Interview with Patrick Bell, December 15, 2006

Project: Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

This interview with mayor of Columbia (Ky.) Patrick Bell begins with a discussion of when and where he was born. He talks about his childhood in Columbia (Ky.), including a discussion of his home growing up and what his friends did for recreation. Bell also talks about how his family disposed of trash and obtained water. Next, Bell talks about his involvement with Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) which included cleaning up litter, ensuring that streams were clean, and expanding the city?s sewer system. Bell then talks about the effects that coal mining has on the environment in Eastern Kentucky. Finally, he discusses the problem of straight pipes in McCreary County (Ky.).

Interview Accession

2008oh044_pride089

Interviewee Name

Patrick Bell

Interviewer Name

Dale W. Johnson

Interview Date

2006-12-15

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Bell, Patrick Interview by Dale W. Johnson. 15 Dec. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bell, P. (2006, December 15). 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.

Bell, Patrick, interview by Dale W. Johnson. December 15, 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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