Interview with Zellner Cossey

  • Identifier: 1980 OH 153
  • Date: 5/19/1980
  • Interviewer: Algier, Keith
  • Interviewee: Cossey, Zellner
  • Description: Zellner Cossey, a Trigg County native, discusses his family history and 18 years in public service in this interview. He comments extensively on his experiences as a Trigg County Judge, then Sheriff and County Judge Executive. Special attention is paid to the "unique qualities" of Trigg County, the Judicial Referendum, local healthcare issues, the elderly, roads system, area mining operations, recreation and tourism, and county population growth.
  • Location: Cadiz, KY
  • Duration: :31:02
  • 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


“Interview with Zellner Cossey,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 16, 2022,