Interview with R.S. "Sammy" Woods

  • Identifier1979 OH 241
  • Date5/30/1979
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeWoods, R.S. "Sammy"
  • DescriptionIn this interview, "Sammy" Woods, a Shelby County native, discusses his extensive career in public office; first as Sheriff and later as Judge Executive. He also shares his opinions on the Judicial Referendum, which he prefers, various county officials and boards, revenue sharing, and election campaigns. Other topics include the Shelby County economy and his grassroots efforts to connect with the community on a one on one level.
  • LocationShelbyville, KY
  • Duration:47:20
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives Crabbe Library Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceProject Funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


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