Interview with Doug Castle, March 4, 2003

Project: Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this first of a two-part interview, Doug Castle, longtime mayor of Paris, Kentucky, discusses his tenure in local government, elaborating on his early life and childhood as a star football player for Paintsville High, his time in the Navy, and his career path before becoming mayor, which included leadership positions in the United States Junior Council. He also details the highs and lows of his term, including his struggles to build the Paris Pike and Paris By-Pass, his difficulties with city managers and his overall improvements to Paris during his twenty-nine year mayoral run.

Interview Accession

2003oh081_klc018

Interviewee Name

Doug Castle

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2003-03-04

Interview Keyword

Policy-making

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Castle, Doug Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 04 Mar. 2003. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Castle, D. (2003, March 04). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Castle, Doug, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. March 04, 2003, Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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