Interview With Finis Pyles

  • Identifier: 1979 OH 004
  • Date: 12/20/1978
  • Interviewer: Ellis, William E. & Halpin, Don
  • Interviewee: Pyles, Finis
  • Description: 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 recruitment strategies.
  • Location: Columbia, KY
  • Duration: :47:29
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: no
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives Crabbe Library Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: Project Funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


“Interview With Finis Pyles,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed October 20, 2021,