Interview with Clay Crupper, July 12, 2006

Crupper (House 1974-1992, 61st district; Democrat) discusses growing up in rural Owen County, his farming background, dairy business, education, and family history. He covers his entry into politics, campaign approach, committees he served on, and legislation on the helmet law, collective bargaining for teachers, merit pay for state employees, education reform, tobacco farming, and horse racing. Highlights include his impressions of several governors, being the border district between the Northern Kentucky and Central Kentucky caucuses, and his political philosophy.

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Agriculture--Kentucky   Agriculture.   Apportionment (Election law)   Baptists   Bracken County (Ky.)   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Carroll County (Ky.)   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Clay, Crupper   Clay, Crupper--Interviews   Collective bargaining   Collins, Martha Layne   Dry Ridge (Ky.)   Economic development   Educational change   Educational change--Kentucky   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Gallatin County (Ky.)   Grant County (Ky.)   Harris, Thomas O.   Horse industry--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Horse industry.   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Lobbyists-- Kentucky   Merit pay--Kentucky   Migrant workers   Owen County (Ky.)   Pendleton County (Ky.)   Philosophy--Political aspects   Political campaigns--Kentucky   Radio   Rural conditions   Scott County (Ky.)   Simulcasting of horse racing   Tobacco industry--Kentucky   World War, 1939-1945.  

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