Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Steve Edge, January 19, 2007

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:07 - Background and childhood

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Partial Transcript: --and we're interviewing Steve Edge on, um, January nineteenth for the PRIDE Club tenth anniversary project.

Segment Synopsis: Edge talks about his job description, and then discusses when and where he was born. He then describes his childhood home and talks about how his family obtained water and disposed of waste. Edge also talks about how his family made a living and what he did for recreation as a child.

Keywords: Bicycles; Brothers; Burning; Dumps; Family; Garbage; Hiking; Meat processing plants; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Public works directors; Quarries; Rainwater; Siblings; Sisters; Snow removal; Solid waste disposal; Swimming; Trash

Subjects: Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Families; Houses and homes; London (Ky.); Meade County (Ky.); Public works; Recreation; Recycling programs; Sanitation; Siblings; Slaughtering and slaughter-houses.; Streets; Water; Wells

GPS: London (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1290, -84.0833
00:05:05 - Waste disposal in Laurel County (Ky.)

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Partial Transcript: Have you ever experienced an illegal dump?

Segment Synopsis: Edge talks about the issue of illegal dumps in Laurel County (Ky.), and then discusses where the trash from Laurel County (Ky.) goes when it is collected. He also talks about the recycling program available in the county.

Keywords: Aluminum cans; Dumps, illegal; Laurel County (Ky.); McDaniel, Jim Ed; Scott (Tenn.); Transfer stations

Subjects: Education; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; London (Ky.); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Schools; Waste disposal; Waste disposal sites

GPS: London (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1290, -84.0833
00:10:36 - Work with Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE)

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Partial Transcript: Do you work directly with the PRIDE program?

Segment Synopsis: Edge talks about his involvement with Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) and talks about what the environment would be like without the program. Edge also discusses cleaning up Laurel County (Ky.) and the role that education and peer pressure plays in changing habits.

Keywords: Burning; Chicken Festival; Jim Ed McDaniel; McDaniel, Jim Ed; Peer pressure; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); White goods

Subjects: Appliances; Automobiles; Education; Environmental education.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Grants; London (Ky.); Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Schools; Teachers; Tires; Waste disposal; Waste disposal sites

GPS: London (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1290, -84.0833