Interview with Sidney Cornett, September 16, 1989

Project: Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Cornett and Richie family in Perry County 1920s-1970s-- history of broad form deeds-- Falcon and Vegas Coal Co.-- strip mining on his mountain under broad form deed-- community protest at strip mining site-- media attention to 1983 protest-- support from Ky. Fair Tax Coalition 1984 General Assembly limits broad form deed abuses-- court rulings regarding limits on broad form deeds-- background to Nov. 8-- 1988 vote to amend Ky. Constitution to limit broadform abuses-- Citizen's Coal Council-- creation of Ky. Fair Tax Coalition (now Kentuckians for the Commonwealth)-- advice to new environmental commitment-- opportunities for economic development in Eastern Kentucky.

Interview Accession

1989oh251_env034

Interviewee Name

Sidney Cornett

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Caroline Chadwell

Interview Date

1989-09-16

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Cornett, Sidney Interview by Louise Chawla. 16 Sep. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cornett, S. (1989, September 16). Interview by L. Chawla. Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Cornett, Sidney, interview by Louise Chawla. September 16, 1989, Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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