Poverty: Feud in the Hills

To the Turner family of Eastern Kentucky's Breathitt County, politics comes as naturally as breathing. Ervine Turner, who died last year after a 40-year career as state senator, school superintendent and circuit judge, first became a power in the mountainous area when he brought Breathitt the benefits of the New Deal. His death did nothing to weaken his family's Snopesian hold on the county. His wife Marie served as county school superintendent for 38 years until her retirement last June, and still remains president of the Citizens Bank of Jackson, the county...

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