Interview with Albert P. "Al" Smith, Jr., September 26, 2011

Project: West Kentucky Politics Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this interview, Al Smith discusses western Kentucky politics during former Governor Breathitt's term. He also discusses his personal history including his transition from reporter/editor for a Russellville, Kentucky paper, to owner of the paper, then to owner of several more papers. Smith also talks about his career as host of Comment on Kentucky and director of the Appalachia Regional Commission. He provides insight on Logan County, Kentucky, western Kentucky, and Kentucky politics. In addition, Smith discusses friendships with former Governor Breathitt and leading GOP politico Larry Forgy. Also included are insights on J.R. Miller, Big Rivers Corporation, and the changes in western Kentucky politics over the years.

Interview Accession

2011oh220_wkp017

Interviewee Name

Albert P. "Al" Smith, Jr.

Interviewer Name

George G. Humphreys

Interview Date

2011-09-26

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Smith, Albert P., Jr. Interview by George G. Humphreys. 26 Sep. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, A.P., Jr. (2011, September 26). Interview by G. G. Humphreys. West Kentucky Politics Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smith, Albert P., Jr., interview by George G. Humphreys. September 26, 2011, West Kentucky Politics Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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