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Interview Summary

Keith L. Runyon was a writer and editor for The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky for 43 years. He left the newspaper in 2012 and now serves as a media specialist for the Center for Interfaith Relations.

In this interview, Runyon talks about his decades-long friendship with Judge John G. Heyburn II. He discusses how they met, their shared appreciation for history, and his own observations of Judge Heyburn from his vantage points as both a friend and as the opinion editor for The Courier-Journal. Runyon also describes own career path from law into journalism and reflects on his tenure at The Courier-Journal.

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2017oh551_hey003

Interviewee Name

Keith Runyon

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2017-08-23

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Runyon, Keith Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 23 Aug. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Runyon, K. (2017, August 23). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Runyon, Keith, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. August 23, 2017, John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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