Datesort descending Interviewee(s) Interviewer(s)
Leslie Benjamin Smithhart Louis B. Hatchett
Allen Taylor Wayne
12/31/1969 Dorothy Ward Mark Mefford
12/31/1969 Louise Wilson Mark Mefford
12/31/1969 Rosella Davis Mark Mefford
12/31/1969 Bill Hundley Mark Mefford
12/31/1969 George Ann Carpenter Mark Mefford
12/31/1969 Don Cubert, Sr. Mark Mefford
12/31/1969 William Tichenor ; Joan Tichenor Mark Mefford
12/31/1969 Byron Crawford Mark Mefford
12/31/1969 Beulah Thomas Stills Mike Sisk
12/31/1969 Modest Peyton Mike Sisk
12/31/1969 Loyette McIntosh Mike Sisk
04/09/1974 K.O. Cayce Dink Embry
06/02/1993 Myra Chico Melinda J. Obenshain
06/03/1993 Jerry Waddell Melinda J. Obenshain
06/07/1993 Walter May Melinda J. Obenshain
06/07/1993 Carol Grizzard Melinda J. Obenshain
06/08/1993 Kenneth Castania Melinda J. Obenshain
06/08/1993 Wayne T. Rutherford Melinda J. Obenshain
06/09/1993 James C. Norris Melinda J. Obenshain
06/09/1993 James G. Hobbs Melinda J. Obenshain
06/10/1993 Edgar Anderson Melinda J. Obenshain
06/14/1993 John N. Pinson Melinda J. Obenshain
06/22/1993 John Reynolds Melinda J. Obenshain
06/23/1993 Allie Mae Burke Melinda J. Obenshain
06/23/1993 Nancy Goss Melinda J. Obenshain
06/29/1993 Marty Bachus Melinda J. Obenshain
06/30/1993 William Owens Melinda J. Obenshain
06/30/1993 Amanda Lark Melinda J. Obenshain
07/03/1993 Melissa Sandt Melinda J. Obenshain
07/07/1993 Geneva Talbert Melinda J. Obenshain
07/08/1993 Nora Horn Melinda J. Obenshain
07/09/1993 Perry Justice Melinda J. Obenshain
07/13/1993 Mary Pauline Fox Melinda J. Obenshain
07/14/1993 Joseph R. Dannheiser Louis B. Hatchett
07/14/1993 Eddie Grigsby Melinda J. Obenshain
07/14/1993 Imogene "June" Johnson Melinda J. Obenshain
07/15/1993 Harold E. Helsley Louis B. Hatchett
07/15/1993 Margie Campbell Louis B. Hatchett
07/21/1993 Jean Mann Berger Louis B. Hatchett
07/21/1993 Maurice Fitzgerald Louis B. Hatchett
07/27/1993 William Hambley Melinda J. Obenshain
07/27/1993 Wesley Hutchinson Melinda J. Obenshain
07/29/1993 Katherine Ratliff Melinda J. Obenshain
08/02/1993 Jesse Kitchen Louis B. Hatchett
08/02/1993 Mary Martha Curry Louis B. Hatchett
08/02/1993 Walta Duncan Melinda J. Obenshain
08/03/1993 Anna Jean Shaw Gherman Louis Hatchett, Jr
08/03/1993 Clarence Feix Louis B. Hatchett
08/03/1993 Anna Jean Shaw Gherman Louis B. Hatchett
08/06/1993 Raymond O'Byrne ; Christine O'Byrne Louis B. Hatchett
08/07/1993 Omer Menser Mike Sisk
08/07/1993 Laban Perry Mike Sisk
08/09/1993 Jack D. Wathen Louis B. Hatchett
08/09/1993 Herbert Hoffman Louis B. Hatchett
08/10/1993 George L. Moss Louis B. Hatchett
08/10/1993 Henry Hughes Farmer Louis B. Hatchett
