EKU from a former student, James King, who recommended him as…

Donald Smith is a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam conflict. He was commissioned in the US Army and retired in 1964 with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Military Police Corps. He obtained bachelor's and master's degrees from EKU and became the Registrar in 1976. He retired from EKU in 1985. This interview is a survey of his military…

Clyde Lewis was a EKU faculty, a World War II veteran, and an EKU Alum. In this interview, Lewis recalls his early education and Great Depression memories. He also shares his memories of campus life and the instructors he had while attending EKU.

Charles Schnitzler is a native of Ottemheim, KY, a farmer, and a Korean War veteran. In this interview, Schintzler, describes growing up in Ottemheim and the history of the area.

CHarles "Turkey" Hughes, a Kentucky native, was a prominent coach and teacher in the EKU Physical Education department during the 1930s and 1940s. In this interview, Hughes discusses athletes at both UK and EKU. Hughes also discusses how the Great Depression and WWII affected EKU students.

In this interview, Charles "Turkey" Hughes discusses the athletics department and the supportive attitude it received from EKU's presidents. He felt the professors in the physical education department were outstanding. Hughes also discusses the problems he faced and the great athletes he had coached.

In this interview, Mrs. Carrie Potts Ault, widow of W.A. Ault the Superintendent of Maintenance at EKU from 1922-1957, recalls her years at EKU, the city of Richmond and what is was like to raise children on EKU's campus.

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…

Bently Hilton is a retired faculty member of EKU. He was a native of Rockcastle County, Kentucky, veteran of World War II and a graduate of EKU. In this interview Hilton discussed his teaching career, and the strengths of EKU.

In this interview, Bennett Roach, Retired Newspaper Editor in Shelby County, discusses his education, positions he's held in his career, World War II, and Ed Waggener.

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…

Arnold Cornett is a Letcher County, KY native, he is a retired structural steel worker who now resides in Laurel County, KY. In this interview, Cornett, discusses his education, occupations, and his military service in World War I. He describes the incidents he knew of concerning the Baker-Howard feud.

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