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00:00:02 - Introduction / Service in the U.S. Air Force

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Partial Transcript: This is Gena Forsyth conducting an interview with Daniel Murray on December 28, 2017 for the City of Taylor Mill City Stories Oral History Project.

Segment Synopsis: Daniel Murray is introduced and gives a brief summary of his life. He talks about his experience serving in the Air Force for four years. He talks about the many bases he worked at, including many in the Pacific region.

Keywords: Cargo planes; Cell towers; Cincinnati (Ohio); Clark Air Force Base; Instructors; Lackland Air Force Base; Married; Pacific; Sons; Taylor Mill (Ky.)

Subjects: Air bases--United States.; Covington (Ky.); Military Service, Voluntary--United States; Military bases.; Military life.; United States. Army Air Forces

00:04:36 - Meeting his wife and moving to Taylor Mill

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Partial Transcript: Before we jump to that, um, did you go to high school in Covington?

Segment Synopsis: Murray talks about his early education in Covington, Kentucky. He talks about how he met his wife and their move to Taylor Mill. He talks about a childhood experience in the city.

Keywords: Elementary schools; High schools; Horseshoes; Houses; Married; Moving; Neighbors; Wife

Subjects: Childhood; Covington (Ky.); Education--Kentucky; Marriage; Taylor Mill (Ky.)

00:07:21 - Development of Taylor Mill

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Partial Transcript: And when I moved out here there was a flashing light at the corner of, uh, Taylor Mill and, and, uh, Old Taylor Mill.

Segment Synopsis: Murray describes what Taylor Mill was like when his family first moved to the city and how it has changed since then. He talks about some of the events and amenities close by.

Keywords: Amenities; Changes; Children; Cincinnati (Ohio); Commercial development; Community; Events; Growth; Industry; Location; Sports; Woods

Subjects: Communities.; Community development; Economic development--Kentucky; Housing development; Industrialization; Industries; Taylor Mill (Ky.)

00:10:29 - Becoming a city commissioner

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Partial Transcript: Perfect. And I don't think we've a--we've mentioned this yet: you are a current city commissioner.

Segment Synopsis: Murray talks about the zoning issue which led to his interest in local politics, ultimately resulting in his election as a city commissioner.

Keywords: City commissioners; City commissions; Developers; Direction; Elections; Gardens; Gas stations; Issues; Lots; Meetings; Monopolies; Monopoly; Petitions; Planning commissions; Subdivisions; Terms; Zoning issues

Subjects: Community development; Economic development--Kentucky; Housing development; Kentucky--Politics and government; Neighborhoods--Kentucky; Politicians--Kentucky; Taylor Mill (Ky.)

00:15:32 - Career

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Partial Transcript: And I, I have--I was a mailman.

Segment Synopsis: Murray talks about some of the jobs he has held throughout his career before working for the post office for over forty years.

Keywords: Bus monitors; Careers; Delivering; Delivery; Jobs; Part-time employment; Post offices; Postal workers; Retirement; Routes; Work

Subjects: Employment--Kentucky; Taylor Mill (Ky.)

00:19:38 - City commissioner--Work with the fire department

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Partial Transcript: So jumping back to your position as a city commissioner, um, what does your family think about you serving in that role?

Segment Synopsis: Murray talks about his work as the fire department liaison through his position as city commissioner. He talks about the progress the department has made, including a new ambulance and paramedic training for all employees.

Keywords: Ambulances; Beauticians; Blended departments; City commissioners; Elections; Family; Fire commissioners; Fire department liaisons; Full-time employees; Jobs; Kenton County (Ky.); Load systems; Mayors; Paramedics; Part-time employees; Progress; Sons; Support; Training; Volunteers; Votes; Wife

Subjects: Families.; Fire departments.; Fire fighters--Kentucky; Kentucky--Politics and government; Politicians--Kentucky; Taylor Mill (Ky.)

00:25:12 - City commissioner--Planning Development Services

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Partial Transcript: What other roles have you served on while, while on city commission?

Segment Synopsis: Murray talks about his work with Planning Development Services through his position as city commissioner. He talks about his personality and attitude.

Keywords: Attitudes; Blacktop; City commissioners; City commissions; Cub Scouts; Growth; Jobs; Mindsets; Mowing; Parks; Planning Development Services (PDS); Projects; Relationships; Snow plows; Staff; Work

Subjects: Communities.; Community development; Economic development--Kentucky; Housing development; Kentucky--Politics and government; Politicians--Kentucky; Taylor Mill (Ky.)

00:30:01 - Benefits of living in Taylor Mill

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Partial Transcript: What, what makes Taylor Mill stand out above other cities?

Segment Synopsis: Murray talks about some of the benefits of living in Taylor Mill, including a wide range of housing options, stores and businesses, and community events. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Activities; All-star cities; Amenities; Amphitheaters; Benefits; Businesses; Children; Christmas; City clerks; Easter; Employees; Events; Friendly; Holidays; Houses; Location; Moving Wall; Parks; People; Residents; Santa Claus; Shopping centers; Starter homes; Supermarkets; Veterans; Vietnam memorials

Subjects: Communities.; Community development; Economic development--Kentucky; Housing development; Taylor Mill (Ky.)