In this interview, Robert Collins, a Letcher County native, discusses his family history, education, and decisions to become a County Judge and County Judge Executive. He also comments on his working relationships with former Governors Earl Clements and Bert T. Combs, and his predecessor, Judge Bennett Adams. Other interview topics include a Judicial Referendum discussion in which he concludes that the restructuring was good for Judges but bad for the people, and a discussion over the Senior Citizen and Road Improvements Programs, two pressing issues in the county. There is also extensive dialogue over the county school system and industry, which depended heavily on coal mining and a planned coal liquefying plant.
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