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In this interview, Guy Hatfield, publisher of the Estill County Citizen's Voice, recollects on his years in the newspaper business. He also discusses his decision to go into journalism.

In this interview, James Whittaker, managing editor of the Central Record, gives the logistics of publishing a weekly paper. He also discusses former Casey County News editor Fred Burkhard.

In this interview, Myron Worley, Editor of the Pioneer News, discusses the history of the Pioneer News, the type of news that is printed in the paper, and the paper's editorial policy. He also discusses many issues in the county, major decision…

In this interview, Brucie Beard, Editor of the Breckenridge County Herald News, discusses her personal background and how she "got into" the newspaper business. She also discusses problems in the county and county decision makers.

In this interview, Joy Campbell, Editor of the McLean County News, discusses her personal background, relationship with the school system, and the Kentucky Press Association.

In this interview, Walter Dear, III, Editor of the Henderson Gleaner, discusses his education and background in newspapers, his relationship with county officials, and the effects of the Ohio River on Henderson County.

In this interview, David McBride, Editor of the Ohio County Times, discusses his getting into the newspaper business, the history of the newspaper, and his relationships with the school systems and Fiscal Court. He also comments on industry in the…

In this interview, Ophelia Lowe, Editor of the Shopper's News, discusses how she "got into" the newspaper business, the history and growth of the paper, the Kentucky Press Association, and decision makers in the county.

In this interview, Tim Bostic, Editor of the Salyersville Independent, discusses Magoffin County, his personal background and his position as Mayor of the city. He also discusses his relationship with other politicians and the local school system.

In this interview, Stanley Champer, Editor of the Ashland Daily Independent, discusses his personal background and extensive newspaper career, ownership changes of the newspaper, and the major issues and decision makers in Boyd County.

In this interview, Margorie Denton, Assistant Editor of the Flemingsburg Gazette, discusses her personal background, newspapers in the county, and the newspaper business.

In this interview, Larry Caldwell, editor of the Stanford Interior Journal, discusses his background and the problems of publishing a newspaper. He also discusses his family's purchase of the paper.

In this interview, Jane Hutton, editor and publisher of The Harrodsburg Herald, discusses the logistics of publishing a weekly newspaper, as well as the newspapers' responsibility to the community.

In this interview, Louise Hatmaker, editor and publisher of the Jackson Times and the Beattyville Enterprise, comments on her activities as an editor and as a publisher.

In this interview, Jerlene Rose, editor of the Clay City Times, discusses the logistics of running a weekly paper and gives a good background of Powell County.

In this interview, Reba Baker, advertising editor for The Leslie County News, discusses how her and her husband acquired the paper from James Nolan. She also comments on problems in Leslie County.

In this interview, Bennett Roach, Retired Newspaper Editor in Shelby County, discusses his education, positions he's held in his career, World War II, and Ed Waggener.

In this interview, Sara Falls, Editor of the Express News, discusses her personal background, career, and Pike County.

In this interview, Mr. Tim Cornett, former editor of The Pineville Sun and Cumberland Courier, discusses his years with the paper. He became the editor of the paper at age 17.

In this interview, Larry C. Timbs, Jr., editor of the Casey County News, discusses his education and newspaper experience and the routine of publishing his newspaper.

In this Interview, Charles House, editor of the Manchester Herald, places great emphasis on the coal industry's impact on Clay County's economy. He also discusses his background and publishing routine.

In this interview, Mr. Ewell Balltrip, associate editor of the Harlan Daily Enterprise, discusses his basic duties and reflects on some of the problems in Harlan County.

In this interview, W. Bruce Ayers, editor of the Tri-City News, discusses the routine of operating a newspaper and his interests in being a newsman. He is a professor at Southeast Community College.

In this interview, Mr. Lou Derossett, editor of the Middlesboro Daily News, recollects his experiences as a newsman, and discusses the operation of a daily newspaper.

