Browse Interviews (71 total)

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 accomplishments since 1970, how the county was run in the past, the KY Fiscal Court, and the major…

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 include the Judicial Referendum, "major players" in Ballard County, unemployment and tax rates,…

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…

In this interview, Joseph Pearman, a Larue County native, discusses his family history, education, and employment prior to becoming County Judge Executive. He also comments on the Judicial Referendum, the county's current and future needs, local industry, the county school system, and park and recreation development around Lincoln's Birthplace.

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…

Theron Kessinger, a Ohio County native, details his personal background and the four terms he served in the KY House of Representatives in this interview. He also comments on the Jucicial Referndum, and, Ohio County's roads problem, recent population growth, and its housing program.

Charles Roberts, a Nelson County native, discusses his public service career and family history in this interview. Interview topics include his decision to enter into politics, the positions he has held, the county's problematic roads and bridges, and discussions over the Judicial Referendum and his efforts to improve recreation and entertainment…

In this interview, Bob Minix, an Allen County native, comments on his experiences in public service, which includes terms as the County Sheriff and Judge Executive. Interview topics include his election campaigns, the Judicial Referendum, the boards he serves on, and the major issues the county faces, such as a lack of recreation opportunities and…

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 ambulance service, and fire and roads departments, the lack of a housing program and the pains of county…

In this interview, Earl Glenn, a Grayson County native, discusses his 24 year banking career and his time as the County Judge Executive. He comments extensively on the Fiscal Court, the Judicial Referendum, Grayson County's social and political profile, and the functions of county government and services.

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.

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.

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, 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. Doyel concludes that unemployment, poor roads, inadequate landfill access, and a lack of a hospital…

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, recent county growth, the Fiscal Court and the Pennyrille AD District.

J. Bourbon Elliott, a Washington County native, shares his experiences as a County Judge Executive in this interview. Interview topics include discussions over his education and family, his election campaigns, the Judicial Referendum, Fiscal Court, his typical job duties, and his major concerns, which include a shortage of doctors and absence of a…

In this interview, William Froehlich discusses his family and employment history prior to becoming Judge Executive of Daviess County. He comments on his initial public service position as County Commissioner, his professional relationships with state and city governments, the major traffic and infrastructure problems the county faces, the costs of…

Arson Moore, a Bullitt County native, details his experiences as County Judge Executive in this interview. He was initially appointed to a position on the Fiscal Court after his father passed away while in office. Interview topics include discussions over Bullitt County's status as a "bedroom county" for Jefferson county, the perceived damages that…

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 Taylor County faces, such as inadequate ambulance services, roads, and recreation facilities.…

Randall Donahue, a Nelson County native, comments on his political career in both state and local politics in this interview. Donahue served as a city councilman, Mayor, and state senator prior to becoming the Marion County Judge Executive. In the interview he discusses the Judicial Referendum, the county's need for local industry, the predominant…

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,…
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