Mc Roberts Remembers The Miners
Written by Joanna Adams Sergent
Nestled in a small area, Mc Roberts, Kentucky has a Memorial wall that is often overlooked. There is a high wall that was made for the coal mine train tracks to keep the mountain from sliding off. The concrete retaining wall has been transformed into something that is of remembrance.
Mc Roberts, Kentucky has dedicated the wall to the Miners of Consolidated Coal Mine Number 214 in what is called 15 Hollow. The Wall was dedicated by the Mountain Outreach Inc. whose founders are: Vernon Hall and Jimmy Hall who are the sons of Ora Hall. The wall is located on KY Route 343 in front of the building that is the Mc Roberts Adult Day Health Care.
I have attended the University of Kentucky. I have an Associates Degree from Hazard Community College and Technical School. I have also attended the University of Pikeville. I have taken several classes in Journalism as well as in the Appalachian History, Literature, and Sociology during my time at those schools.
I was born in Florida and grew up in Burdine, Kentucky. I have been married to David W. Sergent since May 4, 2013. I have two children and four grandchildren from a previous marriage. I currently live in Tennessee but my hope is to one day come back home to live in the beautiful mountains once more.