Browse Interviews (8 total)

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 the various problems he faced as judge, which include, but are not limited to, poor roads,…

In this interview, Hershel Lynch discusses his employment history and public service career. Lynch concludes that poor infrastructure and high unemployment were the primary shortfalls in Jackson County. This interview also contains additional comments by Herman Brockman, a former Jackson County Court Coordinator.

In this interview, Homer Powell recollects his life experiences as a Jackson County native, farmer, magistrate, and county judge. Powell concludes that the newly adopted Judicial System is destructive to his predominatly Republican community. Other topics include election campaigns and his extensive political career which spanned from 1942 to 1977.

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 positive development.

Dr. George Hamilton Tapp was a well-known Kentucky historian who spent most of his career teaching and writing. Dr. Tapp started his career teaching at various schools and institutions such as Pike County High School, Eastern Kentucky University (1923-1928), Louisville Male High School (1934-1944), and the University of Kentucky (1948-1971). While…
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