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0:30 - Background

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Partial Transcript: Judge Willen, I'd like to start off the interview this morning with some questions about your family background.

Segment Synopsis: Willen talks about being raised in Clinton County and becoming a Methodist Minister.

Keywords: Clinton County; Cumberland County; Methodist

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3:32 - General Assembly

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Partial Transcript: How did you first get involved in politics?

Segment Synopsis: Willen describes his time as a member of the Kentucky Legislature.

Keywords: Chandler, Albert Benjamin; Cumberland County; Kentucky General Assembly; Kentucky Legislature

Subjects: Republican party (Ky.)

14:46 - Elections

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Partial Transcript: Then did you choose not to run anymore?

Segment Synopsis: Willen talks about elections and gerrymandering that effected the outcome of the elections.

Keywords: Cumberland County

Subjects: Gerrymandering Kentucky--Politics and government Political campaigns

17:14 - Path to County Judge

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Partial Transcript: When did you, what years did you run for County Judge?

Segment Synopsis: Willen explains why he decided to run for County Judge and how he got elected.

Keywords: County Judge; County Judge Executive; Cumberland County; Grassroots campaign

Subjects: Cumberland County (Ky.). Fiscal Court Political campaigns

29:57 - County Judge duties

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Partial Transcript: During your term as County Judge, what was most of your time spent up?

Segment Synopsis: Willen talks about his duties as County Judge. He says most of his time was taken up with paperwork.

Keywords: County Judge; County Judge Executive; Cumberland County

Subjects: County attorneys Cumberland County (Ky.). Fiscal Court

39:52 - Politics

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Partial Transcript: What were some of the other problems you had?

Segment Synopsis: Willen says that he wanted to build more roads but ran into political issues. He explains how he got his way with Governor Chandler.

Keywords: Chandler, Albert; Chandler, Happy; Cumberland County

Subjects: Kentucky--Politics and government Road building Road--Construction

51:59 - Judicial referendum

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Partial Transcript: What do you think of the new system?

Segment Synopsis: Willen says that the new role of County Judge does not allow for enough contact with the people of the county.

Keywords: County Judge; County Judge Executive; Cumberland County

Subjects: Kentucky--Politics and government

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