08/10/1993 Jewell M. Coursey Louis B. Hatchett
08/11/1993 Covington Overfield Louis B. Hatchett
08/11/1993 Isaac B. Utley Louis B. Hatchett
08/12/1993 Emil Christ Louis B. Hatchett
08/13/1993 Doris Ferrell Louis B. Hatchett
08/13/1993 Shelton Langley Louis B. Hatchett
08/17/1993 Ronald Damron Melinda J. Obenshain
08/17/1993 Alice Kinder Melinda J. Obenshain
08/18/1993 Herman Alles Louis B. Hatchett
08/19/1993 William Newman Louis B. Hatchett
08/26/1993 Charles Kissinger Louis B. Hatchett
08/26/1993 Noel Creekmur Mike Sisk
08/26/1993 Atha Belt Mike Sisk
08/27/1993 Edith Fulcher Louis B. Hatchett
08/30/1993 Beverly Mims Melinda J. Obenshain
08/31/1993 Tommy Hall Melinda J. Obenshain
08/31/1993 Harold Wingo Mike Sisk
08/31/1993 Kathryn Burke Melinda J. Obenshain
09/02/1993 Jerry Bernstein Louis B. Hatchett
09/04/1993 Russell Beshear Mike Sisk
09/04/1993 Joe Thomson Mike Sisk
09/04/1993 Fletcher Holman Mike Sisk
09/07/1993 Manda Simons Mike Sisk
09/07/1993 Estella Barnett Mike Sisk
09/07/1993 Carol Long Mike Sisk
09/10/1993 James E. Davis Louis B. Hatchett
09/13/1993 Mary Frances Fisher Louis B. Hatchett
09/21/1993 Christine Wingo Mike Sisk
09/21/1993 Louis Franklin ; Charles Simons Mike Sisk
09/24/1993 Frank Dawahare Melinda J. Obenshain
10/07/1993 Minnie Sue Elliott Melinda J. Obenshain
10/12/1993 Mia Mims Melinda J. Obenshain
10/12/1993 Lucy Sisk Mike Sisk
10/19/1993 Don Wilkey Mike Sisk
11/02/1993 Carol Long Mike Sisk
11/02/1993 Paul Stevens Mike Sisk
11/04/1993 Woodruff McGregor Mike Sisk
11/04/1993 Ray Boecker Mike Sisk
11/04/1993 Ray McNeilly Mike Sisk
11/05/1993 Billie Sue Davis Melinda J. Obenshain
11/08/1993 Sheri Mullins Melinda J. Obenshain
11/09/1993 Mary Elizabeth Beshear Mike Sisk
11/09/1993 Norris Armstrong Mike Sisk
11/09/1993 Richard Massamore Mike Sisk
11/16/1993 Paul Lynch Mike Sisk
11/19/1993 Reo Johns Melinda J. Obenshain
12/01/1993 Bethel Morris Mike Sisk
12/02/1993 Edna Lanham ; Emma Blaylock Warmer Mike Sisk
12/06/1993 Noel Wise Mike Sisk
12/06/1993 Joe Hurley Mike Sisk
12/06/1993 Niles Dillingham Mike Sisk
12/07/1993 Harriet Kavanaugh Mike Sisk
12/07/1993 Robert Allen Mike Sisk
12/07/1993 Raymond Thomason Mike Sisk
12/08/1993 Celia Fish Melinda J. Obenshain
12/14/1993 Mike Randolph Mike Sisk
12/14/1993 Oscar Grissom Mike Sisk
12/16/1993 John E. Ausenbaugh Mike Sisk
12/23/1993 Kenneth Menser Mike Sisk
12/23/1993 Bayne Keller Mike Sisk
12/23/1993 Ben Campbell Mike Sisk
01/04/1994 Bertha Hartung Louis B. Hatchett
01/09/1994 Larry Simon Louis B. Hatchett
01/10/1994 Edward L. Smith Louis B. Hatchett
01/14/1994 John Waddell Melinda J. Obenshain
02/18/1994 Fred Thomas Louis B. Hatchett
