Interview with Reece Smoot

  • Identifier1979 OH 502
  • Date11/9/1979
  • InterviewerRobinson, Norma
  • IntervieweeSmoot, Reece
  • DescriptionReece Smoot, a Bourbon County native and longtime Nicholas county resident, discusses his family history, military service record, education, and the public offices he has held in Nicholas County, which include Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff, and County Judge Executive. He concludes the county has good roads and schools, but it needs more industry and housing, two factors he sought to address while in office. He also comments that he supports a planning and zoning board for Carlisle, but opposes a broader county commission. He also discusses Blue Grass Industry, which employs 300-400 people, his possible plans for reelection and a need for new water and sewage lines.
  • LocationCarlisle, KY
  • Duration:37:48
  • 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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