Interview with Wayne T. Rutherford

  • Identifier: 1980 OH 167
  • Date: 4/29/1980
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: Rutherford, Wayne T.
  • Description: Wayne T. Rutherford discusses his family background, previous work in the State Department of Corrections and his tenure as the Pike County Judge Executive in this interview. Interview topics cover a wide range of relevant county services, such as waste removal, the volunteer fire department and senior citizen programs, and the Judicial Referendum. Rutherford also comments on President Jimmy Carter, Governor John Y. Brown Jr., the coal severance tax, relevant federal programs, the persistent flooding in the county and the coal industry.
  • Location: Pikeville, KY
  • Duration: 1:01:51
  • 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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