02/19/1994 Alberta Chester ; Rita Grace Ridley Mike Sisk
02/19/1994 Harry ; Mary Campbell Mike Sisk
02/22/1994 Floyd H. Grant Louis B. Hatchett
03/01/1994 Don Hazelwood Louis B. Hatchett
03/02/1994 James W. Romans, III Louis B. Hatchett
03/02/1994 Leslie Hall Melinda J. Obenshain
03/07/1994 James Barron Louis B. Hatchett
03/08/1994 Augusta Wilhelm Louis B. Hatchett
03/16/1994 Charlie L. Gritton Louis B. Hatchett
03/16/1994 Oscar B. Jennings Louis B. Hatchett
03/18/1994 Emily Quinn Bennett Louis B. Hatchett
03/21/1994 Willie Doris Gregory Louis B. Hatchett
03/22/1994 Anna May Nesmith Louis B. Hatchett
03/24/1994 Kathryn Gibson Louis B. Hatchett
03/24/1994 Charles Mims Melinda J. Obenshain
03/25/1994 Jonel Sharp Harmon Louis B. Hatchett
03/25/1994 Marthella Alexander Louis B. Hatchett
03/27/1994 Aaron G. Pritchett Louis B. Hatchett
03/27/1994 Phyllis Lane Melinda J. Obenshain
03/28/1994 Babette Newman Louis B. Hatchett
03/30/1994 John Johnson Melinda J. Obenshain
03/30/1994 Gary Justice Melinda J. Obenshain
03/31/1994 Houston Keach, Sr. Louis B. Hatchett
04/01/1994 Lois Blackburn Melinda J. Obenshain
04/02/1994 Alberta Chester Mike Sisk
04/02/1994 Buck Rambo Mike Sisk
04/05/1994 Gene R. Miller Louis B. Hatchett
04/12/1994 Rebecca Lackey Louis B. Hatchett
04/14/1994 Aileen McKinley Joseph DeSpain
04/17/1994 George Willson Joseph DeSpain
04/17/1994 Paul Ellis Joe DeSpain
04/21/1994 Ann Carty Melinda J. Obenshain
04/21/1994 Richard Allen Sanders Joseph DeSpain
04/22/1994 Mary Needham Joseph DeSpain
04/23/1994 Daniel William Mitchell Joseph DeSpain
04/28/1994 Mary Lou Bowling Melinda J. Obenshain
04/30/1994 G. Dennis Smith Joseph DeSpain
04/30/1994 Jeff H. Campbell Joseph DeSpain
04/30/1994 Richard C. Borders Joseph DeSpain
05/04/1994 Edna Porter Melinda J. Obenshain
05/05/1994 Samuel Phillips Joseph DeSpain
05/07/1994 Ina Blakeman ; Chester Blakeman Joseph DeSpain
05/18/1994 Shawna Hopkins Melinda J. Obenshain
06/03/1994 J.B. Crawley Joseph DeSpain
06/04/1994 Olive Chandler Joseph DeSpain
06/09/1994 Margaret Wood Smith Joseph DeSpain
06/16/1994 Russell Shaw ; Anne Shaw Joseph DeSpain
12/06/1994 Laura Sue Humphress Joseph DeSpain
12/06/1994 Irvin Ratcliffe Joseph DeSpain
03/04/1995 Edna Claire Napier Bingham Sydney Hancock Francis
03/15/1995 Helen F. Campbell Sydney Hancock Francis
04/04/1995 Carolyn Carte Giordano Sydney Hancock Francis
04/12/1995 Florine Bartlett Adkins Sydney Hancock Francis
04/13/1995 JoAnn Carte Davis Sydney Hancock Francis
04/29/1995 Bert Bibee Sydney Hancock Francis
05/05/1995 Joe C. Eversole Sydney Hancock Francis
05/09/1995 Alva A. Hollon Sydney Hancock Francis
05/18/1995 William D. Gorman Sydney Hancock Francis
