Interview with Charles Gregory Higdon, July 27, 2006

Higdon (Senate 1981-1991, 1st district; Democrat) talks about life in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, his Catholic upbringing, military service, and the annual Fancy Farm Picnic. He discusses early impressions of Frankfort as a new senator, serving on committees, campaigning, serving under several administrations, legislation for education reform, natural resources, infrastructure, and the lottery. He concludes the interview with a review of his duties as co-secretary of the for the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet under Governor Jones, and changes in the legislature since his retirement.

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Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Calloway County (Ky.)   Carlisle County (Ky.)   Catholicism   Collins, Martha Layne   Educational change   Fancy Farm (Ky.)   Frankfort (Ky.)   Fulton County (Ky.)   Graves County (Ky.)   Hickman County (Ky.)   Higdon, Charles Gregory   Higdon, Charles Gregory--Interviews   Japan.   Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson)   Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Paducah (Ky.)   Political campaigns--Kentucky   Regionalism   Roads   Trigg County (Ky.)   Vietnam War, 1961-1975   Wilkinson, Wallace G.  

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