Interview with John Corlis

  • Identifier1980 OH 076
  • Date1/15/1980
  • InterviewerRobinson, Norma
  • IntervieweeCorlis, John
  • DescriptionIn this interview, John Corlis, a Bracken County native, U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and lumber businessman, discusses his life experiences and political career. Corlis comments extensively on the poor road conditions in Bracken county, relevant county employment trends, a lack of local industry, and revenue sharing. He also discusses county schools, recreation and housing projects, courthouse renovations, county growth, and the uneasiness that residents feel when considering the long term impacts of the nearby Clermont County, OH atomic power plant.
  • LocationBrooksville, KY
  • Duration:57:07
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives Crabbe Library Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceProject Funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


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