Interview with Carolyn S. Ingram, August 30, 2006

Project: Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment Oral History Project

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Carolyn Ingram talks about how she first became PRIDE coordinator for Menifee County, Kentucky, and later, Frenchburg, Kentucky. She talks about her volunteer work and membership on various nonprofit boards in the community, including her involvement with the new library. Ingram describes some of the programs that she helped implement through grants and funding provided by the PRIDE program. She talks about Menifee becoming a Certified Clean County, their tire amnesty program, appliance disposal, recycling, the cleanup of all of the dumps in the county, spring and fall cleanup, disposal sites and dumpsters, and litter abatement funds, among other programs. She talks about her position as PRIDE coordinator, the lack of supplies she was given, and PRIDE's lack of understanding about how poor some counties are. She talks about the process of reimbursement through PRIDE. She talks about the attitudes of people in the county about dumping, specifically the people who still illegally dump their waste despite available trash pickup and disposal sites.

Ingram talks about the amount of work she did to secure grants and funding for environmental programs; and also talks about how others in the community are not putting forth the same effort. She talks about confusion in the community regarding what grants can be used for. She talks about how Menifee County once got its water and the construction of a regional water treatment plant. Ingram says that she had her doubts initially about the effectiveness of PRIDE but has been proven wrong. She talks more about how she has helped clean up Menifee County, including the process of passing a law for mandatory trash pickup. She talks more about programs she attempted to create and why PRIDE did not approve them. Ingram talks about why tourism is low in Menifee County and why there is not much hope for improvement. She talks about where most people in the community work, and why there is not much industry in the area.

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2006oh166_pride001

Interviewee Name

Carolyn S. Ingram

Interviewer Name

Dale W. Johnson

Interview Date

2006-08-30

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Ingram, Carolyn S. Interview by Dale W. Johnson. 30 Aug. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ingram, C.S. (2006, August 30). Interview by D. W. Johnson. Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Ingram, Carolyn S., interview by Dale W. Johnson. August 30, 2006, Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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