Interview with Waymond Morris, March 10, 1998

Project: History of Owensboro, Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Owensboro, Kentucky's sitting mayor at the time, Waymond Morris talks about his personal history, drug culture in Owensboro in 1970s, gang activity, social change since 1960s, significant events in Owensboro's history since World War II, negativism of the 1970s, the role of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer newspaper, and the city-county merger issue. He also discusses his opinions on other politicians in Owensboro, both former and contemporary, including David Adkisson, C. Waitman Taylor, and Dick Moore.

Interview Accession

1998oh079_hoo021

Interviewee Name

Waymond Morris

Interviewer Name

Lee Dew

Interview Date

1998-03-10

Interview Keyword

Progress in Owensboro (Ky.)

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Morris, Waymond Interview by Lee Dew. 10 Mar. 1998. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Morris, W. (1998, March 10). Interview by L. Dew. History of Owensboro, Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Morris, Waymond, interview by Lee Dew. March 10, 1998, History of Owensboro, Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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