Browse Interviews (7 total)

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 industry, problems with land fill and sanitation services, and the pains of poor county roads. Slaton also…

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 waste removal, the volunteer fire department and senior citizen programs, and the Judicial Referendum.…

Robert Harrod, a Franklin County native, relates his experiences as a lawyer, County Judge and County Judge Executive in this interview. Interview topics include his family, education, his predecessor and the embezzlement case he faced, the Fiscal Court, House Bill #44, local industry, and Revenue Sharing. He also coments on Franklin County…

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 politics, and his memories of "working the polls". While working the polls at age 16 Jordan let his 11…

In this interview, Roy Bailey, a Bath County native, details his family history, World War II military service record, and his experiences as both a County Judge and Judge Executive. He comments on his support for former Governor Julian Carroll, his failed State Representative election campaign, his successful run for County Judge in 1974, the…

Richard Ousley, a Greenup County native, details his family history and his political career in this interview. He was the last county judge under the old system and the first elected Judge Executive since the Judicial Referendum, which took effect in 1977. Ousley discusses, amongst other topics, the difficulties of long hours under the old system,…

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 condition, the five heart attacks he has suffered, and his satisfaction with the Judicial…
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