Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 18, 1991

Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project

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In this issue of Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky, a recording of Carl Hurley's new album "Back Home." In this recording, he discusses his childhood in Cornette, Kentucky and how the town has changed during his lifetime.

Glen Bastin meets with Kenneth Pitts and Danny Townsend about their old-school methods of producing sorghum molasses.

Bastin then meets with Jimmy Lamar, a country singer from Cloverport in Breckinridge County (Ky.). They discuss his career, his time in the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, and his song "Lucky" and its importance to the state of Kentucky.

Glen Bastin also meets with Mike Barnard, a blind man from Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Mike is skilled in basketball free-throws, memorization of the calendar, and impersonations.

Then, a recording of a sermon by Grady Nutt, a Baptist pastor.

Bastin then tells the story of Cora Wilson Stewart, who strove to fight adult illiteracy in Kentucky. Her work consisted of creating Moonlight Schools, or evening schools for adults.

Glen Bastin then visits the Kentucky Veterans Center and speaks with Larry Arnett about the facilities. Bastin then meets with Dalmeta Smithers, an English woman who fought in the United States military and is the first female in the Kentucky Veterans Center.

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Interviewee Name

Carl Hurley

Kenneth Pitts

Danny Townsend

Jimmy Lamar

Mike Barnard

Grady Nutt

Larry Arnett

Dalmeta Smithers

Interviewer Name

Glen Bastin

Interview Partial Date

1991

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

Hurley, C. (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.

Hurley, Carl, 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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