Browse Interviews (11 total)

In this interview, Glen Kleine discusses his educational, military, and family background. He recounts his reasons for choosing journalism and the circumstances that brought him to EKU. While teaching, he established a journalism minor and initiated a journalism major. He discusses President Martin objecting to EKU Progress coverage of the Vietnam…

In this interview President Henry Hanly Funderburk Jr.,a Carolton AL native, shares his memories of growing up on a rural area farm around the time of the Great Depression. He became president of Auburn University in 1980, and he later became president of EKU in 1985.

Dean and Grace Gatwood married in 1940 and came to EKU in 1947. Mrs. Gatwood worked as a secretary and an Administrator in Central University College, before becoming an art professor at EKU. In this interview, Mr. Gatwood comments on some designs he created and his involvement in developing the EKU water tower lettering. In general, the couple…

Dr. J.C. Powell retired as president of EKU in December, 1984. In this interview, Dr. Powell recalls his military service and his time at the University of Kentucky. He also comments on his years of teaching, and his State Department work.

Sid Williams, a Knott County native, details his family history, military service record, work history and political career in this interview. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum, his experiences as a natural gas drilling contractor, and his relevant contributions while in office, which include a new jail, medical clinic, nursing home,…

Calloway Montgomery, a Magoffin County native discusses his family history, education, military service record, and his county political career in this interview. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum, Fiscal Court, Big Sandy AD District grants, Revenue Sharing, coal mines, and relevant coal miner unemployment trends

This interview details Terrill Flanagan's education, military service, and role in the Russell County Democratic Party. He was the first Democrat to be elected as Judge Executive since the Judicial Referendum. Topics include his reasons for entering politics, his corresponding election campaign, and former judges. Flanagan also comments on the fire…

In this interview, Bobby Rose discusses his family history, military service and his leadership roles in both education and politics. Rose was a teacher at Scott County, a principal in Lee county, and he later became the Director of Pupil Personnell in Estill County before entering politics. He concludes that the community he served was not in…

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