Interview with James Allen

  • Identifier: 1980 OH 240
  • Date: 5/23/1980
  • Interviewer: Odum, Walter
  • Interviewee: Allen, James
  • Description: In this interview, James Allen, Editor of the Grayson County Gazette, discusses his education, the paper, and its circulation. He also discusses various problems in the county, including corruption in City Hall. Allen also comments extensively on his professional relationship with Al Smith, and the six newspapers they own.
  • Location: Leitchfield, KY
  • Duration: 00:46:54
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Indexer: Crystal Allen-Daniels
  • Funding Source: Project funded and indexed by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


“Interview with James Allen,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed August 11, 2020,