05/19/1995 Anne Mitchell Gilbert Sydney Hancock Francis
06/01/1995 William D. Gorman Martha Quigley
06/08/1995 Jacqueline B. Petrey Sydney Hancock Francis
06/08/1995 William D. Gorman Martha Quigley
06/13/1995 Doris Dotson Davis Sydney Hancock Francis
06/14/1995 Wilburta Combs Deaton Sydney Hancock Francis
06/15/1995 William D. Gorman Martha Quigley
06/16/1995 Hazel Eversole Davis Sydney Hancock Francis
06/29/1995 William D. Gorman Martha Quigley
07/05/1995 Ann Moore Medaris Sydney Hancock Francis
07/08/1995 Jayne Abshear Marsh Sydney Hancock Francis
07/10/1995 Joe Wentland Duncan Sydney Hancock Francis
07/26/1995 Laura Roland Mark Mefford
07/26/1995 Charles Benton Long Mark Mefford
07/26/1995 Harriett Scearce Mark Mefford
07/26/1995 George Pigg Mark Mefford
07/27/1995 Lou Lapsely Mark Mefford
08/02/1995 Bill Shannon Mark Mefford
08/02/1995 George Harris Mark Mefford
08/03/1995 Vincent Biagi Mark Mefford
08/09/1995 Marshall Long Mark Mefford
08/09/1995 C.P. Nash ; Jean Nash Mark Mefford
08/09/1995 Eunice Marie Reed Mark Mefford
08/09/1995 Edwin Hall Mark Mefford
08/10/1995 Eve Lewis Mark Mefford
08/10/1995 Thomas Barker Mark Mefford
08/15/1995 Henry Cleveland ; Katherine Cleveland Mark Mefford
08/15/1995 Mose Ellis, Jr. Mark Mefford
08/15/1995 Donald Chatham Mark Mefford
08/16/1995 Joe Wentland Duncan Sydney Hancock Francis
08/16/1995 Mary Hall Mark Mefford
08/16/1995 Irene Duvall Mark Mefford
08/16/1995 Ted Igleheart Mark Mefford
08/16/1995 Ben Bailey Mark Mefford
08/16/1995 George Busey Mark Mefford
08/17/1995 Harold Saunders Mark Mefford
08/17/1995 Charles William "Bill" Stout Mark Mefford
08/22/1995 Bobby Androit Mark Mefford
08/22/1995 Albert Minnis Mark Mefford
08/22/1995 Lillian Androit Mark Mefford
08/23/1995 Valoise Owens Mark Mefford
08/23/1995 Duanne Puckett Mark Mefford
08/24/1995 Ruby Conn ; Bill Conn Mark Mefford
08/24/1995 Nancye Taylor Mark Mefford
08/24/1995 Forrest Beckley ; Eugenia Beckley Mark Mefford
08/25/1995 James Kenneth Mitchell Mark Mefford
08/29/1995 Juanita Stivers Mark Mefford
08/30/1995 Herman Whitaker Mark Mefford
08/30/1995 Hugh Hildreth Mark Mefford
09/05/1995 Betty Matthews Mark Mefford
09/05/1995 Charles Long Mark Mefford
09/06/1995 Caswell Lane J. Leslie Peavley
09/07/1995 Dorothy Gordon Mark Mefford
09/07/1995 Jack Miller J. Leslie Peavley
09/11/1995 James Browning J. Leslie Peavley
09/11/1995 John Prewitt J. Leslie Peavley
09/12/1995 William Proctor Mark Mefford
09/12/1995 Hazel Boyd J. Leslie Peavley
09/12/1995 Adrian Arnold J. Leslie Peavley
09/20/1995 David Gaitskill ; Frances Gaitskill J. Leslie Peavley
09/22/1995 Bert May J. Leslie Peavley
09/26/1995 Robert "Bob" Parker J. Leslie Peavley
