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00:00:02 - Moving to Adairville, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: This is Kim Fowler with Martina Brindley and we're conducting an interview with Ms. Carol McKinney November 16th, 2017...

Segment Synopsis: Carol McKinney is introduced and discusses how she and her husband came to live in Adairville in 1954. She talks about the house they first rented and the house they later built.

Keywords: Adairville Drugstore; Building; Construction; Houses; Husbands; Jobs; Loans; Moving; Pharmacies; Pharmacists; Ray McKinney; Vernon Watts; Work

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Drugstores.; Housing.; Pharmacy.

00:03:13 - Buying and renovating the bank building

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Partial Transcript: In nineteen and seventy five--now Ray had had polio as a child and had been in Kosair Hospital for a year.

Segment Synopsis: McKinney talks about the merger of the banks in Adairville. She talks about buying one of the old bank buildings in town and renovating it over many years. She tells several anecdotes about the renovations.

Keywords: 1968; 1975; 1977; 1981; Architects; Auctions; Banks; Broken bones; Buildings; Electricity; First National Bank; Mergers; Moving; People's Bank; Polio; Ray McKinney; Renovating; Renovations; Strokes; Windows; Yardwork

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Architecture.; Building.; Health

00:09:32 - Layout of Adairville in 1954

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Partial Transcript: Next door to me at the ti--well, let me, let me tell what the s--businesses that were in town when I moved here.

Segment Synopsis: McKinney describes in great detail the layout of the city of Adairville when she moved there in 1954. She moves down each street one building at a time, describing the businesses, houses, government buildings, and residents located there.

Keywords: 1954; 5 & 10 Cent Store; Adairville Enterprise; Adairville Square; Antiques; Appliances; Barbershops; Beauty shops; Buildings; Businesses; Car repair; Cemeteries; Churches; City hall; City judges; Courts; Doctors; Dry cleaners; Dry goods; Economy Market; Fire departments; Fire hall; Fires; First National Bank; Funeral homes; Furniture; Hardware; Houses; Jails; Jewish; Leaks; Librarians; Libraries; Library branches; Locker plant; Lots; Magnolia trees; Masonic Lodge; Meat; Moving; Newspapers; Owners; People's Bank; Pool halls; Post offices; Restaurants; Roof; Russellville (Ky.); Senior centers; Service stations; Shops; Simmons' Drugs; State highways; Stop lights; Stores; Tires; Traffic lights; Trailers; Undertakers

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Architecture.; Building.; Housing.

00:28:18 - Layout of Adairville in 1981

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Partial Transcript: So can I ask a question?

Segment Synopsis: McKinney describes in detail how the layout of the city of Adairville changed from 1954 to 1981. She again moves down each street, describing which buildings had changed and which remained the same. She talks about the introduction of the sewer system.

Keywords: 1981; Adairville Square; Appliance stores; Bank buildings; Banks; Beauticians; Beauty shops; Buildings; Businesses; Busy; Cars; Changes; Closing; Dental offices; Development; Farm stores; Farms; Gardens; Hardware stores; Indoor plumbing; Opera houses; Outhouses; Parks; Plumbing; Prize drawings; Propane gas; Roads; Segregation; Sewer systems; Sewers; Shopping; Towns; Water fountains

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Architecture.; Building.; Housing.; Sewerage

00:34:33 - Race relations

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Partial Transcript: Well, you mentioned the Black community.

Segment Synopsis: McKinney discusses race relations in Adairville, telling a story about a man in town accused of murder.

Keywords: Bus Cole; Businesses; Children; Cole's Cafe; Crimes; Equality; Homicide; Murders; Racism; Restaurants; Shootings; Subpoenas; Treatment; Trials

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); African Americans--Segregation; Crime.; Race relations--Kentucky--Adairville

00:38:22 - Adairville schools

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Partial Transcript: Um, okay, let's go back a little bit. Let's talk about the school.

Segment Synopsis: McKinney discusses the quality of the schools in Adairville and talks about her children's experiences there.