Hanson Slaton, a Hopkins County native, discusses his public service career as a Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff and County Judge in this interview. He comments extensively on the Judge Executive and County Judge duties, unemployment rates and local…

Floyd Hooks, a Lyon County native, discusses his terms as County Judge and Judge Executive in this interview. Interview topics include discussions over his former teachers, how he dealt with juveniles, the powers of the Fiscal Court, and his typical…

In this interview, J. D. Jones, a Caldwell County native, discusses his single term as County Judge and his three nonconsecutive terms as County Sheriff. He also comments on his grandfather and father's service as sheriff, the Judcicial Referndum,…

Dick Castleman, a Graves County native, comments on his life experiences as the Graves County Sheriff, Judge, and Judge Executive in this interview. He comments on the various job duties of the positions, the Judicial Referendum, low income housing,…

Samuel Phillips, a Taylor County native, details his life experiences and Taylor County public service career in this interview. He comments extensively on the Judicial Referendum, his election campaigns, the Fiscal Court, and the major problems that…

In this interview, Nancy Botts discusses Barren County and the life and public service career of her boss, County Judge Executive Dale Burchett. She comments on Burchett's background and the issues the county faces, such as problems with the…

Paul Madden, the Hancock County Attorney, discusses the Judicial Referendum, former County Judge Charles Miller, and Hancock County tax rates, problems, and geography in this interview.

Wayne T. Rutherford discusses his family background, previous work in the State Department of Corrections and his tenure as the Pike County Judge Executive in this interview. Interview topics cover a wide range of relevant county services, such as…

In this interview, C. B. Clark Jr., a Webster County native, discusses his public service career, which included terms as a County Magistrate, Deputy Sheriff and County Judge Executive. Interview topics cover a wide range of subjects, including the…

In this interview, Mitchell McConnell, an Alabama native and future Senate Majority Leader, details his education, a Department of Justice appointment under President Gerald Ford, and his interests in politics. He comments extensively on the Judicial…

In this interview, James Guffey, a Ballard County native, discusses his education, reasons for "getting into" politics, and his corresponding public service experiences as Deputy Sheriff, County Judge and County Judge Executive. Interview topics…

In this interview, James Menees, a Fulton County native, shares his public service experiences, as a Fulton County Sheriff, County Judge, and Judge Executive. He comments extensively on his election campaigns in 1966 and 1970, other county and school…

R. C. Hamilton discusses his life experiences and first term in office as the Crittenden County Judge Executive in this interview. Interview topics include his Crittenden County education, his decision to enter public service, the importance of…

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.

Reece Smoot, a Bourbon County native and longtime Nicholas county resident, discusses his family history, military service record, education, and the public offices he has held in Nicholas County, which include Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff, and County…

In this interview, Robert Collins, a Letcher County native, discusses his family history, education, and decisions to become a County Judge and County Judge Executive. He also comments on his working relationships with former Governors Earl Clements…

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…

In this interview, Gardner Wagers, a Fayette County native who spent most of his life in Clark County, discusses his family history, education, his interests in politics, his election campaign, and the Judicial Referendum, which he considers a…

In this interview, Roy Baber details his family history and education, and his positive attitude the changes that resulted from the Judicial Referendum. Baber comments extensively on his job duties, Bourbon County's under employment problem,…

In this interview, George Hall, an Estep KY native, details his personal background, education, employment history, and reasons for entering into public service in Boyd County. He also discusses his election campaigns, juvenile problems, federal…

In this interview, Ledford Jackson details his reasons for being a judge, the resulting election campaign, and the overall pros and cons of the position. He also comments on his community's dissatisfaction with the Judicial Referendum, important…

In this interview, W. Butcher, a Western Kentucky University grad, discusses the major problems he faced as Judge, which include, but are not limited to, poor roads and bridges, and ambulance service development issues. Butcher also comments on his…

In this interview, Tipton Baker discusses his education and career as an eighth grade educator, and the path he took to becoming a judge. He was not happy with the Judicial Referendum nor his years as a judge. Baker concludes that he was not a…

In this interview, Hershel Brown details his upbringing in a political family, and his reasons for running for County Judge in 1949, which he, in fact, did not enjoy. Brown also discusses his election campaign, his calls for "clean elections",…