09/27/1995 Emily Peck J. Leslie Peavley
10/03/1995 Lewis White J. Leslie Peavley
10/05/1995 David H. Greene J. Leslie Peavley
10/09/1995 Clara Lane J. Leslie Peavley
10/10/1995 Francis Gange J. Leslie Peavley
10/10/1995 Caswell Prewitt J. Leslie Peavley
10/11/1995 Edward King ; Sara King J. Leslie Peavley
10/24/1995 John C. Toy J. Leslie Peavley
10/25/1995 Wilmott Jeffries Prewitt J. Leslie Peavley
10/30/1995 Georgia Prewitt J. Leslie Peavley
10/30/1995 Georgia Prewitt ; Wilmott Jeffries Prewitt J. Leslie Peavley
11/01/1995 Jack May J. Leslie Peavley
11/06/1995 John R. Tipton J. Leslie Peavley
11/09/1995 Raymond Turley J. Leslie Peavley
11/09/1995 Susan Carrington J. Leslie Peavley
11/13/1995 John T. Petro J. Leslie Peavley
11/14/1995 Patsy Terry J. Leslie Peavley
11/16/1995 Oliver Henry J. Leslie Peavley
11/17/1995 Roy Greene J. Leslie Peavley
11/28/1995 Robert Reynolds J. Leslie Peavley
11/29/1995 Curtis Burnam Ledford J. Leslie Peavley
11/29/1995 Ollie C. Atkinson J. Leslie Peavley
11/29/1995 Monte Gross Sydney Francis
11/30/1995 Johnny Brown J. Leslie Peavley
11/30/1995 Grace Holliday Strong Sydney Francis
12/05/1995 John McCormick J. Leslie Peavley
12/06/1995 James Bridges J. Leslie Peavley
12/13/1995 William Tandy Chenault
12/14/1995 Dale Fawns
12/15/1995 Nelson Kennedy
01/15/1996 Julius Lasslo Sydney Francis
01/24/1996 Willie Mae Green Sydney Francis
01/26/1996 Vernon Cooper, Jr. Sydney Francis
01/31/1996 W.P. "Bill" Morton Sydney Francis
03/25/1996 Alvin Hagans Sydney Francis
03/27/1996 John Estill Combs Sydney Francis
04/09/1996 Myrtie Hill Davis Fred James, Jr.
05/10/1996 Henry "Hank" Everman Mark Mefford
05/21/1996 C.W. Razor ; Virginia Razor
05/21/1996 John Santen ; Gladys Santen Mark Mefford
05/22/1996 W. Ireland Bryant
05/22/1996 Helen P. Turner Mark Mefford
05/23/1996 Marion Cammack
05/24/1996 B.A. Frank Mark Mefford
05/24/1996 Fred Flanagan Mark Mefford
05/27/1996 James Wesley Howard Robert Perry
05/27/1996 Klamath Keath
05/27/1996 David Rayburn
05/27/1996 Catherine Greene
05/29/1996 Earnest Bean J. Leslie Peavley
05/29/1996 W.R. Stone J. Leslie Peavley
05/30/1996 Frank Heinze Robert Perry
05/31/1996 Charles Heinrich J. Leslie Peavley
06/02/1996 Lon E. Roberts J. Leslie Peavley
06/03/1996 Edwin Lockridge J. Leslie Peavley
06/05/1996 Edward Humphreys J. Leslie Peavley
06/06/1996 Thornton Payne J. Leslie Peavley
06/06/1996 Robert J. Barnes J. Leslie Peavley
06/10/1996 C. Duke Payne Mark Mefford
06/18/1996 Ernest B. Osborne Robert Perry
06/19/1996 Bobby W. Wells Robert Perry
06/19/1996 Orville James Cooley Robert Perry
06/19/1996 Eve Lorraine Bennington May Fred James, Jr.
