Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 35,

Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Glen Bastin begins this issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine" by visiting the Long Run Cemetery in Jefferson County, Kentucky. There he speaks with Blaine Gutherie about the tomb of Abraham (The First) Linkhorn and his relation to President Abraham Lincoln.

Glen Bastin then interviews Ruth Murphy, who wrote the campaign song "Hey Look Me Over" for the Ned Breathitt 1963 gubernatorial primary against Governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler. They discuss the process of writing the song, the song's use, and how it shaped the primary election.

Additionally, Glen Bastin speaks with Dr. Burt Monroe, chair of the University of Louisville Biology Department and investigator of UFO sightings, specifically in Kentucky. Then, Bastin speaks to Glen Rutherford, a journalist and investigator for the Mutual UFO Network. They discuss the Mutual UFO Network and extraterrestrial activity in Kentucky, including the UFO sighting on February 28.

Glen Bastin then visits Donnie Brown of Menifee County, Kentucky about his hand-carved dollhouse-sized cabin. They discuss Donnie Brown's career, how he made the cabin, and how it has shaped his career.

Then, Glen Bastin shares the story of Emily Jarred, who hid a Confederate flag from the Union Army during the Civil War in Paducah, Kentucky.

Glen Bastin also interviews Gordon Nichols, of the Kentucky Marijuana Strike Task Force, as they discuss the history of hemp in Kentucky. They discuss its early uses, its importance during World War Two, and the decline of hemp in Kentucky.

Interview Accession

2012oh092_pk035

Interviewee Name

Blaine Gutherie

Ruth Murphy

Burt Monroe

Glen Rutherford

Donnie Brown

Gordon Nichols

Interviewer Name

Glen Bastin

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Gutherie, Blaine Interview by Glen Bastin. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gutherie, B. (n.d.). Interview by G. Bastin. Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gutherie, Blaine, interview by Glen Bastin. (n.d.), Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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