Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 37, 1993
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryIn this issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine," Glen Bastin first speaks with Jim Dickerson about Matthew Sellers Sr. and Matthew Sellers Jr. of Carter County (Ky.). They discuss the contributions they made, as well as their property in Carter County (Ky.). Glen also speaks with Ed Peck about Matthew Sellers and his advancements in aviation. Questions are raised as to whether Matthew Sellers took flight before the famed Wright Brothers. Ed Peck attempts to answer this question with primary sources found throughout his research. Finally, Glen Bastin speaks with Jim Wilson about Frank Sheehan of Owensboro (Ky.). Wilson shares Sheehan's achievements in aviation, and the story of his death.
Additionally, Dr. Potter, a researcher at the University of Kentucky, discusses the Japanese Beetle population in Kentucky. Information is shared about the findings from research conducted by the university about the insects.
A recording of Governor Brereton Jones giving a speech is provided in this issue.
Glen Bastin also provides updates from Issue 36 of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine." These updates include information from the Berea College Country Dancers.
Glen Bastin then visits the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Gary Talley provides a tour of the park, the cabin Lincoln was born in, and the Sinking Springs found near the cabin.
An interview with Reverend Robert Miller, a winemaker and professor of religion and philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University is found in this issue. Glen Bastin and Reverend Robert Miller speak about the history and current state of wine-making in Kentucky.
Glen Bastin also speaks with John Nelson, an expert on frog hunting. They discuss the frog hunting season in Kentucky, as well as the best ways to prepare frog legs.
This issue of "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine" concludes with an interview with Pat Sajak, host of "Wheel of Fortune." They discuss his career and how foundational Murray, Kentucky was in his career.
Brereton C. Jones
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Interview KeywordKentucky Matthew Sellers Carter County (Ky.) The Wright Brothers Aviation Frank Sheehan Owensboro (Ky.) Japanese Beetles Bugs Beetles Brereton Jones Berea College Berea College Country Dancers Appalachia Abraham Lincoln Hodgenville (Ky.) Sinking Springs Wine Vineyards Winery Kentucky Vineyard Society Pat Sajak Wheel of Fortune (Television program) Murray (Ky.)
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