06/20/1996 Marshall Preston Davidson Robert Perry
06/24/1996 Garnett S. Fairchild Robert Perry
06/25/1996 Frederick Allen James Robert Perry
06/25/1996 William James May Robert Perry
06/25/1996 Kenney Roseberry Mark Mefford
06/26/1996 James Goble Robert Perry
06/28/1996 Sally Hinkle ; Buck Hinkle Mark Mefford
06/29/1996 Margaret D. Collins Robert Perry
06/29/1996 Steve Spears Mark Mefford
06/29/1996 Leo Brauer Mark Mefford
07/01/1996 U.G. "Jack" Robertson Mark Mefford
07/01/1996 Karl Lusk Mark Mefford
07/02/1996 Doug Wilson Mark Mefford
07/02/1996 Melvia Fields Mark Mefford
07/03/1996 Louis Elvove Mark Mefford
07/03/1996 Edward Shout Mark Mefford
07/19/1996 Doug Castle Mark Mefford
07/19/1996 Helen Sloan Mark Mefford
07/25/1996 Betty Jo Denton-Heike Mark Mefford
07/30/1996 Cynthia Henderson Mark Mefford
08/01/1996 James Flannigan Mark Mefford
08/16/1996 Buck Woodford Mark Mefford
10/03/1996 Lynn Layton Mark Mefford
10/04/1996 Noel Prater Mark Mefford
10/13/1996 James Haag Mark Mefford
11/14/1996 George Lucky Mark Mefford
03/11/1997 Mildred Maston Mark Mefford
03/17/1997 Sarah Swinford Mark Mefford
04/17/1997 Janie Calloway Mark Mefford
04/17/1997 William Jones ; Ethel Jones Mark Mefford
04/25/1997 Elizabeth Weathers Mark Mefford
05/07/1997 Charles Hinkle Mark Mefford
05/16/1997 Mary Eleanor Isgrig Mark Mefford
05/29/1997 Conne Bell Vaughn Mark Mefford
06/01/1997 Claude Parker Mark Mefford
06/23/1997 Ruth Edwards Karen Heege
06/24/1997 Cecil Ferrell Karen Heege
06/24/1997 Pollard White Karen Heege
06/25/1997 Henry Clayton Karen Heege
06/25/1997 W.E. Knox Karen Heege
06/25/1997 Woody Winfree Karen Heege
06/30/1997 Tommy Gates Karen Heege
06/30/1997 Kenneth Cayce Karen Heege
06/30/1997 Elwanda Kennedy Karen Heege
07/01/1997 Curtis Brasher Karen Heege
07/01/1997 Joe Woosley Karen Heege
07/24/1997 Robert Towrey Karen Heege
07/24/1997 Alice Underwood Karen Heege
07/24/1997 Dink Embry Karen Heege
07/25/1997 F.E. Whitney Karen Heege
07/28/1997 Edna Baker Karen Heege
07/29/1997 Bethellena Stokes ; William Stokes Karen Heege
07/29/1997 Arnold Lynch Karen Heege
07/29/1997 Mamie Dillard Karen Heege
07/30/1997 Mary Pardue Karen Heege
07/30/1997 Yvonne Gregory Karen Heege
07/30/1997 Jewel Owen Karen Heege
08/07/1997 Edgar Stamper Karen Heege
08/07/1997 Sarah Dalton Todd Karen Heege
08/07/1997 Wesley Mabry Karen Heege
08/08/1997 Nannie Croney Karen Heege
08/08/1997 George Hodge Karen Heege
08/11/1997 Evelyn Broadbent Karen Heege
08/12/1997 D.D. Cayce Karen Heege
08/12/1997 Thomas Waldron Karen Heege
08/12/1997 Charles Jackson Karen Heege
08/13/1997 Mary Lou Roark Karen Heege
08/13/1997 Sam Miles Karen Heege
08/14/1997 Brooke Lawson Karen Heege
08/16/1997 Eleanor McHenry, Linda McHenry Karen Heege
10/24/1997 Joe WIlliams Bill Jones, Bill Stevens
10/30/1997 Frank Ecton Bill Jones, Bill Stevens
11/11/1997 Anna Johnson Bill Jones, Bill Stevens
11/19/1997 Eleanor Turpin Bill Jones, Bill Stevens
Kentucky Historical Society

Main Street in Kentucky Oral History Project

Get It Here

The Kentucky Oral History Commission , in cooperation with the Kentucky Heritage Council Main Street Program, initiated the Main Street, Kentucky Oral History Project in 1993. The project supports the collection of oral history interviews that document community history focusing on downtown business areas. The majority of selected communities participate in the Heritage Council's Main Street Program which promotes downtown revitalization efforts with an emphasis on perservation of historic buildings. From 1993 through 1996, oral history interviews have been collected in eleven communities Campbellsville, Dawson Springs, Hazard, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Mount Sterling, Paris, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Shelbyville and Versailles. Topics discussed include downtown businesses (theaters, banks, hardware stores, department stores, hotels, grocery stores, restaurants, newspaper publishers, pool rooms and drug stores), histories of specific buildings, public buildings such as the courthouse, churches, social events, ethnic groups, floods, and education. Interviewees discuss childhood experiences, the local economy, how the downtown areas have changed, the impact of highways and roads, preservation efforts, and their thoughts on the future of their communities.