Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Deana and Mitchell Morgan, January 18, 2007

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:05 - Background and childhood

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Partial Transcript: Okay, this is Dale Johnson with Eastern Kentucky PRIDE.

Segment Synopsis: Deana and Mitchell Morgan, owners of Morgan Sanitation, talk about when and where they were born. They describe their childhood homes and talk about what they did for recreation. The Morgans talk about their involvement with Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE), which began when they started to run the Russell County (Ky.) transfer station. They then talk about how their families disposed of trash and obtained water.

Keywords: Bicycles; Brothers; Bulls; Burning; Cattle; Clements, Jean; Contamination; Dylan Hill; Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Farmhouses; Fishing; Garbage; Gosser, Kristin; Hill, Dylan; Jean Clements; Kristin Gosser; Mitchell Morgan; Morgan Sanitation; Morgan, Mitchell; PRIDE Clubs; Parents; Ponds; Russell County Middle School; Russell County Transfer Station; Sisters; Sleepovers; Somerset City Hospital (Ky.); Sports; Spring, Taylor; Springs; Swimming; Taylor Spring; Trailer homes; Trash; Waste disposal; Water; Wells

Subjects: Dairy farms; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Families; Farmhouses; Hospitals; Houses and homes; Middle schools; Pollution; Pulaski County (Ky.); Recreation; Russell County (Ky.); Somerset (Ky.); Waste disposal

00:07:27 - Recycling

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Partial Transcript: What do you feel needs to be done for a cleaner and safer environment in your community?

Segment Synopsis: The Morgans give suggestions for a safer and cleaner environment, which primarily focus on recycling and education. Mitchell Morgan then talks about the materials that can be recycled, as well as the importance of doing so.

Keywords: Aluminum cans; Bottles; Cardboard; Cigarettes; Decomposition; Environments; Glass; Land fills; Newspapers; Plastics; Recycling; Tobacco; Water

Subjects: Education; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Recycling programs

00:10:17 - Involvement in Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE)

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Partial Transcript: Did your family have a septic system, outhouse, or city sewer?

Segment Synopsis: Deana and Mitchell Morgan talk about the waste water systems in their childhood homes, and then talk about how they currently dispose of their trash. They then talk about trash disposal in Russell County (Ky.), specifically. The Morgans then talk about their involvement with Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE), which focuses on recycling materials.

Keywords: Aluminum cans; City water; Customers; Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Garbage collection; Government; Grants; Jim Ed McDaniels; Landfills; McDaniels, Jim Ed; Morgan Sanitation; Outhouses; Recycling; Russell County Transfer Station; Schools; Septic systems; Spring clean up; Straight pipes; Trash; White goods

Subjects: Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Recycling programs; Russell County (Ky.); Septic tanks; Sewerage; Waste disposal; Water

00:17:20 - Recycling programs and trash disposal

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Partial Transcript: How simple do you think it would be to start a recycling program at the, uh, businesses in Russell County?

Segment Synopsis: Deana and Mitchell Morgan talk about a program that allowed businesses to recycle materials. They then talk about suggestions for businesses to start their own recycling programs. They then talk about waste disposal in landfills.

Keywords: Businesses; Cardboard; Children; Dollar General; Garbage; K-Mart; Kentucky; Kroger; Landfills; Maine; Rates; Save-A-Lot; Schools; Solid waste; Stores; Trash; Trucks; Vermont

Subjects: Business; Education; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Incentives in conservation of natural resources; K-Mart Corporation; Kentucky; Kroger Company.; Revenue.; Russell County, (Ky.); Transportation; Waste disposal