Browse Interviews (28 total)

In this interview, William Davis, Superintendent of Estill County Schools, discusses his decision to become Superintendent, the county and city merger, his daily responsibilities, the School Board, vocational school, and the system's enrollment.

In this interview, Ms. Perlina Anderkin, editor of The Mount Vernon Signal, discusses the logistics of putting out a paper, her work week, and many issues within Rockcastle County.

This interview with Arthur Lloyd is part four of seven recordings. In this interview, Lloyd discusses working at Morehead with the possibility of being fired by a board member for supporting the opposition candidate for circuit judge. With Happy Chandler as governor, Lloyd was offered the position of Director of Public Assistance. In the 1939…

In this interview, Jo Westpheling, Editor of the Hickman Courier, discusses many issues in the community including school boards and judges.

In this interview, Wendell Moore, an Oldham County native, discusses his education and Oldham County public service career as both a county magistrate and Judge Executive. Interview topics include discussions over the Judicial Referendum, Oldham County growth, and the major problems the county faces, such as poor roads and waste disposal systems,…

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, and the major challenges that Graves County faces, such as population growth, high interest rates,…

Hollie Warford Sr., an Anderson County native, discusses his personal background and 16 year tenure as the County Judge and Judge Executive in this interview. Interview topics include discussions over the Judicial Referendum, local distilleries and industry, and Anderson County revenue sharing, Fiscal Court, churches, residents, and services.

In this interview, Chalres Miller, a retired Breckenridge County Judge, discusses the Judicial Referendum and his public service career, which included terms as the County Sheriff and County Court Clerk.

In this interview, James Fallin, a Louisville native, discusses his decision to enter into politics and his corresponding Hancock County public service career, which included a Democratic Chairman nomination, and terms as both a County Judge and Judge Executive. He compares the differences between the two judcicial positions, and comments on the…

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 board elections, the Judicial Referendum changes, and various aspects of county government, such as…

Zellner Cossey, a Trigg County native, discusses his family history and 18 years in public service in this interview. He comments extensively on his experiences as a Trigg County Judge, then Sheriff and County Judge Executive. Special attention is paid to the "unique qualities" of Trigg County, the Judicial Referendum, local healthcare issues, the…

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 negative feelings towards spousal and child abuse, and juvenile problems. He expresses that his main…

In this interview, James Caudill, a Knott County native, discusses his family history and education, and his Letcher County achievements as County Judge, which included a new health department, courthouse, library, and other important county services. Other interview topics include discussions over welfare, food stamps and other government…

In this interview, C. W. Murphy, a Morgan County native and former Wolfe County Judge, discusses his family history, farming and his land holdings, election campaigns, and local politics. Murphy has few good things to say about the Judicial Referendum in the interview. Other topics include the perceived need to cut 3/4 of the welfare from the Wolfe…

In this interview, Robert Westrick, the Carroll County Judge Executive, discusses his personal background, and his education and employment history prior to becoming Judge Executive. During a discussion over the judicial system changes he reveals that he preferred the pre-Referendum system over the new structure. Additional topics include water,…

In this interview, "Sammy" Woods, a Shelby County native, discusses his extensive career in public office; first as Sheriff and later as Judge Executive. He also shares his opinions on the Judicial Referendum, which he prefers, various county officials and boards, revenue sharing, and election campaigns. Other topics include the Shelby County…

In this interview, Ledford Karr details his family background, Wyoming CCC service in 1930s, his United States Army service, and his political career in Laurel County. Karr was elected Laurel County Judge Executive in 1974 after two terms of service as its Magistrate. He comments on the need for long and short term road repair, the pains of…

In this interview, William Sternberg discusses his employment before becoming judge, the Judicial Referendum, and the benefits of the Blue Grass Area Development Association.

In this interview, Troy Hampton discusses his experiences as a County Coroner and Judge, and his preference for the Judicial Referendum. He also details his judicial accomplishments, local juvenile trends, and his thoughts on how the courts are not properly equipped to handle the growing problems that the county faces.

In this interview, Hallice Upchurch discusses his family history, and his decision to run for office. He considers poor roads, inadequate money and quality water access to be the major problems that Wayne County faces. He also discusses the Judicial Referendum, and the corresponding citizen complaints that resulted from the new system.

In this interivew, Ira Bell, a 1928 EKU alumni, comments on his 38 year tenure as superintendent in Wayne County and the consolidation of Wayne county high schools. He also discusses his time at EKU, school board elections, changes in the student demographics, and his run for judge in 1969.

In this interview, John and Ann Gross, discuss their personal backgrounds, John's eight years as a Laurel County Judge, and his two terms on the city council. The Grosses also discuss the Judicial Referendum, the resulting changes in John's job responsibilities, the Laurel County Democratic Party, local industries, and recreational fishing.

In this interview, Finis Pyles, a former 1950s County Judge, details his political background, judicial duties, and problems during his time as Judge, such as local alcohol abuse and juvenile crime trends. He had no future plans to come out of retirement, however he did comment on the need for improving the extant Columbia Police Department…

In this interview, James Brock explains the pros and cons to the newly adopted Judicial System, and his preference for the Judicial Referendum. He also comments on his accomplishments after one year in office and the recently held 1977 election. Other topics include the local problems he faces, senior citizenry, and his working relationships with…

In this interview, Donnie McWhorter discusses his decision to enter into politics, and the County problems he attempted to resolve while in office. He also details the benefits of federal grant money, his duties as Judge Executive and his plans for reelection.

Edward Taylor was elected County Judge in 1965, and served from 1966-1970. This interview contains a discussion over the Judicial Referendum, and other prevalent Clinton County problems, such as crime patterns that, in his opinion, resulted from economic inflation.

This interview with Claude Willen, a Methodist Minister, explains why and how he became involved in politics. He discusses his decision to run for County Judge in a special election that was held after the sitting Judge died in office. He also comments on the resulting job duties he had while serving.

In this interview, Hiram Parrish explains the duties of a County Judge and County Judge Executive, and he expresses his preference for the Judicial Referendum. He also details his father's career as a trader, and the role horses and mules played in their lives.
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