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In this interview, Donald Doyel discusses his interests in politics and his experiences as a Democrat in a predominantly Republican county. There is no retirement system for County Judge Executive position so he was unsure of his plans to run again.…

Jesse Link, a Mississippi born and Kentucky raised retired veteran details his education and the Simpson County offices held in this interview. Judge Link comments on the Judicial Referendum, a "library issue", a successful tax vote, and changes in…

Robert Brown, a Logan County native, details his personal background, education, and Logan County public service career in this interview. He comments extensively on his interest in politics, offices he held, which include magistrate and County Judge…

Billy Shuffet, a Green County native, comments on his life experiences and short political career in this interview. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum, county budgeting, the pros and cons of the County Judge Executive job duties,…

R. R. Thomas, a Hardin County native, discusses his military service record, education, and public service career, which began with a 8 year stint as County Clerk and culminated in a successful County Judge election in 1970. He comments on his…

William Edmunds discusses his interests in politics, and his Christian County public service career in this interview. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum, revenue sharing and CETA, and relevant county industry and services, including a…

Basil Griffith, a Henderson County native, details his education, military service and Warren County public service experiences in this interview. He comments extensively on the Judicial Referendum changes, various county services and functions,…

Jack Sims, a Louisville native, discusses his personal background, education, and public service career in this interview. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum and Sims' duties as Hart County Judge Executive, county government functions…

William Williams, a Lyon County native, discusses his Lyon County public service career in this interview. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum and Willams' job duties as Judge Executive, revenue sharing, major county problems, such as,…

In this interview, Woodrow Wilson, a Metcalfe County native, discusses his public service experiences, which began with a school board appointment and continued once he was elected to County Judge in 1965. Interview topics include the Judicial…

Cecil Mallory, a Todd County native, discusses his education public service career in this interview. He comments county politics, the pros and cons to his job, the Judicial Referendum, a controversial library issue, county redistricting, and the…

In this interview, Bill Fraser discusses his personal background and experiences as both the Carlisle County Sheriff and Judge Executive. He comments on county politics, the farming and school systems in the county, and revenue sharing.

In this interview, Jake Jordan, a Lawrence County native, discusses his work history and political experiences as a County Sheriff, County Judge, and County Judge Executive. Interview topics include discussions over county and state elections and…

Evelyn Young, a Hickman County native and assistant to Hickman County Judge Executive Stanley Hopkins, discusses her education, political interests and experiences in this interview. She comments extensively on the Judicial Referendum, Judge Hopkins,…

Byron Martin, a Grant County native, discusses his family history, education, and political career, which included a terms as Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff, County Judge and County Judge Executive. Interview topics also detail the Judicial Referendum, his…

In this interview, Sam Swartz, a Bath County native, discusses his family history, the reasons he got involved in politics, the Judicial Referendum, and his career as both a County Judge and County Judge Executive for Menifee County. Swartz also…

This interview details Terrill Flanagan's education, military service, and role in the Russell County Democratic Party. He was the first Democrat to be elected as Judge Executive since the Judicial Referendum. Topics include his reasons for entering…

In this interview, L. G. Hammons discusses his reasons for getting involved in politics, his first term as Sheriff, and the corresponding election campaigns he ran. Other topics include his opposition to the Judicial Referendum, and a discussion over…

In this interview, Carl Meece comments on his family background, his decision to enter politics, and the tragic killing of his mother by a drunk driver. Meece also comments extensively on his election to sheriff, his corresponding job duties, tax…

Don Bingham commments on his political background and public service career in this interview. He comments on his good working relationship with the Knox County Fiscal Court and other professional working relationships. He also talks about his heart…