Interview with C. Carroll Fugate

  • Identifier: 1979 OH 233
  • Date: 5/30/1979
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: Fugate, C. Carroll
  • Description: C. Carroll Fugate served as the Perry County Magistrate before he won the Judge Executive election. In this interview Fugate discusses his family background, his United States Marines military service, previous employment endeavours, and the Judicial Referendum. Fugate concludes that the major problems that Perry County faces is a lack of money for road repair, struggling ambulance services, an inadequate fire department, and the fact that "Whiskey is the number one business in Hazard, not coal." Of special interest, is a discussion over the many personal dangers that he faced while in public office.
  • Location: Hazard, KY
  • Duration: 1:01:36
  • 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


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