Interview with Porter Henson

  • Identifier1980 OH 078
  • Date1/16/1980
  • InterviewerRobinson, Norma
  • IntervieweeHenson, Porter
  • DescriptionIn this interview Porter Henson, a Robertson County native and WW II veteran, discusses his family history, military service, farming background, and public service career in Robertson County, which began with a county school board position and continued once he was appointed County Judge in 1963. Other interview topics include the pains of high unemployment and a lack of industry, the Judicial Referendum, the Fiscal Court's pros and cons, the importance of Revenue Sharing to the county, and the cattle and tobacco industry in the county. Henson also comments on residents interests in the history of the county.
  • LocationMt. Olivet, KY
  • Duration:37:04
  • 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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