Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 33, 1993

Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project

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In this issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine," Glen Bastin meets with Roger Combs of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department. A recording of Combs' conservation performance to schoolchildren is also shared. In the interview, Bastin and Combs discuss Combs' career, visiting schools across Kentucky to share about the importance of conservation.

Glen Bastin then speaks with Fran Sawyers from the Kentucky Department of Human Resources about the public service campaign "Have You Hugged Your Kid Today?" They discuss how the campaign was started, the process of producing and publishing it, and how it has gained attention worldwide.

Bastin then visits Herschel House in Butler County (Ky.) about his diverse antique collection and his career as a gunsmith. Herschel shows Glen many of the antiques found in his home, then provides a tour of his shed, where he makes rifles.

Glen Bastin also interviews Dick Hurt about the making of "Kentucky Rain," by Elvis Presley. The interview focuses on Hurt's career, how Kentucky became the setting of the song, and Elvis Presley's performance.

Then, Glen Bastin speaks to Hoeby Adams, a man who worked to bring power lines across the state of Kentucky. In their discussion, they discuss the Rural Electrification Program, the initial popularity and fear of electricity, and the stories Adams remembers from his time working to put up power lines across the state.

This issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine" concludes with a song performed by Roger Combs of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, titled "White-tail Buck."

Interview Accession

2012oh090_pk033

Interviewee Name

Roger Combs

Fran Sawyers

Hershel House

Dick Hurt

Hoeby Adams

Interviewer Name

Glen Bastin

Interview Partial Date

1993

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

Combs, R. (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.

Combs, Roger, 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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