Interview with James Guffey

  • Identifier: 1980 OH 210
  • Date: 6/4/1980
  • Interviewer: Whitt, A. L.
  • Interviewee: Guffey, James
  • Description: In this interview, James Guffey, a Ballard County native, discusses his education, reasons for "getting into" politics, and his corresponding public service experiences as Deputy Sheriff, County Judge and County Judge Executive. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum, "major players" in Ballard County, unemployment and tax rates, recreation, and the county's wildlife reserve and river traffic. Guffey concludes he has future plansto run for State Representative after his current term as Judge Executive expires.
  • Location: LaCenter, KY
  • Duration: :38:50
  • 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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