Interview with Paul T. Smith, March 7, 2002

Project: Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this second of two-part interview, former mayor of Burkesville, Kentucky, General Paul T. Smith, describes his retirement from the U.S. Army and his election as mayor of his hometown. He remembers what the culture of Burkesville was like during his childhood and how it had changed by the 1980s. Smith discusses the challenges involved in governing Burkesville and explains his approach to leadership. He describes how he restructured the city's government and put its finances in order. Smith discusses many of his accomplishments as mayor, including improvements to the city's roads, housing, utilities, police force and recreational facilities. He talks about his membership in various state and local committees and organizations that dealt with issues of local government, economic development and veterans' issues, to name a few.

Interview Accession

2002oh055_klc013

Interviewee Name

Paul T. Smith

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2002-03-07

Interview Keyword

Policy-making

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Smith, Paul T. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 07 Mar. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, P.T. (2002, March 07). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smith, Paul T., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. March 07, 2002, Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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