Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Caroline Edwards, February 13, 2006

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

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Partial Transcript: Alright, this is December thirteenth, two thousand six and this is for PRIDE at ACHS High School.

Segment Synopsis: Edwards talks about when and where she was born and describes her childhood home. She then talks about what she and her friends did for recreation. Edwards also discusses what her parents did for a living and talks about how the family obtained water and disposed of waste.

Keywords: Burning; Garbage; Septic tanks; Sewing factories; Trash; Water

Subjects: Childhood; Columbia (Ky.); Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Factories; Families; Houses and homes; Plumbing.; Recreation; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Septic tanks; Sewerage.; Waste disposal; Water

GPS: Columbia (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1028, -85.3064
00:02:31 - Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE)

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Partial Transcript: How is your trash disposed of now?

Segment Synopsis: Edwards discusses how her garbage is currently disposed and gives suggestions for a cleaner and safer environment. She then describes her involvement with Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) and how it has helped improve environmental conditions in Eastern Kentucky. Next, Edwards talks about her city’s relationship with water and solid waste and gives suggestions for improving those relationships. Edwards talks about the expansion of Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) into other counties in Eastern Kentucky.

Keywords: Adair County Water Treatment Plant; Chlorine; Garbage pick up; Industry; Lands fills; PRIDE Coordinators; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Sewer plants; Solid waste; Transfer stations; Trash collection; Waste water plants

Subjects: Center for Rural Development; Columbia (Ky.); Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Plumbing.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Sewerage.; Somerset (Ky.); Volunteers; Waste disposal; Waste disposal sites; Water; Water treatment plants

GPS: Columbia (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1028, -85.3064
00:08:36 - Mandatory recycling

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Partial Transcript: This isn't really off subject, but do you think if there was a president, do you think he'd ever make it--or she--would ever make recycling a law?

Segment Synopsis: Sizemore gives her opinion on making recycling mandatory by law.

Keywords: Laws; Recycling

Subjects: Environmental law.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Pollution--Law and legislation.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Refuse and refuse disposal.

GPS: Columbia (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1028, -85.3064