Keywords: Auditoriums; Buildings; Discipline; Gyms; Handicap accessible; Principals; Safety; Schools; Stages; Teachers

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Education--Kentucky--Adairville

00:41:29 - Child-rearing / Strawberry Festival

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Partial Transcript: Well, what do you think about all the changes from--that's over the generations that you've been here with Adairville?

Segment Synopsis: McKinney says that small towns are great places to raise children and tells an anecdote about her son walking downtown to meet his father at a young age. She tells another anecdote about her son playing in the local jail as a child. She describes the local Strawberry Festival and the floats that local women would create each year.

Keywords: 'The Dinky'; Changes; Childhood; County schools; Depots; Elephants; Festivals; Floats; Fundraising; Hosiery mills; Jails; Mergers; Money; Police; Positive; Queens; Schools; Small towns; Strawberry Festival; Strawberry plants; Teachers

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Child rearing; Children--Kentucky; Parades.

00:49:10 - Pharmacy robberies

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Partial Transcript: Okay, you mentioned the pharmacy that you and your husband owned.

Segment Synopsis: McKinney talks about the local pharmacy that her husband worked at. She tells several anecdotes about the pharmacy being robbed. She says they had thirteen robberies over the years.

Keywords: Buildings; Crimes; Drug addictions; Newspapers; Opium; Pharmacies; Pharmacists; Ray McKinney; Robbery; Roof; Shoes; Shootings

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Crime.; Drugstores.; Pharmacy.

00:54:25 - Changes in technology

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Partial Transcript: Um, technology.

Segment Synopsis: McKinney discusses the technology they once used at the pharmacy. She describes a mobile post office.

Keywords: Buses; By hand; Changes; Counting; Drug addiction; Drug addicts; Filing; Mail; Manual; Opium; Prescriptions; Rolling post offices; Typewriters

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Drugstores.; Pharmacy.; Technological innovations

00:57:45 - Customer service at the pharmacy

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Partial Transcript: Um, what do you, what do you wish was here that has been in the past?

Segment Synopsis: McKinney talks about times when her husband helped customers at the pharmacy on nights, weekends, and holidays.

Keywords: After hours; Customer service; Customers; Easter; Holidays; Night; Past; Pharmacists; Ray McKinney

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Drugstores.; Pharmacy.

01:00:30 - Hopes for the future of Adairville

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Partial Transcript: Okay, I'm gonna ask you another question.

Segment Synopsis: McKinney names the woman who helped her when she first moved to Adairville. She talks about her wish for the future of Adairville, saying that a new industry is unlikely. She talks about the work it would take to open a new grocery store in town.

Keywords: Booming; Businesses; Children; Factories; Future; Grocery stores; Growth; Harmony; Hosiery mills; Industry; Investments; Mary Holman; Mills; Past; Plants; Sausage plants; Stores; Success

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Industries

01:04:59 - Churches in Adairville

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Partial Transcript: So do you have a favorite place here?

Segment Synopsis: McKinney describes some of the churches that are or once were in Adairville.

Keywords: Church of Christ; Congregations; Denominations; Independent Church of Christ; Methodist churches; Oldest; Pentecostal churches; Presbyterian churches

Subjects: Adairville (Ky.); Adairville (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Church buildings; Church history; Churches--Kentucky; Religion

01:07:28 - Alcohol in Adairville

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Partial Transcript: I want to ask you about something that is in the works.

Segment Synopsis: McKinney discusses her opinions on the possibility of a distillery being opened in Adairville. She talks about bootlegging in the past.

Keywords: Bootleggers; Distillery; Drinking; Future; Illegal distilling; Police commissioners; Raids; Ray McKinney; Russell County (Ky.); Taxes; Wet counties; Whiskey

Subjects: Alcohol; Distillation.; Distilleries--Kentucky; Distilling, illicit

01:09:25 - Youth today

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Partial Transcript: Uh, one last question I like to wrap up with is: what is your take on the youth today?

Segment Synopsis: McKinney discusses her opinions on the youth today and their attitudes regarding work. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Attitudes; Child-rearing; Jobs; Parents; Respect; Work; Work ethic; Youth

Subjects: Child rearing; Discipline of children; Employment