Interview with Nim Henson

  • Identifier: 1980 OH 093
  • Date: 3/31/1980
  • Interviewer: Robinson, Norma
  • Interviewee: Henson, Nim
  • Description: In this interview, Nim Henson, a Breathitt County native, details his family, employment history and public service career. He discusses judicial job duties, the Judicial Referendum, Fiscal Court, the advantages and disadvantages of the coal industry, Revenue Sharing, and county growth. He concludes that a lack of garbage collection, adequate hospital services and recreation are the major problems that Breathitt County faces. He considers the construction of a nursing home to be a major accomplishment during his tenure.
  • Location: Jackson, KY
  • Duration: :29:13
  • 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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