Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Barry Turner, January 19, 2007

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:04 - Childhood

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Partial Transcript: --and I'm here with Miss Lori Sharone, Sarah Wilson, Sarah Wills, and Hannah Wilson interviewing Mr. Barry Turner on January nineteenth, two thousand seven for the oral history project at North Laurel High School.

Segment Synopsis: Turner talks about when and where he was born. He then describes his childhood home, which was a four room home with an outhouse and no running water. Next, Turner talks about why his family moved from Florida to Kentucky. Turner also talks about how his family disposed of waste and obtained water.

Keywords: Dairy farms; Family; Fathers; Grandfathers; North Laurel High School; Outhouses; Tobacco; Water; Wells

Subjects: Childhood; Families; High schools; Houses and homes; Kentucky; Pensacola (Fla.); Plumbing.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Sewerage.; Waste disposal sites

00:03:58 - Environmentalism

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Partial Transcript: So how do you dispose of your trash now?

Segment Synopsis: Turner describes how he disposes of trash. He then talks about why he does not recycle. Turner also talks about the problem of illegal dumping in Southeastern Kentucky, and gives suggestions for improving the environment.

Keywords: Burning; Dumps, illegal; Garbage; Kentucky; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Recycling (Waste, etc.); Septic systems; Sewage loans; Straight pipes; Trash; Waste management

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Plumbing.; Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Septic tanks; Sewage; Sewerage.; Waste disposal; Waste disposal sites

00:09:16 - Helping people in Southeastern Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember, uh, when you got your first septic system at your first house?

Segment Synopsis: Turner discusses his parents’ first septic system, which they built in 1971. He then describes a home in Rockcastle County (Ky.) without a floor and running water. Turner talks about encouraging students to get involved in Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) activities.

Keywords: Community action agencies; Development districts; Environmental education; Grants; Indoor plumbing; Kentucky Housing Corporation; Loans; Parents; Septic systems; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Houses and homes; Plumbing.; Rockcastle County (Ky.); Septic tanks; Sewerage.; United States. Department of Agriculture.; Water; Water plumbing